Risk Factors


High LDL Cholesterol Raises Heart Disease Risk Even in ‘Healthy’ People

Even without other risk factors, adults are at increased risk for heart disease if their LDL cholesterol is high, according to the American Heart Association.

By Diane Domina

Can Drinking Milk at Breakfast Lower Your Blood Sugar All Day?

Having high-protein milk at breakfast can lower blood sugar into the afternoon, a finding that could provide benefits for managing type 2 diabetes.

By Diane Domina

Diagnosed With Severe Asthma: Now What?

You’ll likely have a slew of questions like, what makes it severe, how is it treated differently, and where can I find support?

By Stephanie Stephens

Is This Just An IBD Flare, or Pancreatic Cancer?

Symptoms of pancreatic cancer can mimic those of IBD, so sometimes, it's hard to tell if it's just a typical IBD flare, or something more. Always talk to your doctor if you are experiencing new and different symptoms of IBD.

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

Traumatic Brain Injury Linked to Suicide Risk

According to a study, people treated for traumatic brain injury have a higher risk for suicide than people in the general population without a brain injury.

By Diane Domina

New Blood Test Could Predict Kidney Cancer Risk

KIM-1 testing could double the accuracy of current screening tests used to measure kidney disease markers and diagnose kidney cancer earlier.

By Diane Domina

Early Type 1 Diabetes Shortens Life Expectancy

While it’s well-known that type 1 diabetes reduces life expectancy, a study provides more information about age of diabetes onset and lifespan.

By Diane Domina

Mom's Lifestyle and Child's Obesity: Five Ways to Reduce Risk

Mothers can change their lifestyle to reduce their child developing obesity. Find out how BMI, diet, smoking, and alcohol affect children’s’ risk for obesity.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

The Factors That Put You at a Higher Risk of Developing RA

Your age, genetics, and even exposure to smoke at a young age can have an effect on whether you develop RA, or not.

By Eileen Bailey

Over 40 Percent of Women With Asthma Develop COPD

About four in ten women who have asthma eventually develop chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, a condition known as asthma and COPD overlap syndrome, ACOS.

By Diane Domina