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American Heart Association

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  • High blood pressure, afib and your risk of stroke

    Source: American Heart Association http://www.whatdoctorsknow.com Stroke is the nation's No. 4 killer. It happens when a blood vessel that supplies blood to the brain is blocked or bursts. Nearly 800,000 Americans suffer a stroke each year. High...
  • 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,...
  • Break the sugar habit and help your health in the process

    Our sugar-laden diet is literally killing us. That's the conclusion of a study reported at the annual meeting of the American Heart Association in March (2013). The study authors attributed 180,000 annual deaths worldwide--25,000 in the United States...
  • 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...
  • Healthcare providers applaud FDA move to ban trans fats

    Healthcare providers applaud FDA move to ban trans fats
    Healthcare providers voiced heavy support Thursday for a U.S. Food and Drug Administration plan to declare trans fats an unsafe food additive. "This is long overdue," said Kristin Kirkpatrick, a dietitian and wellness expert at the Cleveland Clinic in...