Archive for July 2011
Over 15 million Americans are estimated to have diabetes, a disease that is characterized by elevated blood glucose levels. Ninety-percent of these individuals have type 2 diabetes, which in the long term can increase the risk of nerve, kidney and eye problems, as well as of heart disease and stroke. (more…)
By the age of 55, about 30% of White American Men and 20% of White American women have a blood pressure reading above the recommended maximum 140/90. African Americans are worse off; about half of African American men and more than 40% of African American women have high blood pressure by the same age. (more…)
One very interesting way acupuncture is being used here in the west is treating withdrawal and detoxification from substances such as tobacco, alcohol, legal and illegal narcotics. (more…)
The costs of the 50 drugs most prescribed for older people went up twice as fast as the rate of inflation between January 2000 and January 2001, according to Families USA.
And that’s not a new thing, the health consumer advocate organization said. Between 1996 and this year, the makers of 27 of those drugs increased their prices at least once a year.
A thorough head-to-toe questioning was carried out (for physical symptoms): only replies which yielded potentially useful information have been included here. (more…)
To read over the case, scroll down. If you’ve already studied the case and read the comments of others, you may now wish to participate in the analysis. (more…)