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Heart Disease

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  • E. Donnall Thomas dies at 92; physician won a Nobel Prize

    E. Donnall Thomas, a physician who pioneered the use of bone marrow transplants in leukemia patients and won the 1990 Nobel Prize in medicine, died Saturday in Seattle of heart disease. He was 92. The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle,...
  • Barnaby Conrad Jr. dies at 90; bullfighter, artist, saloonkeeper founded Santa Barbara Writers Conference

    When Barnaby Conrad was nearly killed in a 1958 bullfight, his celebrity pals were buzzing about it at Sardi's in New York. "Did you hear about poor Barnaby?" Eva Gabor asked Noel Coward in her thick Hungarian accent. "He was terribly gored in Spain."...
  • Parents should take kids' flu symptoms seriously

     Parents should take kids' flu symptoms seriously
    In households with small children, flu symptoms are as routine as dirty socks. Take them seriously, though, warns a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), because the flu can kill healthy children within days. Among the...
  • Moderate drinking linked to abnormal heart rhythm

    Moderate drinking linked to abnormal heart rhythm
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People with heart disease who drink, even moderately, may have a slightly increased risk of a common heart rhythm problem, a new study suggests. The study is not the first to link moderate drinking to the heart arrhythmia,...
  • $61 million study examines Hispanic/Latino health

    $61 million study examines Hispanic/Latino health
    The largest long-term study of Hispanic/Latino health to date could help uncover reasons behind this group's high rate of certain chronic, often life-threatening diseases and determine why life expectancy in the population appears longer despite these...
  • Better diet tied to fewer deaths after heart attack

    Better diet tied to fewer deaths after heart attack
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People who changed their eating habits for the better following a heart attack tended to live longer than those who stuck to eating not-so-heart-healthy foods in a new U.S. study Among some 4,000 men and women, those whose...
  • Could a medication make obesity healthier?

    With 78 million American adults in the obese column and showing slim chances of permanently dieting their way out of it, one way of mitigating the public health disaster to come would be to unhook the wagonload of obesity-related ills -- most notably Type...
  • Low testosterone: A disease to be treated or market to be tapped?

    Low testosterone: A disease to be treated or market to be tapped?
    If you're a middle-aged guy who watches sports, news or late-night talk shows, you've seen the ads: Your flagging energy levels, mood, sports prowess and libido ... could they be caused by low T? After you figure out that T stands for "testosterone" --...
  • Exercise found to alleviate symptoms of Parkinson's disease

    Exercise found to alleviate symptoms of Parkinson's disease
    Some 1 million Americans suffer from Parkinson's disease, a degenerative neurological disorder that results from the loss of dopamine-producing cells in the brain. Although there is no cure, researchers have begun to make progress on finding better...
  • Q&A: Ask the pediatrician! Dr. Diana Blythe answers your questions about kids' health

    <b>Q&A:</b> Ask the pediatrician! Dr. Diana Blythe answers your questions about kids' health
    Have a question for Dr. Blythe? Write to her at AskThePediatrician@tribune.com. For more information on Dr. Blythe, go to pediatricassociates.com. April 29, 2013 Q: My 5-year-old daughter just had her adenoids and tonsils removed because of snoring...
  • 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...