– Epilepsy

Epilepsy is categorized as being symptomatic or idiopathic: If the underlying cause of someone’s epilepsy is known, then it is called symptomatic. Some of the many possible causes of symptomatic epilepsy include structural brain abnormalities, brain trauma, stroke, tumors, and drug intoxication or withdrawal, including alcohol. A majority of cases of epilepsy are idiopathic, with … Read more

– Hypertension | Facts & Cases

Hypertension is more common than you think: Hypertension is common – 25 percent of adults in the world have it to some degree. About 90-95 percent is primary or “essential”, meaning the cause is not known or identifiable. This is usually what is seen in clinical practice and underwriting. The rest is secondary, and has … Read more

– Hepatitis C | Facts & Cases

Hepatitis C is contracted through exposure to infected blood. Intravenous drug use is the most common mode of transmission. There are a number of other modes of transmission, some of which include: blood transfusion prior to 1992, when routine testing of the blood supply for hepatitis C began;other exposures to hepatitis C in a health … Read more

– Breast Cancer | Facts & Cases

Breast Cancer Screening

 RISK FACTORS: According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the most common cancer seen in American women, except for skin cancer, and is the second leading cause of cancer death in women after lung cancer. About one in eight women in the United States will eventually develop breast cancer. Risk factors for breast … Read more