Tag Archives: blood

“Blood test finds 50 types of cancer” – we’ve been down this path before

Shoddy, incomplete, fawning news coverage of screening tests is one of the most clearly established problems in health news coverage – something HealthNewsReview.org has revealed countless times over the past 15 years. A public relations news release 22 days ago – from “a healthcare company whose mission is to detect cancer early” – touted study… Read More »

Nutrients in Potatoes Can Help Reduce Risk of High Blood Pressure

Researchers examined the impact of increased dietary potassium from baked/boiled potatoes and baked French fries as opposed to a potassium supplement on blood pressure and other cardiovascular disease risk factors in comparison to a ‘typical American’ control diet (lower potassium intake) among 30 pre-hypertensive to hypertensive individuals.1✅ JOURNAL REFERENCEDOI: 10.3390/nu13051610 Results revealed that including baked/boiled… Read More »

FDA Approves Pradaxa (dabigatran) as First Oral Blood Thinning Medication for Children

June 21, 2021 — Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Pradaxa (dabigatran etexilate) oral pellets to treat children 3 months to less than 12 years old with venous thromboembolism (a condition where blood clots form in the veins) directly after they have been treated with a blood thinner given by injection for at… Read More »

HopeHealth turns around blood pressure and blood glucose problems with RPM

Before 2020, HopeHealth, based in Florence, South Carolina, faced two problems with its telehealth offerings. THE PROBLEMS First, staff recognized a high percentage of patients with diabetes or hypertension, or both, had unhealthy blood pressure (BP) and blood glucose (BG or A1c) metrics. High A1c levels indicate that a person might be at risk for… Read More »