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Are Fermented Foods Good for Your Health?

Historically the fermentation technique was used as a way of preserving foods and drinks long before the days of refrigeration. During the process of fermentation, microorganisms such as bacteria, yeast or fungi convert organic compounds, such as sugars and starch, into alcohol or acids. For example, starches and sugars in vegetables and fruits are converted toContinue reading “Are Fermented Foods Good for Your Health?”

TMS And Depression

TMS – Non-invasive treatment option that offers hope for patients with treatment-resistant depression  Depression is the leading cause of disability in the United States for people aged 15 to 44. Major depressive disorder affects more than 16.1 million American adults, or about 6.7%of the U.S. population age 18 and older in a given year. WhileContinue reading “TMS And Depression”

The connection between inflammation and disease

Why You Should Pay Attention to Chronic Inflammation: The connection between inflammation and disease The immune system acts as the defender of the body. It fights off pathogens such as viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites, irritants such as chemicals and industrial byproducts, responds to trauma and injury, and protects the body by cleaning up andContinue reading “The connection between inflammation and disease”

The Exercise Pill

How exercise can help your brain stay healthy and protect you against anxiety & depression It’s been well documented that regular exercise has many benefits to our physical health, from helping to build and maintain muscles, to keeping our bones strong & healthy, to making our cardiovascular system function optimally and boosting metabolism. What’s notContinue reading “The Exercise Pill”

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS AWARENESS MONTH

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS AWARENESS MONTH March has been designated Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month, to educate the public about MS and to encourage support for the nearly 400,000 people diagnosed in the United States with this unpredictable and often debilitating disorder. (MS) is a neurodegenerative disorder caused by the immune system mistakenly attacking the myelin sheath, orContinue reading “MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS AWARENESS MONTH”

Promise Pharmacy Celebrates Patricia Goldman-Rakic, PhD

Patricia Goldman-Rakic, PhD Her Research Unraveled Mysteries of Brain & Memory Function It would be nearly impossible to exaggerate the impact Patricia Goldman-Rakic has had on the understanding of the human mind, and on the development of the field of neuroscience. Born in 1937 in Massachusetts, Goldman-Rakic was one of three daughters, all of whomContinue reading “Promise Pharmacy Celebrates Patricia Goldman-Rakic, PhD”

Is it Safe to Take OTC Medicine with High Blood Pressure?

High Blood Pressure and Over-the-Counter (OTC) Medications – Beware of the Hidden Dangers Many people who have high blood pressure are not aware that a number of over-the-counter (OTC) medications contain ingredients that can raise your blood pressure or keep your blood pressure medicine from working properly. So if you have high blood pressure (orContinue reading “Is it Safe to Take OTC Medicine with High Blood Pressure?”

Can Peptides Fight COVID-19?

New Research Finds Peptides May Offer Promise in the Fight Against COVID-19 A team of researchers from The Ohio State University may have discovered a way to interrupt the process by which the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 infects the human body, which could slow or inactivate the virus. Their research appears in the journal Bioconjugate Chemistry. ThereContinue reading “Can Peptides Fight COVID-19?”

The impact of Chronic Kidney Disease in Type 2 Diabetes is far-reaching

The impact of Chronic Kidney Disease in Type 2 Diabetes is far-reaching The prevalence of Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) and Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) are increasing worldwide. Individually, these conditions are linked to mortality, high cardiovascular risk, and the development of macro- and microvascular complications. Research suggests high blood pressure may be the most importantContinue reading “The impact of Chronic Kidney Disease in Type 2 Diabetes is far-reaching”

Black History Month: Pioneers in Healthcare

William Augustus Hinton (1883-1959) Born to freed slaves, William Augustus Hinton began his education at the University of Kansas. He went on to graduate with honors from Harvard Medical School in 1912. After graduation, Hinton began work at the Wassermann Laboratory at Harvard, and by 1915 he had become director of the lab. The lab was the officialContinue reading “Black History Month: Pioneers in Healthcare”

Black Women Medical Pioneers

Helen Octavia Dickens (1909-2001) First African American woman admitted to American College of Surgeons   Helen Octavia Dickens graduated with her medical degree from the University of Illinois in 1934, then completed an internship at Provident Hospital, founded by Daniel Hale Williams.  The daughter of a former slave, she would sit at the front of the classroom inContinue reading “Black Women Medical Pioneers”

Celebrating Black History Month: Danial Hale Williams

Daniel Hale Williams (1856-1931) – One of the first physicians to perform open-heart surgery in the US. Daniel Hale Williams pursued a pioneering career in medicine. Williams opened Provident Hospital in 1891, the first medical facility to have an interracial staff. He was also one of the first physicians to successfully complete pericardial surgery onContinue reading “Celebrating Black History Month: Danial Hale Williams”

Post-COVID-19 Syndrome

It is becoming clear that in addition to the immediate clinical effects of SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus can have long-term manifestations, experts said. These symptoms, according to Allison Navis, MD, assistant professor in the division of neuro-infectious diseases and the director of the neurology clinic at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, are known as post-COVID-19 syndrome,Continue reading “Post-COVID-19 Syndrome”

Genetic study indicates causal link between elevated BP, AF risk

In a Mendelian randomization study, elevated systolic BP, diastolic BP and pulse pressure were each associated with increased risk for atrial fibrillation. “Hypertension represents one of the most common and strongest risk factor associated with the risk of AF. Despite this evidence, the association between hypertension and AF might be subject to several confounding factors, asContinue reading “Genetic study indicates causal link between elevated BP, AF risk”

February is National Cancer Prevention Month

National Cancer Prevention Month takes place in February and is aimed at uniting the world’s population in the global fight against cancer. These observations and initiatives serve to increase awareness and empower individuals to live healthier lives. According to a study conducted by the American Cancer Society, at least 42% of newly diagnosed cancers in theContinue reading “February is National Cancer Prevention Month”

Join the #OurHearts Movement

Bring American Heart Month to Your African American and Hispanic/Latino Communities– Join the #OurHearts Movement February is American Heart Month! Did you know that people who have close relationships at home, work, or in their community tend to be healthier and live longer? One reason, according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI),Continue reading “Join the #OurHearts Movement”

Self-Care = Heart Heath

Make Heart Health Part of Your Self-Care Routine Devoting a little time every day to care for yourself can go a long way toward protecting the health of your heart. Simple self-care, such as taking a moment to de-stress, giving yourself time to move more, preparing healthier meals, and not cheating on sleep can allContinue reading “Self-Care = Heart Heath”

Join the #OurHearts Movement

Celebrate American Heart Month: Join the #OurHearts Movement Did you know that people who have close relationships at home, work, or in their community tend to be healthier and live longer? One reason, according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), is that we’re more successful at meeting our health goals when weContinue reading “Join the #OurHearts Movement”

Are You at Risk for Glaucoma?

Time to spread the word about this sight-stealing disease More than 3 million people in the United States have glaucoma. The National Eye Institute projects this number will reach 4.2 million by 2030, a 58 percent increase. Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness. Over 3 million Americans, and over 60 million people worldwide,Continue reading “Are You at Risk for Glaucoma?”

Are Peptides Important?

What are peptides and what types of benefits do they offer?  A peptide is a short chain of amino acids. Peptides are found in all living cells. The amino acids in a peptide are connected to one another in a sequence by bonds called peptide bonds. Peptides are distinguished from proteins by their shorter length, althoughContinue reading “Are Peptides Important?”

Diagnosed with Diabetes? You’re not Alone.

About Diabetes Diabetes can strike anyone, from any walk of life. And it does, in numbers that are increasing dramatically. Currently, more than 30 million Americans have been diagnosed with diabetes. Worldwide, more than 422 million people have diabetes.   Diabetes is a serious condition that causes higher than normal blood sugar levels. Diabetes occurs when yourContinue reading “Diagnosed with Diabetes? You’re not Alone.”

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