The practice of preventive medicine requires estimating the risks of developing chronic diseases so as to enable risk-mitigating measures such as diet, lifestyle and medical interventions to be implemented.
Sickle cell anemia affects approximately 100,000 Americans and is most prevalent in African-American and Hispanic-American communities.
Advancements in hepatitis C (HCV) reach further than just curing 90% of those infected with the virus. For the first time in a quarter of a century, the organ transplant list has decreased thanks to utilizing organs from HCV infected donors.
Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) was first described in 1891 as “dysmorphophobia” by Enrico Morselli, an Italian psychiatrist.It is an obsession with perceived flaws in one’s own appearance that will most likely appear insignificant or unobservable to others. This article will look at BDD in more detail and cover the potential implications for obtaining insurance.
A cloud of uncertainty? In ReFlections, RGA's Hilary Henly, investigates growing use of e-cigarettes and the practice of vaping among the young and exposes adverse health effects, unknown risk, and the increased potential for long-term dependence.
Could air pollution contribute to the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease? Can mental stimulation and social connection protect against the cognitive decline? RGA's Hilary Henly explores lifestyle and environmental risk factors, explores genetic insights and testing advances and more.
The incidence of melanoma is rising in much of the world, and it is now the fifth most commonly diagnosed cancer in North America.
Why do some COVID-19 patients experience critically low blood-oxygen readings? Why has mechanical ventilation been of varying benefit? RGA's Heather Lund explores these and other pertinent questions surrounding COVID-19-associated coagulation abnormalities. Insights shared and learned can only help to better understand, manage, and predict possible disease outcomes of this novel pathogen.
How can medical advancements extend a healthy lifespan and combat the diseases of old age?
Over the last several years, we have seen rapid advances in the technologies that aim to treat people with diabetes.