Tag Archives: Important

Lifestyle changes are important for managing atrial fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation (afib) is a common heart rhythm disorder in which the upper chambers of the heart (the atria) beat fast and irregularly. Afib commonly causes recurrent symptoms, usually palpitations and shortness of breath, and can negatively affect quality of life. Afib also substantially increases the risk of stroke, and is also associated with heart… Read More »

A machine-versus-doctors fixation masks important questions about artificial intelligence

Next time you go to the doctor, remember to bring your genome card.  What, you don’t have one? Of course you don’t. Wallet-sized cards containing a person’s genetic code don’t exist.  Yet they were envisioned in a 1996 Los Angeles Times article, which predicted that by 2020 the makeup of a person’s genome would drive… Read More »

NS TV • Why Check-Ins are The Most Important Skill for Creating Your Healthy Lifestyle

If there’s one thing that I believe can make the biggest impact on your wellbeing, it’s having a consistent check-in practice with yourself. I don’t mean a weight check-in, measurement check-in, or a before and after photo check-in. I mean a mindful check-in with yourself. So often, we move through our lives so quickly, running… Read More »

Regeneron’s Great Science Led To An Important Drug. But Will It Flop Commercially?

Homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (HoFH) is an insidious disease. People so afflicted are born without low density lipoprotein (LDL) receptors – the receptors that are responsible for clearing this atherosclerosis causing protein through the liver. People with HoFH have cholesterol levels five times that of a normal person and, as a result, are prone to heart… Read More »