Finally we're starting to learn a lot more about cardiovascular disease in women, why mortality is so high and how to improve life expectancy. Dr. Deirdre Mattina, director of the Women's Heart Center at Henry Ford Health System, clarifies the "fake news" about cardiovascular disease. She explains how lifestyle, -- too much work, stress, sugar, sodium and weight in a certain area and too little play and sleep is taking a toll on women's heart health. Also addressed are how problem pregnancies, post menopause, lupus and rheumatoid arthritis may predict heart disease.
Scientist have been busy researching new treatments for a chronic skin disease that affects 14 million Americans. The chronic inflammatory adult skin disorder characterized by redness and breakouts, is often mistakenly thought to be acne. Henry Ford Health System director of Dermatology and director of Dermatology Clinical Research, Dr. Linda Stein-Gold, talks about newly approved treatments and others that are waiting FDA approval. The "new" topical medications in some cases reduce redness while others help to clear up the bumps and pimples associated with rosacea.
Sleep deprivation falls into two primary buckets, voluntary and involuntary, says noted sleep researcher, Dr. Tom Roth. Whatever the reason for one's sleeplessness, the consequences can be devastating ranging from being more likely to have an accident, reduced productivity in school or on the job, to having increased risks for depression, obesity and hypertension. Technology and our now 24-hour society is taking a toll with the light from computer, tablets and mobile phone screens causing a shift in our sleep patterns. Dr. Roth shares some important steps to take to improve your chances of getting a good night's sleep.