| Sep 6, 2013
| 10:03 AM
Maryann Martin died suddenly in her sleep on Aug. 30 in her La Crescenta home at the age of 71.
She was born Sept. 22, 1941, in Massachusetts as the only child to James and Gertrude Motherway, both who preceded her in death. Maryann graduated from...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 2:43 PM
If you're looking to save money on health care, then you might want to start with "The Healthcare Survival Guide" (Health Advocate Publishing, 2009) by Martin B. Rosen and Abbie Liebowitz, M.D.
Written in reaction to the 2008 economic crisis, the slim...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 1:57 PM
At McKinley Elementary School on Friday, children poured soil into new garden beds as they prepared to plant their first winter garden of broccoli, onions, sweet and bitter lettuce, cauliflower, herbs, peas and carrots.
The garden beds, soil and tools...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 7:48 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The American Heart Association wants to improve the heart health of all Americans by 20 percent by 2020.
To meet that goal, treating unhealthy habits will be just as important as treating high blood pressure and cholesterol,...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 1:15 PM
Soda, fruit juice, candy and other sugar-laden foods are everywhere, but how dangerous are they? It's common knowledge that consumed in excess, these sugar-filled products can cause a slew of health problems. This is nothing new for countless doctors...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 6:53 AM
Oct. 23 at 6 p.m.
Season Kick-Off Cocktail Reception
Funding Arts Broward (FAB!)
FAB! begins its 10th anniversary with a season kickoff cocktail reception, hosted by corporate member Northern Trust, at its Fort Lauderdale office. Free,...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 4:18 PM
So many Americans experience dangerous fluctuations in heartbeat that about 400,000 times a year a device is implanted in their chests to keep a normal rhythm.
But the defibrillators that send a life-saving electric buzz through the heart can be so...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 5:42 PM
Less than a week after the American Heart Assn. and the nation's cardiologists issued guidelines that would greatly expand the number of Americans taking a statin medication, the guidelines have been faulted for overestimating patients' risk of heart...
| Nov 19, 2013
According to two respected medical organizations, up to twice as many of us — nearly a third of all adults — should be taking statins to avoid heart attack and stroke. But statins, the potent cholesterol-lowering medications of which Lipitor...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 10:36 PM
Some of the nation's most influential cardiologists are challenging new recommendations that would greatly expand the number of Americans taking a statin medication to reduce their chances of a heart attack or stroke.
The guidelines issued last week...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Harvard Health Blog
Updated cholesterol guidelines released Nov. 12 by the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology aim to prevent more heart attacks and strokes than ever by boosting the number of Americans who take statins....