Monthly Archives: July 2011

Unclogged Arteries – While You Wait

Widening Blocked Arteries in the Neck Works Well on an Outpatient Basis, Study Shows Same-day service to prop open plaque-clogged carotid arteries works well and is safe, at least at experienced clinics, a new study says.

Depression after Heart Attack or Bypass Post 2

Depression also affects up to a quarter of people who undergo bypass surgery, often with devastating results. And a 1997 Lancet study found that, just as with heart attack survivors, mood problems weren’t necessarily new to bypass patients: About a…

Depression after Heart Attack or Bypass Post 1

It’s easy to understand why someone might be depressed following a heart attack or bypass surgery. There’s the stress of the hospitalization, the fear of another heart attack, and perhaps a new feeling of vulnerability. Depending on the severity of…

Battling Brittle Bones

A hormone that helps regulate calcium in the body may offer another therapy to fight the brittle-bone disease osteoporosis, researchers report. In a study of more than 1,600 women with fragile bones, parathyroid hormone increased patients’ bone density and cut…

Sexing the City

Every TV group of friends has its token bad girl, and the posse on HBO’s “Sex and the City” is no exception. Thirty-something Samantha, public relations hack by day and Gucci-suited vixen by night, is just as likely to bed…

Vitamin B-12 Lozenges

Q.I had part of my stomach removed, so I need to get a vitamin B-12 shot every month. Recently, I saw an advertisement for B-12 microlozenges that dissolve under the tongue. Can I take that instead of the shot?