Diabetes in Children – Part 4

Complications Type 1 diabetes can affect nearly every major organ in your child’s body, including the heart, blood vessels, nerves, eyes and kidneys. The good news is that keeping your child’s blood sugar level close to normal most of the time can dramatically reduce the risk of these complications. Long-term complications of type 1 diabetes […]

Protecting Your Home From Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are great hitchhikers. They can move from an infested site to a new home by traveling on furniture, bedding, luggage, boxes, and clothing. Although they typically feed on blood every five to ten days, bed bugs can be quite resilient; they are capable of surviving several months to a year without feeding. Here’s […]

Tests for Pulmonary Hypertension – Part 2

Pulmonary hypertension could be caused or worsened by many medical conditions. So a long list of blood tests are required during the initial evaluation of patients suspected of having pulmonary hypertension, and subsequently and on a regular basis after the diagnosis is made. Listed here are some of the more common tests: CBC (Complete Blood […]

Pulmonary Hypertension – Part 1

The heart has 2 sides. The right side of the heart gets blood from the body and it sends this blood to the lungs to be ‘cleaned’. The lungs give oxygen to this blood and get rid of toxic gases such as carbon di-oxide (abbreviated as CO2). This ‘clean’ blood now makes its way to […]