Diagnostics

What is Lp(a) Cholesterol?

…healthy, whatever its functions, they are not thought to be critical. Dr. Sinatra likes to see levels less than 35 nmol/l, according to the Quest Diagnostics standards he usually sees. Here are the usual parameters, depending on how your lab expresses this level: * Desirable: * Borderline risk: 14 - 30…

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4 Medical Tests That Could Do More Harm than Good

…lot of questions about before agreeing to have them… 1. Abdominal CT Scan: Many conventional doctors feel the level of radiation present during diagnostic medical imaging tests is minimal and safe. The truth is that a CT scan, particularly that of the abdomen, exposes patients to levels of radiation…

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Heart Beat 101

…mathematical… The basic electrocardiographic (ECG, or EKG from the German for “kardio”) representation of the heart beat is an important diagnostic tool in cardiology. It’s made up of several parts: the P wave, the PR interval, the Q wave, the QRS complex, the T wave, and the QT interval. And…

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The Dangers of Wireless Electromagnetic Fields

…Hand-held PDAs * Internet access * Laptop computers * Computer screens * Baby monitors * Video gaming * Microwave ovens * Fluorescent lights * Diagnostic X-rays * Wi-fi * Electric/hybrid cars Kerry Crofton holds a Ph.D. in health psychology and authored an earlier book about her experience working…

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