Hypertension

Hypertension (HTN) afflicts 29-31 percent of adults in the U.s. and is increasing in incidence as our population ages beyond 65. Approximately 46-51 percent of patients with HTN have blood pressure (BP) under control, i.e. less than 140/90. BP includes two numbers—the top number called Systolic Blood Pressure (SBP) and bottom number Diastolic Blood Pressure
Memory loss commonly affects all of us as we age. Normal cognitive decline associated with aging consists primarily of mild changes in memory and the rate of information processing, which are not progressive and do not affect our daily functions. Memory loss becomes a concern when it is associated with difficulty in one or more
There are multiple causes of chest pain, ranging from benign musculoskeletal etiologies to life-threatening cardiac disease. It is important to be aware of these causes and able to sort out which one is causing your chest pain and whether to seek immediate help before it is too late. Before the advancements of all these technologies

What Causes Pain?

PAIN is one of the most common and debilitating complaints that afflicts about 100 million Americans annually, accounting for 20 percent of doctors’ visits and 12 percent of all prescriptions. It is the most common cause of long-term disability and missed work. There are two categories of pain. Adaptive pain involves a survival mechanism protect-
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