Tag Archives: Reduce

“Smart” molecules that selectively target abnormal cell growth in blood vessels may reduce reoccurring blockage after stenting

Artificial “smart” molecules that selectively target certain blood-vessel cells and prevent abnormal growth, appear to reduce reoccurring blockages in blood vessels previously opened by stents, while sparing healthy endothelial cells lining the blood vessel. One molecule studied prevented vascular smooth muscle cells from overgrowing and blocking blood vessels, and the other caused these cells to… Read More »

Reduce The Risk For Developing Advanced Macular Degeneration

  If you want to decrease your risk for developing macular degeneration it is not necessary to buy high priced vitamin supplements. A group of European researchers has found that eating a Mediterranean diet decreases an individual’s risk of developing advanced macular degeneration by about 41% This diet provides an abundance of omega-3 fats acids,… Read More »

Medical News Today: Immunosuppressants reduce artery plaque in people with psoriasis

New research finds that treatment with biologic drugs reduces coronary plaque buildup among people with severe psoriasis. An immunosuppressant drug for psoriasis can also improve heart artery health for those with the skin condition. Psoriasis is a chronic, inflammatory skin condition that affects 7.5 million people in the United States and approximately 125 million worldwide.… Read More »

18 Anti-Inflammatory Foods to Eat to Reduce Pain

Green and black tea Eskymaks/Shutterstock Tea is rich in antioxidants or flavonoids, which may protect against cell damage that can worsen conditions such as arthritis. Research shows it also contains a chemical that fights inflammation, so consider swapping that morning cup of joe for a green tea instead. Broccoli s_derevianko/Shutterstock This vegetable contains vitamins C… Read More »

3 unexpected skills to reduce medical error

This article is sponsored by Careers by KevinMD.com. To err is human, and in the health care arena, avoiding errors is crucial. Efforts to address communication-related or “soft skill” failures have been ongoing since about 20 years ago when the Institute of Medicine (IOM) published reports titled To Err Is Human and Crossing the Quality Chasm. When we… Read More »