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Heart Disease

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  • Fitness Stories: What a mom did to improve the health of her kids

    Fitness Stories: What a mom did to improve the health of her kids
    Note by Pamela Hernandez with Thrive Personal Fitness, "Dana has a story that reminds me in a small part of my own. I remember too hours spent in hospital waiting rooms while my grandmother fought the health challenges brought on my obesity and smoking....
  • For nearly 1 in 5 Americans, BMI may tell the wrong story

    For nearly 1 in 5 Americans, BMI may tell the wrong story
    Obese is bad and lean is good. End of story, right? Wrong, say a pair of University of Pennsylvania physicians and obesity researchers who are calling for better ways to assess individual health prospects than the body mass index, or BMI. The BMI--a...
  • Test Kitchen bonus: Recipes using whole grains

    Test Kitchen bonus: Recipes using whole grains
    Whole grains are among the best sources of dietary fiber, which may help reduce the risk of heart disease. They also have some valuable antioxidants not found in fruits and vegetables as well as B vitamins, vitamin E, iron and magnesium. Here are a couple...
  • Maria G. Zannino, funeral director

    Maria G. Zannino, funeral director
    Maria G. Zannino, a longtime Highlandtown funeral director who played a prominent role in numerous Italian social and cultural organizations, died Saturday from complications of heart disease at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. She was 80. "Maria was so...
  • Harford Health Department seeks to increase awareness of prostate health, cancer risk

    September marks Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, and with prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in men in the United States, the Harford County Health Department urges men to consider the facts about prostate cancer and the...
  • Food makers' health claims are hard to swallow

    A few years ago, Kellogg Co. embarked on an ad campaign to convince parents that eating Frosted Mini-Wheats cereal would make star students of their children, with higher levels of attention and memory. "Clinical studies" — a revered term —...
  • Hopkins Bayview to open health center aimed at Latino community

    Hopkins Bayview to open health center aimed at Latino community
    As the Hispanic community in Baltimore boomed in the last decade, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center responded by adding health programs to meet the population's unique needs. Now the East Baltimore center is bringing all its past efforts —...
  • Life expectancy gap growing between rich/poor world women: WHO

    Life expectancy gap growing between rich/poor world women: WHO
    GENEVA (Reuters) - Life expectancy for women at 50 has improved, but the gap between poor and rich countries is growing and could worsen without better detection and treatment of cardiovascular disease and cancers, the World Health Organization (WHO) said...
  • Five Reasons to Fall for The Lehigh Valley

    Five Reasons to Fall for The Lehigh Valley
    Healthy ideas to feel your best this autumn 1. GET OUTSIDE The fall season brings with it plenty of cool, crisp air and vibrant fall foliage – making it the perfect time for outdoor activities. The comfortable temperatures make it ideal for a...
  • Omega-3s tied to lower risk of rheumatoid arthritis

    Omega-3s tied to lower risk of rheumatoid arthritis
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women who have diets high in omega-3 fatty acids derived from fish are less likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis than those who skimp on fish, new research suggests. Researchers surveyed Swedish women about their diets and...
  • CDC worries about binge-drinking moms

    CDC worries about binge-drinking moms
    Moms, do your kids drive you to drink heavily?  If so, scientists and doctors at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are worried about you. Binge drinking, which is defined as four or more alcohol drinks during a single occasion, isn't just...