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Blood consists of a liquid called plasma, red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. Red bloods cells deliver oxygen from your lungs to your tissues and organs, white blood cells fight infection as part of your body's defense system, and platelets

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What is dependent edema?

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:00:00 PST

A look at dependent edema, a condition where fluid pools in the lower parts of the body. Included is detail on treatment options and the warning signs.

What are lymphocytes and what are healthy levels to have?

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 11:00:00 PST

Learn more about lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell. We look at their function, normal levels, and what happens if levels are too high or too low.

What does the SGOT blood test mean?

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 09:00:00 PST

A close look at the SGOT blood test, which is one part of a liver profile. We examine what the results mean and why the test is performed.

Who is most at risk after a heart attack?

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST

Acute coronary syndrome increases the risk of recurring heart attacks and death due to cardiovascular disease. How can we predict who is most at risk?

Cognitive decline: Is low blood sodium a risk factor?

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST

A new study suggests that low blood sodium levels — known as hyponatremia — may increase the risk of cognitive decline in older men by more than a third.

Sickle cell trait: What you need to know

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST

Sickle cell trait is a blood disorder that affects the red blood cells. It usually does not cause symptoms, but can be passed on from parent to child.

Diagnosing hepatitis C with the hepatitis C antibody test

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 07:00:00 PST

Learn about the hepatitis C antibody test, which is used to detect when someone has had the hepatitis C virus. What do the results mean?

What is red man syndrome?

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST

A look at red man syndrome, a condition where someone has a reaction to specific types of antibiotics. Included is detail on prevention and risk factors.

Is viremia contagious? What you need to know

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 09:00:00 PST

Viremia occurs when a virus infects the bloodstream. In this article, learn about the types of viruses, symptoms, causes, and treatment.

How to improve circulation

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 08:00:00 PST

Circulation is the process by which the heart pumps a person's blood around their body. How can someone improve their circulation?

Serosanguineous drainage: Is it normal?

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 07:00:00 PST

Serosanguineous is wound discharge that contains both blood and blood serum. In small amounts, it is a natural part of healing. Learn more.

How can you lower your blood sugar levels?

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 09:00:00 PST

We take a look at a number of ways for people to lower their blood sugar levels. Options include lifestyle changes, diet, and natural remedies.

HCV RNA PCR test: Qualitative and quantitative results

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 05:00:00 PST

The HCV RNA PCR test is a blood test used to diagnose hepatitis C and measure the level of the hepatitis C virus in the bloodstream.

Anemia treatments may arise from red blood cell discovery

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 07:00:00 PST

A discovery about the hormone EPO explains why the body does not make enough red blood cells in iron-restricted anemias and could lead to new treatments.

What is kernicterus and what are the symptoms?

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 03:00:00 PST

Learn all about kernicterus, a form of brain damage linked to severe jaundice in newborns. We look at the complications, diagnosis, and treatments for this

All about the spleen

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PST

In this article, we discuss the spleen. We will explain what the spleen does, the types of cells involved, and what happens when it goes wrong.

Blood transfusions: Is there a limit?

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 05:00:00 PST

When do you need a blood transfusion? Is there a maximum number of blood transfusions a person can have? Find out in this article.

Eight cancers could be diagnosed with a single blood test

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 09:00:00 PST

Researchers have created a blood test that can detect eight cancer types with high specificity, representing a major step forward in cancer diagnostics.

What is hairy cell leukemia and how is it treated?

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 04:00:00 PST

Learn all about hairy cell leukemia, a form of hematologic cancer. This article looks at the symptoms, causes, and treatment options for the disease.

What to know about petechiae

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 05:00:00 PST

A look a petechiae, small non-raised hemorrhages that appear on the skin. Included is detail on what they look like and when to see a doctor.

What is palmar erythema?

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PST

Palmar erythema is a rare condition that makes the palms of the hands turn red. Learn about the causes, including pregnancy and liver cirrhosis.

Everything you need to know about anoxia

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 05:00:00 PST

Anoxia occurs when a person's body or brain stops getting oxygen. Learn more about the causes, symptoms, and types in this article.

What is hyperphosphatemia?

Sat, 06 Jan 2018 07:00:00 PST

Learn all about hyperphosphatemia, when levels of phosphate in the blood are too high. We examine the symptoms, causes, and treatment options.

What to eat for hypoglycemia

Sat, 06 Jan 2018 05:00:00 PST

Hypoglycemia is low blood sugar that can cause headaches, weakness, and anxiety. What foods should a person with hypoglycemia eat to reduce symptoms?

What to know about hypercapnia

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PST

A look at hypercapnia, a condition where there is too much carbon dioxide in the blood. Included is detail on symptoms and risk factors.