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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 you need to know about hypoproteinemia

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST

A look at hypoproteinemia, a condition resulting in low levels of protein in the blood. Included is detail on diagnosis and choosing proteins.

Warfarin may prevent cancer

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 09:00:00 PST

The anticoagulant warfarin may do more than prevent blood clots. Researchers have found that the drug may also protect against cancer development.

All you need to know about low creatinine levels

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST

A look at low creatinine levels. Included is information on what creatinine is, how it affects the body, and how to increase low creatinine levels.

What is anisocytosis?

Sun, 29 Oct 2017 03:00:00 PST

Learn all about anisocytosis, a condition that often occurs alongside anemia. We take a look at its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.

All you need to know about thick blood

Sat, 28 Oct 2017 09:00:00 PST

A look thick blood (hypercoagulability) a condition that interferes with the normal clotting process, causing excessive blood clotting. Learn more here.

Blood thinners slash dementia risk in A-fib patients

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 00:00:00 PST

A new study suggests that anticoagulants - old and new - may have a protective effect against dementia in patients with atrial fibrillation.

All you need to know about hyperchloremia

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 07:00:00 PST

We look at hyperchloremia, where a high level of chloride in the blood causes an electrolyte imbalance. Included is detail on the relation to chemotherapy.

What are blood blisters?

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 03:00:00 PST

Learn all about blood blisters, a common skin condition. In this article, we look at their causes, appearance, and how to deal with them.

Leukemia: Cancer cells killed off with diabetes drug

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 09:00:00 PST

Researchers find that boosting fat cells in the bone marrow using a diabetes drug not only kills off leukemic cells, but it also regenerates healthy ones.

All you need to know about malanga

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 09:00:00 PST

Learn about malanga, a root vegetable originating from South America. This article offers information on nutrition, considerations, and recipe suggestions.

Lemierre's syndrome: Symptoms, treatment, and outlook

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 03:00:00 PST

Learn all about Lemierre's syndrome, where bacteria from a throat infection spread to the bloodstream. We look at the symptoms, causes, and treatment.

Low MCHC in blood tests: Symptoms and causes

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 03:00:00 PST

Determining the cause of a low MCHC can help a doctor evaluate the cause and severity of anemia. Learn more about MCHC tests in this article.

The A positive (and A negative) blood type diet

Sat, 30 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PST

New diets focusing on blood type have found numerous supporters. Learn about the A positive and negative blood type diet, and its supposed health benefits.

Seven causes of a high PSA that are not cancer

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 09:00:00 PST

The prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test is a blood test that measures levels of a protein the prostate gland produces. Learn what causes a high PSA.

Ascending aortic aneurysm: Symptoms, causes, and treatments

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 07:00:00 PST

What are the causes and risk factors of an ascending aortic aneurysm? What are the different types, how is it diagnosed and can it be prevented?

Hematopoiesis: All you need to know

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 03:00:00 PST

In this article, learn about hematopoiesis. What is hematopoiesis and where does hematopoiesis occur? What are the different types of hematopoiesis?

New cancer-causing syndrome uncovered

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 08:00:00 PST

Researchers reveal that mutations in the FANCM gene do not cause Fanconi anemia, as previous studies suggest. They actually cause early-onset cancer.

Nine ways to raise blood pressure

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PST

If a person's blood pressure is too low, it can potentially be dangerous if left unaddressed. We look at nine ways to safely raise blood pressure.

Anemia rash: Symptoms, images, and treatment

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 03:00:00 PST

Anemia rash is a term that refers to red pinpricks that appear on the skin and are caused by a low platelet count. We look at symptoms and treatments.

Eosinophilic asthma: Symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PST

Eosinophilic asthma is a type of severe asthma. It is caused by high levels of certain white blood cells. We look at symptoms and treatments.

How to increase red blood cells: Foods to eat and lifestyle changes

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 03:00:00 PST

A low red blood cell count can cause fatigue and weakness. One of the easiest ways to ensure a healthy red blood cell count is through a nutritious diet.

Why beetroot turns poop and pee red

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 08:00:00 PST

Beetroot is widely hailed for its healthful properties. But some people find their next restroom visit a colorful experience: red poop and pee await them.

How to stop bleeding: Eight effective home remedies

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PST

In this article, learn about eight effective home remedies to stop bleeding, including tea, ice, and mouthwash. How can infection be prevented?

Hyperemia: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 09:00:00 PST

What is hyperemia? In this article, learn about the different types of hyperemia, including passive and active hyperemia. How can it be prevented?

MDS symptoms: What are the signs of pre-leukemia?

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 05:00:00 PST

MDS, or myelodysplastic syndrome, refers to a group of blood cancers. In this article, learn about the symptoms and complications of this disease.