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What Happens With Too Much Or Too Little Salt?

May 17 , 2021

Morrisa Schwartz

What Happens With Too Much Or Too Little Salt?

Salt, or Sodium, is something we need in our diets to live. However, our body needs a very specific amount. Though guidelines recommend only 6g of salt per day, Americans often have an average of 8.5g each day.  This increased amount of salt can lead to all kinds of issues, including heart disease or high blood pressure. A question we often get is, how do I know if the salt 

Think Twice About Taking Aspirin if You Don't Have Heart Disease

May 17 , 2021

Morrisa Schwartz

Think Twice About Taking Aspirin if You Don't Have Heart Disease

People without heart disease should think twice before taking aspirin daily. For some, the risk of internal bleeding is not worth the reward. Remember, your doctor's words should come first. If you've had a heart attack or stroke, you may be on a low dose of daily aspirin. Studies have shown that aspirin could be saving lives. Aspirin can also prevent other major cardiac

Fighting Brain Cancer and Stroke with Fish

May 17 , 2021

Morrisa Schwartz

Fighting Brain Cancer and Stroke with Fish

An ancient species of parasitic fish might be the new direction of delivering therapeutic drugs into the brain. The goal? To help treat issues like brain cancer and stroke. The lampreys are one of the oldest surviving of eel-like fish. Now, they are being used to help transport drugs to the brain. Scientists from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Texas

What Is A Sympathectomy? Procedure, Recovery, Treatment

May 17 , 2021

Stephen Smith

What Is A Sympathectomy? Procedure, Recovery, Treatment

When you’re suffering from excessive sweating or any other nervous system disorder, you certainly need all the empathy you can get. But do you need a sympathectomy? This surgical procedure with the memorable name provides much-needed relief for some people. But no operation is without risk. Many patients seek less aggressive measures first -- often with good outcomes. What Is

May 17 , 2021

Stephen Smith

Can Sugar Raise BP?

Can Sugar Raise BP?  It’s a common misconception that people must cut down on salt intake to reduce the risk of stroke, which causes about 3 million deaths annually all over the world. However, in new studies, researchers found that, in fact, sugar is more to blame for raised blood pressure than salt. The belief that blood pressure rises due to a high salt intake and leads to