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American Heart Association

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  • Medical-alert scam traced to Florida companies

    Authorities say they know who is responsible for the annoying, deceptive phone calls that bombarded Lehigh Valley seniors last year with offers of free medical-alert devices. A federal judge issued a temporary restraining order last week and froze the...
  • EatingWell: What are good fats and bad fats?

    Long gone are the days when all fats were "bad." Now we know that what's important are the types of fat we eat, and how much. For instance, oils--full of unsaturated fatty acids--generally fall into the "healthy" camp. When you choose oil over a solid...
  • Get your groove and support a cause all at the same time

    Exercise is great. Exercise for a cause? I think that’s even better. And so is taking care of your heart. Hagerty High School in Oviedo is throwing it all together by holding a Hoops 4 Heart event and Zumbathon, benefiting the American Heart...
  • Central Florida Regional Hospital's Iron Heart Cook Off yields healthful recipes

    Central Florida Regional Hospital's Iron Heart Cook Off yields healthful recipes
    Central Florida Regional Hospital’s Heart Institute is 5th annual Iron Heart Cook Off took place Oct. 18 at The Westin Lake Mary. The winning chef was Dr. William David, of The Cardiovascular Center, P.A., His “sous chef” was his wife,...
  • Time to end the war against saturated fat?

    Time to end the war against saturated fat?
    The British Medical Journal has issued a clarion call to all who want to ward off heart disease: Forget the statins and bring back the bacon (or at least the full-fat yogurt). Saturated fat is not the widow-maker it's been made out to be, writes British...
  • Take statins -- or just lead a more healthy lifestyle?

    Take statins -- or just lead a more healthy lifestyle?
    Adding to Americans’ confusion about the ever-changing news from the medical world, there’s a new recommendation that would, in effect, drastically increase the number of people who take statins in an effort to reduce their risk of heart...
  • New cholesterol guidelines favor more use of statins to prevent heart attack, stroke

    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....
  • EatingWell: Try these superfoods for a healthier heart

    The best meal for anyone worried about their cholesterol is a meal low in saturated fat and abundant in fruits and vegetables. And although there are no magic bullets beyond that healthy prescription, certain foods have been shown to give cholesterol...
  • Trans fats backlash pushes U.S. butter consumption to a 40-year-high

    For generations, butter got a bad rap. It was thought to be cloying, fattening, dangerous for your arteries, and it took a creaming from oil-based substitutes like margarine. Now with the trans fats in those alternatives under fire, everyone from iron...
  • Cholesterol and Alzheimer's disease link strengthens in study

    Cholesterol and Alzheimer's disease link strengthens in study
    Well before signs of dementia trigger a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease, a person's cholesterol levels may be a bellwether of amyloid plaque build-up in the brain, a new study finds. Long considered a reliable predictor of heart attacks and strokes,...
  • A new kind of cola war

    Happiness doesn't come in a red can. Obesity does. That's the tag line from a commercial that will begin airing soon in the Baltimore area, and it's a not-so-subtle attack on Coca-Cola mounted by a group of local health advocates including Howard County'...