Treatment Insights

High Blood Pressure at Doctor's office May Mean You're Twice as Likely to Die of Heart Disease

07/09/2019 06:00am | 702 views

When a patient's blood pressure reads normal at home and high in a doctor's office, it's called "white coat hypertension" -- and new research suggests that it is not a benign condition.

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Mental Health

8 Foods That Help Fight Depression, According to a Nutritionist

02/09/2019 06:00am | 314 views

Sure, a bowl of ice cream may provide a little comfort after a long workday, but are there any foods that may benefit the brain (and mood) long-term? The relationship between food and long-term mental health has largely been a foreign concept. However, growing research suggests that certain foods and nutrients play a much bigger role than we ever thought, particularly when it comes to depression.

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Mental Health

How Human-Animal Interaction Can Help Support our Children’s Mental Wellbeing

22/05/2019 06:00am | 723 views

By Helen Mills (originally published on February 8, 2019)

 

It has been a particularly important week for organizations striving to raise awareness about the importance of our children’s emotional and mental health.

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Preventive Care

Making a Mark - How New Biomarkers May Help Vets Predict and Detect Diseases in Pet

15/05/2019 06:00am | 869 views

By Rena Crumplen

One thing I’ve observed working with veterinarians in our R&D team is that their role is often like a detective’s. When seeking a diagnosis, vets must follow “clues” reported by a pet’s owner or handler, or found during a physical examination. They can perform blood or urine tests, x-rays or scans, to gather more clues, but often have to push aside misleading signs or findings. Sometimes it can be hard to distinguish between different health conditions which have similar clinical signs or even similar test results. That’s where biomarkers can be very helpful.

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Mental Health

Depression Affects 15% of New Moms. A New Guideline Could Help Prevent It

13/05/2019 06:00am | 708 views

By Jamie Ducharme

 

A new recommendation from a group of independent experts convened by the government could help more new and expecting mothers avoid depression, one of the most common complications of pregnancy and childbirth.

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