There is a significant body of evidence suggesting that lower (sub-normal) blood pressures might help delay the onset of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease over the course of a lifetime.
While the data, evidence, and expert opinion is mixed, I believe that it’s important to measure homocysteine levels
Lovelock’s “Some Medical Considerations of Sports and Games” is a five page article written in 1939 about the way a medical man, to use Lovelock’s language, should help guide children to health through the practice of athletics.
There are several different companies now offering Multi-Cancer Early detection tests. The test I am writing about today is the Galleri test by GRAIL. This test works by looking for methylation patterns on cell-free DNA in blood samples. The test generates one of two possible results: “Cancer Signal Detected,” or “Cancer Signal Not Detected.”
I’d like to approach my end with tranquility and dignity, to exert my will up until my last breath, to leave a legacy of strength and pride rather than fear and self-pity.
I am doubtful that if I were faced with my own mortality at this moment that I would live up to such grand expectations, which is why I wanted to highlight two inspiring stories that were in the news this week.
The oversimplification of cardiovascular disease risk assessment—in which LDL-cholesterol is often the primary diagnostic, prognostic, and therapeutic target—leads to effective treatment of some people, but the ineffective treatment of others.
For this reason, though it’s very hard to do, I believe we should try to avoid applying guidelines without attention to the particularities of each individual patient.
It’s possible to envision a future version of ourselves as a more robust, vigorous, and resilient person, and then to bring that person into reality.