Dietary sodium intake has long been identified as a major risk factor for premature death, especially due to its potential link to cardiovascular disease. As such, physicians often advise minimizing sodium intake to help promote health. A new study published in the European Heart Journal challenges some of the conventional wisdom on sodium … [Read more...]
Sodium Intake: What are the True Health Implications?
Heart Transplants May Work with Donors Who Suffered Circulatory Death
Though heart transplants have an extraordinary potential to save lives, the number of viable heart organs for transplants cannot keep up with the need. Over the past decade, more hearts have become available to bolster the volume of heart transplantation that are undergone. Sadly, much of the boom in availability has resulted from early deaths due … [Read more...]
Do Antipsychotics Increase the Risk of Dying from COVID-19?
During the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been widely recognized that older people and those with pre-existing conditions are at heightened risk for severe illness and death compared to their younger, healthier counterparts. However, when considering pre-existing conditions, much of the focus is on diseases associated with being overweight, such as … [Read more...]
Is Anesthesiology Care Needed for Cataract Surgeries?
Anesthesiologists have been in higher demand in recent years, and it is estimated that there will be a shortage of between 10,300 and 35,600 anesthesiologists in the U.S. by the year 2034. At the same time, these physicians are experiencing higher rates of burnout and retiring early at higher rates than previous decades. It is therefore important … [Read more...]
Dementia Risk: Does Diet Matter?
Dementia is a devastating condition that is becoming increasingly problematic as size of the elderly population grows. Over the next 3 decades, cases are expected to triple. Unlike many other age-related diseases, dementia is still not well understood by physicians, and treatments are still largely ineffective. Aggressive research efforts therefore … [Read more...]