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Visceral fat, which surrounds some of the vital organs, causes insulin resistance and poses a risk for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. More recently, evidence has shown that ectopic fat also increases risk for these diseases.
A new study shows that wearing a face mask -- either a cloth mask or a surgical mask -- did not impair participants' ability to get air in and out of their bodies.
The use of herbs and supplements remains prevalent among patients with cancer and may place them at risk for potential medication interactions both during chemotherapy and after the completion of treatment.
A recent study from UH Seidman Cancer Center suggests biological differences in tumors could be driving differences in outcomes.
Results of this new study provide evidence for the idea that some of these patients can “outgrow” their severe asthma while on proper treatment.
Physicians have figured out a way to harness the body’s immune response to eliminate allergic reactions to food. Eli Silver, MD, a pediatric allergy and immunology specialist at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, explains.
People with underlying heart conditions may be more susceptible to changes caused by COVID-19, says UH cardiologist Eiran Z. Gorodeski, MD, MPH. What you need to know.
As many as 20 percent of COVID-19 patients being treated in the ICU may have diabetes, according to recent studies, making management of their glucose levels a vital concern.