Choosing a hearing aid isn’t easy, especially if you’ve never used one. They come in different shapes, colors and levels of technology.The first factor in determining which hearing aid to choose is your hearing loss, which could range from very mild to severe. Next, you need to know what you would like it to be… Continue reading Hearing loss: things to know before buying a hearing aid
Small lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL) is a cancer of the immune system. It affects infection-fighting white blood cells called B cells. SLL is a type of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, which along with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) indicates the same type of disease, treated the same way. Whereas in SLL, the cancer cells reside primarily in the lymph… Continue reading Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma (SLL): Symptoms and Treatments, Causes and Diagnosis
Diabetes Epidemiology Diabetes is a very common disease. New updated data from the new International Diabetes Federation (IDF) Diabetes Atlas show that more than 34 million Americans have diabetes (1 in 10 individuals), of whom approximately 90-95% have type 2 diabetes. In UK the situation is slightly better: with nearly 4 million sufferers, about one… Continue reading Diabetes Type 2: Epidemiology and Prevention
Small lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL) is a cancer of the immune system that affects the white blood cells that fight infection, called B cells. SLL is a type of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, as is chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). Both cancers are basically the same disease, and are treated in almost the same way. The difference between the… Continue reading Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma (SLL): Stats, Causes and Diagnosis
Diabetes mellitus is a chronic metabolic disorder that affects our body’s energy processes. Following the daily intake of food, a good portion of the nutrients are broken down into sugars (glucose), which are then transferred to the blood vessels. When the level of sugars (blood glucose) exceeds threshold levels, the pancreas kicks in. It releases… Continue reading Diabetes: Diagnosis and Types
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs), also called sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are contracted from another person through sexual contact. Each year, more than 20 million Americans are infected with one of more than 20 known types of STDs/STIs; of these, about half are under the age of 24.