Resources & Publications

Arrhythmia Posted on 03 Mar, 2010
Heart block is a disease of the electric system of the heart. The heart beats irregularly and at a slower pace than previously, and in some cases may even stop.
Arrhythmia Posted on 06 Jan, 2010
A fast resting heart rate, or tachycardia, can increase the risks of stroke, sudden cardiac arrest, and death. Drugs and medications can cause tachycardia, as can several underlying conditions. Learn about the five most common types of this condition, as well as a broad range of prevention and treatment options here.
Arrhythmia Posted on 04 Dec, 2009
Beta-blockers are drugs that are used to slow down a person's heart rate. Doctors may prescribe them for a range of reasons, including angina and high blood pressure. There are many types and brands of beta-blockers, some of which affect other parts of the body. Learn about side effects, cautions, and interactions.
Hypothyroid Posted on 06 Nov, 2009
Graves' disease is the most common autoimmune condition in the U.S. It is characterized by an overactive thyroid gland and the immune system attacking healthy cells. People often experience hand tremors, weight loss, and nervousness. Here, learn about other symptoms, treatments, and lifestyle adjustments that can help.
Hypothyroid Posted on 11 Sep, 2009
Hypothyroidism is when the thyroid gland is not making enough hormones for good health. Symptoms can progress slowly and be vague and hard to identify. Hypothyroidism is complicated as many factors affect the thyroid, including certain foods and supplements. Find out about hypothyroidism here and who may be at risk.
Arrhythmia Posted on 09 Sep, 2009
Arrhythmia is a term for an irregular heartbeat. A person may feel dizzy or breathless, or like their heart is racing or fluttering. Many arrhythmias are harmless, but a diagnosis is important because they can indicate severe damage. Here, learn more about the types of arrhythmias, as well as causes and treatments.
Constipation Posted on 28 Jul, 2009
Relistor is a medication for patients who suffer from a constipation caused by opioid drugs. Opioid drugs are frequently used for pain relief. Relistor aims to relieve constipation without reducing the pain relief offered by opioids. It appears to be effective, but adverse effects include flatulence and diarrhea.
Constipation Posted on 20 May, 2009
Laxatives occasionally taken for constipation can help people have bowel movements. They work in several different ways, which we explain here. However, laxatives are also abused, often by people mistakenly believing they help weight loss. Find out here how to take laxatives for constipation and the risks of misuse.
Constipation Posted on 16 May, 2009
Constipation is a condition of the digestive system characterized by hard feces that are difficult to pass. It can be caused if the colon absorbs too much water. Other causes include lack of fiber, physical inactivity, certain medications, and aging. Read on to find out about treatment options, including home remedies.