| Jan 29, 2015
| 8:25 AM
On Friday, Feb. 6, women are invited to wear red in recognition of the American Heart Association's "Go Red for Women" day to raise awareness of heart disease in women. The Bon Secours health system is endorsing the day, and encouraging everyone to...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 9:40 AM
February is National Heart month, Why the need for focus on cardiovascular health? According to the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention, "Cardiovascular disease (CVD)—including heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure − is the...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 12:30 PM
As the major source of omega-3 fats in our diet, fish is a healthy protein source that people should include more often. Many health organizations, including the American Heart Association (AHA) and Alzheimer's Association,...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Standing in the butter and margarine aisle of the supermarket trying to decide which to buy can get overwhelming. While this is just one of many choices you make about dietary fats on a typical grocery trip, you also make...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Palm oil may seem like the latest item to hit the food world, but it's been around for decades. After World War II, improvements in palm oil technology and transportation brought it to convenience and snack food manufacturing on...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 3:06 PM
Health authorities in the U.S. are taking fresh aim at a “silent killer” with a recommendation that all American adults be screened for high blood pressure.
People should be screened once a year if they are at least 40 years old, if they are...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 1:25 PM
No parent wants to be in a position to use it, but child-safety experts agree that learning infant and child CPR is a must for every mother and father.
"It's one skill that just doesn't come naturally to caregivers. It's a learned technique," says Lanny...
| Jan 4, 2015
Science has come a long way from the days when we believed the universe revolved around the Earth, lobotomies were the best treatment for depression and germs didn't exist. But while you probably won't read any studies of alchemy or bloodletting in...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 2:30 AM
The year 2014 was filled with important health discoveries and developments. Here's what got our attention and will likely affect many of us in the future.
Two studies in 2014 took concepts we already knew about to a new level. One, a...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 1:45 PM
Heart disease and cancer, which cause of deaths of half of Americans who die each year, continued to loosen their deadly grip in 2013, while rates of deaths attributed to flu and pneumonia surged, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention said this...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 10:49 AM
Small changes can have a big impact in keeping yours healthy
Did you already break your new year’s resolution to get in shape this year? Or maybe you didn’t even make one, knowing that it would get broken. Either way, there’s still...