| Jun 15, 2011
| 8:40 AM
Men with cardiovascular disease often wonder whether sexual activity might be dangerous for them, potentially triggering a heart attack in the midst of the excitement, or whether the exercise might actually be good for the heart. A new review by the...
| Jun 1, 2011
Q: I recently discovered that I have atrial fibrillation. I was not even aware of it until I saw my doctor. Other than the atrial fibrillation, my EKG, echocardiogram and blood tests are normal. Should I be concerned?
A: In people with atrial...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 6:00 PM
When I was growing up, tea was something I was given by my mother and grandmother as a cure for colds. "Drink some hot tea, and you will feel better. I guarantee it." My choices were pretty simple, Tetley or Lipton.
Today, food stores stock scores of...
| May 18, 2011
| 12:16 PM
Once tipping the scales at 412 pounds, commercial driver Glenn Horack now carries two precious things in his Peterbuilt truck to help with weight loss: His wife, Karla, — who keeps him honest — and a slow cooker.
But Horack, who has dropped...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
The buzz about the benefits of red wine has many of us raising a glass to good health. And for those who choose not to imbibe, it turns out the booze behind the buzz may not be necessary. Grape juice and de-alcoholized wine can offer similar benefits,...
| Oct 3, 2012
It's always tragic when someone dies suddenly. But when such an unexpected event happens to a seemingly healthy child or young adult, it's especially devastating.
While such fatalities are extremely rare, the warning signs and symptoms of sudden cardiac...
| May 9, 2011
"Nobody in our family has a flat stomach, Carolyn," my dad stated authoritatively. A scientist, he generally gave us The Last Word on Every Subject. I looked up from my rounded belly. "Well, I still wish mine were flat," I told him as we sat at the...
| May 5, 2011
| 4:00 PM
The rupture of a brain aneurysm is a relatively rare event but, as it causes bleeding in the brain, that event is a potentially devastating one. Now researchers have attempted to identify possible triggers for such ruptures, also known as hemorrhagic...
| Mar 2, 2011
| 1:48 PM
There's something inexplicable about our relationship with coffee. It percolates through our day from the moment we wake, enlivening our senses and galvanizing us into action. It's an affair that has been going on for more than 500 years, since the...
| Jul 22, 2009
The biggest factor that determines how well you age is not your genes but how well you live. Not convinced? A new study published in the British Medical Journal of 20,000 British folks shows that you can cut your risk of having a stroke in half by doing...
| Dec 30, 2011
| 10:48 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A large new European study finds that simply eating a lot of fruits and vegetables may not be enough to stave off the weight gain that often comes with age -- except for people who recently quit smoking.
Researchers found that...