| Nov 27, 2014
| 2:30 AM
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm 58 and asked my doctor for a prescription for erectile dysfunction. He recommended I also have tests done to evaluate my heart. How are ED and heart disease related?
ANSWER: In some cases, erectile dysfunction, or ED, may be an...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 5:47 PM
In its $10.5-million spending binge to defeat soda tax measures in Berkeley and San Francisco in November — and to stem the nationwide push to hold Big Soda accountable for epidemic diseases related to sugar overconsumption — the soda industry...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Harvard Health Blog
A sugar-laden diet may raise your risk of dying of heart disease, even if you aren't overweight. So says a major study published online in the Journal of the American Medical Association-Internal Medicine.
Added sugars make up at...
| Sep 18, 2010
British researchers reported Friday that it may be possible to identify people who are going to develop Type 2 diabetes even before symptoms occur. If the test can be verified, it might be possible to screen people who are at higher-than-normal risk of...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Consumers face a dizzying array of products and claims in the dietary supplement aisle — but a little knowledge can go a long way in helping chart a healthy lifestyle.
One of the more popular supplements, fish oil, is promoted as preventive or...
| Jun 22, 2014
| 10:00 PM
If you want to reduce your risk for the type of coronary heart disease often referred to as “clogging” or “hardening” of the arteries, should you reduce the amount of cholesterol, saturated fat or sugar in your diet?
| Oct 6, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Most people know that high cholesterol can be a killer, particularly the LDL or “bad” cholesterol that clogs arteries and causes heart attacks. If you receive abnormally high LDL results after a cholesterol check, how should you talk to your...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 11:12 AM
In the 1970s, a pair of Danish researchers ventured north of the Arctic Circle and into medical lore. Studying a scattered Inuit population, they concluded that eating plenty of fish and other marine animals protected this group from heart disease.
| Sep 28, 2014
| 8:36 PM
Just days away from his 100th birthday, University of Illinois adjunct professor Fred Kummerow continues to wage war on trans fats — personally from his kitchen table and professionally through a proliferation of research papers he is still...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 6:25 PM
The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has been awarded a $3.5 million federal grant to invest in diabetes and heart disease prevention efforts in five designated regions in the state, including Baltimore.
The award is one of 21 grants...
| Jul 18, 2009
About one of every three Americans will develop some form of malignancy during his or her lifetime. This year alone, about 1,437,000 new cases will be diagnosed, and more than 565,000 people will die of the disease. Cancer is the second leading cause of...