Tag Archives: Disease

Lead exposure and heart disease

When we think about the health effects of lead contamination, the biggest worry is for babies and young children. Lead, a heavy metal that is widespread in the environment, can harm developing brains. But growing evidence suggests that low levels of lead in the blood may also raise the risk of heart disease in adults.… Read More »

Health Tip: Understanding Parkinson’s Disease

Home News Consumer News Health Tip: Understanding Parkinson’s Disease — Parkinson’s disease is a movement disorder that affects some 1 million Americans. Symptoms typically include trembling, stiffness and poor coordination. often beginning gradually on one side of the body. As the disease progresses, both sides become affected. Though there is no cure for Parkinson’s, there… Read More »