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  • Seniors and Pets, Part I: Health Benefits of Seniors owning Pets

      Seniors and Pets, Part I: Health Benefits of Seniors owning Pets  Pets give more to humans than humans could ever give in return. The benefits we receive from pets are abundant. They provide companionship, emotional support, bonding, and some even...
  • The myriad benefits of fish oil

    The myriad benefits of fish oil
    Consumers face a dizzying array of products and claims in the dietary supplement aisle — but a little knowledge can go a long way in helping chart a healthy lifestyle. One of the more popular supplements, fish oil, is promoted as preventive or...
  • The cholesterol myth: Is sugar the big culprit?

    The cholesterol myth: Is sugar the big culprit?
    If you want to reduce your risk for the type of coronary heart disease often referred to as “clogging” or “hardening” of the arteries, should you reduce the amount of cholesterol, saturated fat or sugar in your diet? If you&...
  • Boy raises money for hospital that treated his tumor

    Joey Giordano is a third-grader at Hollywood Central Elementary School, but he's already been through a lot and is using his life experience in a positive way. In January 2013, Giordano went to the doctor after complaining of double vision. Doctors at...
  • $2.6 million raised does a heart good

    $2.6 million raised does a heart good
    More than 850 supporters turned out for the American Heart Association's Chicago Heart Ball at Navy Pier on April 12. The organization raised $2.6 million — making this year's event a record-breaker — to support its mission of building...
  • Are docs 'Choosing Wisely'?

    Are docs 'Choosing Wisely'?
    WASHINGTON — Challenged to list several questionable procedures that are commonly used in their field, America's joint surgeons came out against custom shoe inserts and two types of dietary supplements. They also discouraged the long-term use of...
  • CSPI: Joe's Crab Shack is a 'shipwreck' of trans fat

    CSPI: Joe's Crab Shack is a 'shipwreck' of trans fat
    The seafood at Joe’s Crab Shack is, well, swimming in artificial trans fat, according to the Center for Science in the Public Interest. The watchdog group on Wednesday called on the national chain to stop using a partially hydrogenated margarine-...
  • Joe's Crab Shack loads up on trans fat despite pledge, watchdog says

    Joe's Crab Shack loads up on trans fat despite pledge, watchdog says
    Artificial trans fat still lurks in our food, at least at the Joe’s Crab Shack chain, according to a health watchdog group. The Center for Science in the Public Interest said Wednesday that the Houston-based seafood restaurant company uses a blend...
  • Rosie O'Donnell drops 50 pounds, posts before-and-after pictures

    Rosie O'Donnell drops 50 pounds, posts before-and-after pictures
    Rosie O'Donnell has lost almost 50 pounds, she announced Thursday on Twitter, posting a before-and-after photo comparison showing how much progress she's made since last year's gastric-sleeve surgery.  "Almost 50 lbs off - I can see it," she wrote,...
  • Potential for heart attack, stroke risk seen with marijuana use

    Potential for heart attack, stroke risk seen with marijuana use
    Over a five-year period, a government-mandated tracking system in France showed that physicians in that country treated 1,979 patients for serious health problems associated with the use of marijuana, and nearly 2% of those encounters were with patients...
  • Fitness Files: An egg a day is healthier than you may realize

    It never seemed right, sliding those egg yolks down the disposal. In the back of my mind, I knew it was wrong. Still, what with the American Heart Assn. saying yolks were full of cholesterol and our family's heart history, I acted against my instincts....