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Q&A With Harold Fernandez From Southside Hospital: Helping Combat Heart Disease In the Latino Community
The Latino community is one of the fastest growing in the country and also faces its own unique set of health concerns. Finding ways to help patients today can help improve the health of generations to come.
To be young and African-American with a connective tissue disease, such as rheumatoid arthritis, means possibly facing a greater risk of developing some types of heart disease.
Connective tissue disease (CTD) groups together various disorders, such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. A new study from the University of Chicago found that complications from these diseases are more prominent based on race.
Venous thromboembolism is a serious condition that requires a high level of care and treatment. A recent study looked at how the prescribing of Xarelto has helped the treatment process.
Findings show heart disease patients may benefit from maintaining positive emotions.
The TIMI study group has been around for more than 30 years but even after all that time they continue to work to find new ways to help patients with cardiovascular disease and the health care professionals who treat them.
For patients with rheumatoid arthritis, depression, stress, anxiety, and anger may compound their risk of cardiovascular diseases such as atherosclerosis.
While there has been a considerable amount of research about lowering "bad cholesterol," but questions have raised about whether "good cholesterol," really is a good thing and if it should be monitored and treated by doctors.
Researchers are constantly looking for new ways to help diagnose patients with a variety of conditions. A recent study in Boston looked at whether optical probes could help patients in the future.

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