Even Slightly Elevated Blood Pressure Increases Stroke Risk
09/29/2011 12:22:12 PM
New research published in the journal Neurology found an alarming correlation between borderline elevations in blood pressure, and the incidence of stroke. They found that patients in the upper end of prehypertension had a 55% increased risk of having a cerebral vascular ac..
JDCA Report: Why Donors Give
09/26/2011 17:06:40 PM
The type 1 diabetes community is comprised of different people from various backgrounds, but the vast majority hold a unified vision – that a cure should be our biggest goal. The JDCA’s latest report focuses on the results of our survey asking for donors to share their reasons for do..
Celebrating Women: Understanding PMS
09/19/2011 15:23:51 PM
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On March 8th we celebrate International Women’s Day. How could I let that day pass without talking about a condition that affects the vast majority of women, PMS? Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) is a collection of emotional, physical, and psycholog..
Colds and Flus: Prevention and Treatment
09/19/2011 14:09:19 PM
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Well, it’s that time of year again. Summer holidays are over, the kids are back in school and the rest of us are back at the daily grind. As we all know, with this return to daily routine comes the ever-persistent, unavoidable cold and flu season.&..
Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma
09/19/2011 02:19:48 AM
Malignant pleural mesothelioma is a rare disease in which cancer cells develop in the protective sac covering the lungs. The main risk factor for this condition is exposure to asbestos. Possible signs include shortness of breath and pain under the rib cage. ..
Alzheimer's Awareness Month
09/14/2011 20:19:03 PM
September is World Alzheimer's Month. Help us raise awareness by making a difference: Wear purple on Sept. 21, which is Alzheimer's Action Day. You can share your story and tell us how the end of Alzheimer's starts with you.
Today, there are more than 35 million people living with dementia worldw..
Meet the type 1 diabetes blogging community!
09/13/2011 17:05:34 PM
If you haven't checked out our website lately, we at the Juvenile Diabetes Cure Alliance have added an exciting new feature to our blog. Each week we interview one member of the type 1 diabetes blogging community and put up their profile on our website. In the interviews, we get their opinions on a ..
Where the Diabetes Foundations Fund Money is Going
09/06/2011 18:54:05 PM
The top 4 biggest diabetes charity foundations are the JDRF, DRIF, ADA, and Joslin. They host many fundraisers throughout the years and receive millions of dollars in donations from donors hoping the money will be used to fund research for a cure for type 1 diabetes. However, not all of that mon..
Dealing With Psoriasis
09/05/2011 16:13:48 PM
Many people experience dry, red itchy skin. The technical term for this problem is Psoriasis. It is a common disease of the skin and it is known for having an effect on the life cycle of your skin cells.Psoriasis is known to cause the cells to pile up very quickly on the surface of the skin itself. ..
First Appointment With A Phsychiatrist
08/27/2011 15:30:47 PM
Back in 2006 I had been on Fluoxetine 30mg (Prozac) for two years and had experienced severe depression for a period of four months. I was due to see my usual GP, who had been signing my fitness for work certificates, but he was off sick and I ended up seeing a different doctor. I explained the ..
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