The Dangers of Some IV Lines

Physicians need to more carefully consider the type of IV they use on patients, researchers say.

One kind of IV, known as a PICC line, is used to deliver medicines or have blood drawn over the course of days or weeks.

But while they’re popular, PICC lines also raise the risk of potentially dangerous blood clots.

Promoting Regeneration of Heart Tissue

A team led by Ed Morrisey, PhD, a professor of Medicine and Cell and Developmental Biology and the scientific director of the Institute for Regenerative Medicine in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, has shown that a subset of RNA molecules, called microRNAs, is important for car

Diabetics: Protect Yourself from Teeth and Gum Problems

Diabetes brings with it a host of health problems, but it’s often overlooked that one of those issues can cibcerb teeth and gums. According to the SeniorHealth division of the National Institutes of Health, diabetics can be more liable to tooth and gum problems if their blood glucose stays higher. Why? Because glucose is present in saliva, and high glucose levels in saliva help bacteria grow.

iPosture; The Evolution of Your Posture in the Digital Age

By Renee North  

Life has changed and now most of the world is a part of, or slave to, digital technology. Our collective posture has been folded and molded by the Internet, while we text, tap and swipe on iPhones, iPads, tablets, phablets, laptops, and desktops.


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