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L-Carnitine Effective for Chronic Heart Failure

Whether additional benefit can be achieved with the use of L-carnitine (L-C) in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF) remains controversial. Full disclosure. I am a long-term survivor of an incurable

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Reduce Cardiovascular and Thromboembolic Mortality Risk in Myeloma

The 4 cardiovascular and thromboembolic diseases resulting in death in patients with MM were atherosclerosis (n = 88), heart disease (n = 3799), aortic aneurysm and dissection (n = 39), and cerebrovascular

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Post Thrombotic Syndrome Therapies-Natural Blood Thinners

“Natural blood thinners are substances that reduce the blood’s ability to form clots. Blood clotting is a necessary process, but sometimes the blood can clot too much, leading to complications

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Got Cancer? Chemotherapy is toxic- less is more

“Patients treated with chemotherapy for a solid tumor are at much higher risk than was previously thought of developing a highly lethal blood cancer as a result of that treatment.” No matter

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Cardioprotective Agents Against Anthracycline Cardiotoxicity

Clinical research and practical observations indicated that the cardiotoxicity of anthracyclines is commonly progressive and irreversible. “Anthracycline cardiotoxicity is commonly progressive and

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Nonexistent Patient-physician Relationship is the Problem-

Overwhelmingly, the dominant theme in these studies’ findings was a breakdown in the patient-physician relationship, most often manifested as unsatisfactory patient-physician communication The article

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Exercise vs. Drugs to Lower Blood Pressure?

“Exercise can lower blood pressure and reduce visceral body fat at least as effectively as many common prescription drugs, two new reviews report.” I don’t have very high blood pressure.

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Secondary Cancer Post Autologous Stem Cell Transplant for Myeloma

“We describe baseline incidence and risk factors for new cancers (secondary cancer) in 4161 persons receiving autotransplants for multiple myeloma in the United States from 1990 to 2010″ I

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Brain Games Heal Memory, Chemo brain

There was significant improvement in immediate and delayed memory in the memory training group at the 2-month follow-up… Chemo brain is real. I know becauseĀ I am a long-term survivor of an incurable

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Post-thrombotic Syndrome- Causes,Therapies

“Known collectively as post-thrombotic syndrome or post-phlebitic syndrome, symptoms can be painful and debilitating…” I’ve lived with post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS) since 1999.

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