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American Heart Association

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  • Risk calculator for determining statin use needs fixing, doctors say

    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...
  • A second opinion on statins

    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...
  • Cardiologists cast doubt on new statin recommendations

    Cardiologists cast doubt on new statin recommendations
    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...
  • 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...
  • Coffee as medicine? Japanese scientists show how it helps the heart

    Coffee as medicine? Japanese scientists show how it helps the heart
    The next time you take a coffee break, you might want to consider a triple espresso. The extra caffeine may reduce your risk of dying from cardiovascular disease. A study presented Wednesday at the American Heart Assn.’s Scientific Sessions...
  • Stick with healthy carbs over their highly-processed cousins

    When it comes to carbs, the pendulum has swung dramatically in the past three decades, from eating them without discretion, to avoiding them altogether--and finally, to a new appreciation for the healthiest sources. In the 1980s and '90s, it was all...
  • ENVIRONMENTAL NUTRITION: Stick with healthy carbs over their highly-processed cousins

    When it comes to carbs, the pendulum has swung dramatically in the past three decades, from eating them without discretion, to avoiding them altogether -- and finally, to a new appreciation for the healthiest sources. In the 1980s and '90s, it was all...
  • Entrepreneur program helps South L.A. students realize potential

    Entrepreneur program helps South L.A. students realize potential
    The 17-year-old high school senior lives in a neighborhood south of downtown where crime is still high, police sirens are ever-present, and fast-food joints line the block. She rarely leaves the area, never once having been to the beach with her family....
  • 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,...
  • Some health screenings may do more harm than good

    Certain health screenings, such as colonoscopies and cholesterol checks, are wise preventive measures, but other common tests may be unnecessary. "I think we're doing too much over-screening," says geriatrician Dr. Suzanne Salamon, an instructor at...