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Heart Disease

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  • Ole! How The New Spanish Study Should Change Your Diet

    The New England Journal of Medicine has published a Spanish study comparing two versions of the Mediterranean diet with a low-fat diet, and the result is important news if you are interested in reducing your risk of heart disease and stroke. The...
  • Howard County health briefs

    Heart health The Lutheran Village at Miller's Grant will sponsor three heart healthy sessions for seniors. The first, Healthy Eating, will be held at 1:30 p.m. March 6 at Turf Valley Resort, 2700 Turf Valley Road, Ellicott City. Nutritionist Erin...
  • Maurice L. McAlister dies at 87; co-founder of Downey Savings & Loan

    Maurice L. McAlister dies at 87; co-founder of Downey Savings & Loan
    Maurice L. McAlister overcame a dirt-poor childhood in Texas to achieve prominence in two fields as a young man — first as a builder, then as the head of Downey Savings & Loan, which became a Southern California banking fixture for decades under his...
  • Personalized risk info helps with screening decision

    Personalized risk info helps with screening decision
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People make more educated decisions about screening tests when they're given a personalized assessment of their own risk, rather than one-size-fits-all information, according to a new review of past studies. Those personalized...
  • No clear benefits for kids' blood pressure checks

    No clear benefits for kids' blood pressure checks
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - There's no evidence that checking kids' and teens' blood pressure - and treating them if it's high - can reduce their heart risks in adulthood, according to a new analysis. What's more, researchers found blood pressure tests...
  • Study finds women who undergo early menopause face increased risk for heart disease and stroke

     Study finds women who undergo early menopause face increased risk for heart disease and stroke
    A recent study has found that females who stop having their periods before age 46 had a higher incidence of heart disease and stroke. Doctors have long suspected that women who undergo early menopause might be at an increased risk for those medical...
  • Authorities: Mother, daughter found dead in Glenview-area home

    Authorities: Mother, daughter found dead in Glenview-area home
    Police told relatives that the mother and adult daughter found dead in their Glenview-area home this week probably died in late January. Authorities, meanwhile, said today foul play does not appear to be a factor in the deaths. The bodies of Mary...
  • Oh, that old diet

    Oh, that old diet
    Although some skeptics remain wary, Mary Tapia, of Mount Prospect, is convinced there are benefits to the "Paleo Diet," which promotes unprocessed foods that were the diet of hunter-gatherers during the Paleolithic era — primarily meats, fish,...
  • Getting creative with the coconut

    Getting creative with the coconut
    Nutritionists from the University of Maryland Medical Center regularly contribute a guest post. The latest post from Sierra George, dietetic intern, is printed here. Despite its name, the coconut is a fruit from the coconut palm. Tropical cultures have...
  • Mid-life optimism linked to healthier cholesterol

    Mid-life optimism linked to healthier cholesterol
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - U.S. researchers found better levels of "good cholesterol" and other markers of heart health in the blood of middle-aged study subjects with a sunny outlook on life. At least some of the connection between optimism and blood...
  • Too much salt may trigger autoimmune diseases: studies

    Too much salt may trigger autoimmune diseases: studies
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Increased salt consumption may be a key culprit behind rising rates of autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis, researchers reported on Wednesday in a trio of papers looking at the role of a specific class of cells linked with...