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Heart Failure is a very serious chronic condition in which the heart fails to pump effectively and efficiently, and provide the body/organs/cells with the blood that is needed to function properly. It is a term that encompasses a variety of causes and contributing factors that disrupt the heart’s ability to pump blood to meet the body’s needs.

Lowering the level of a known toxic amino acid, homocysteine using vitamin therapy, according to researchers, has a role in reducing the incidence of stroke. An article published recently in the Journal of the American Medical Association statues that vitamin therapy, once frequently recommended to lower homocysteine levels, should continue to play a role in […]

For many years physicians and scientists believed that cognitive decline—memory loss, etc, was an unavoidable portion of living longer, into the sixties, seventies, and eighties.  Fortunately, a growing number of research studies are finding that lifestyle factors including exercise and a healthy diet can delay and probably prevent the process.  Researchers at Rush University Medical […]

Earlier studies have indicated that sub-optimal poor vitamin B12 status may be a risk factor for brain atrophy and possibly cognitive impairment. Chicago researchers at Rush University Medical Center have found that low levels of vitamin B12 may contribute to brain function decline (thinking in particular) for senior adults in many ways. According to Christine […]

I often am asked by people in their fifties and a few people in their forties as to what they can do to prevent the development of Alzheimer’s Disease. Because there is a growing number of people with this disorder, the fear of contracting this disease is growing. During my years in medical school I […]