Monthly Archives: January 2021

Lipitor vs. Crestor — The battle of the statins

Statins such as Lipitor or Crestor are used to treat cardiovascular disease and diabetes, what’s the difference? and is one better than the other? Cardiovascular disease is a collective term that describes diseases relating to the circulatory system. The most prevalent cardiovascular diseases include heart failure, heart attacks, strokes, peripheral vascular disease, and ischemic heart…

The link between coffee and blood pressure

Moderate amounts of coffee intake may reduce high blood pressure. Coffee is a staple of many diets around the world. As coffee consumption has increased throughout the years, several studies have linked moderate coffee drinking (3-5 cups per day) with reduced risk of cardiovascular disease. On the other hand, those who are heavy coffee drinkers…

The negative side effects of vaping

Researchers studied the negative side effects of vaping among youth, finding an increase in problems with remembering, concentrating, and decision-making. Electronic cigarettes were invented in 2003 as an alternative to smoking. Smoking electronic cigarettes is known as vaping and is increasingly popular with high school students. Between 2017 and 2019, the number of high school…