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Lower Your Salt Intake With 3 Healthy Substitutes to Prevent Heart Diseases

Replacing table salt with a low-sodium substitute lowers the risk of stroke and other cardiovascular diseases such as heart attacks as well as death, Medscape reports. Scientists gave nearly 12,000 people in China, who were either older than 60 and had high blood pressure or had a history of stroke, regular salt or 70% salt with a salt substitute (potassium chloride).

  4 months ago ago
Lower Your Salt Intake With 3 Healthy Substitutes to Prevent Heart Diseases

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Hypoperfusion In Patients With Sickle Cell Disease

Hypoperfusion is the insufficient delivery of needed vital oxygen and nutrients to body tissues, which left undetected and untreated causes organ and system failure and death. It is also described as a reduced amount of blood flow and when ischemia develops blood low blood flow, it is called Hypoperfusion.

  3 months ago ago
Hypoperfusion In Patients With Sickle Cell Disease

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Priapism Complication In Sickle Cell Disease

Priapism is a complication developed in sickle cell disease patients, in both children and adults that are males only. In patients with sickle cell disease, the sickling of red blood cells can cause an erection of the penis; this is the major cause of priapism. Picture Credit: Medscape Reference

  3 months ago ago
Priapism Complication In Sickle Cell Disease

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Why Some People Have a Tiny Extra Hole in Their Ear (Pictures)

Some people are born with a tiny hole in their ear. Its called a preauricular sinus! An extra tiny hole in a person’s ear is a congenital imperfection that’s hardly noticeable. It also isn’t harmful. This imperfection is called preauricular sinus. It is also referred to as preauricular pit, preauricular cyst, or preauricular fissure.An evolutionary biologist named Neil Shubin has speculated that the preauricular sinus could be an “evolutionary remnant of fish gills.” However, this theory hasn’t been

  1 year ago ago
Why Some People Have a Tiny Extra Hole in Their Ear (Pictures)

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6 Smartphone Apps Every Doctor and Medical Student Needs

Gone are the days when doctors had to depend on patients' paper reports to be able to take a decision on their patients. The world is becoming digital and the medical field is not exempted from this development. There are now apps that allows for remote real-time medical data sharing for doctors. 1. Medscape (https://www.medscape.com/) Medscape is the leading online global destination for physicians and healthcare professionals worldwide, it is one of Apple Store’s most downloaded medical apps, Medscape can

  1 year ago ago
6 Smartphone Apps Every Doctor and Medical Student Needs