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Heart Disease

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  • Autopsy results: Recent heat a factor in at least 2 deaths

    Autopsy results: Recent heat a factor in at least 2 deaths
    Autopsy results revealed this afternoon that heat contributed in the death of a South Side woman, bringing the number to at least two deaths where heat was a factor in this week's heat wave.  Hazel Perisee, 62, of the 1800 block of West 79th Street, was...
  • Too man teens still ignore the hazards of smoking

    http://www.kidsdr.com During checkups for adolescents, I talk with each teen about smoking. While the rates of cigarette smoking among teens continue to drop, 20 percent of teens in the U.S. consider themselves regular smokers. Added to that statistic...
  • Weight loss could be symptom of underlying health issue

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm an 81-year-old man, 6-feet-1-inch tall and weigh 137 pounds. Twenty years ago, my ideal weight was 160 pounds. The weight loss has occurred over the past eight years, and I'm concerned. I have an appetite, but just cannot maintain my...
  • Self-care steps can keep your heart healthy during the holidays

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Is it true that heart attacks are more common around the holidays? If so, why is that? What can people do to lower their risk? ANSWER: Heart attacks, along with heart problems in general, are more common around the holidays. Various...
  • High blood sugar may cause noticeable symptoms of diabetes

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What are the most common symptoms of diabetes? Is it true that changes in my eyesight could mean I'm developing diabetes? ANSWER: People who have diabetes have too much sugar in their blood. Although you can't know your level of blood...
  • A number of factors can contribute to fatigue in patients with lupus

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: One year ago, at the age of 33, I was diagnosed with lupus. I am taking medications to help with flares, which are reasonably controlled, but I'm exhausted all the time. Is this just a part of the disease, or is there something that...
  • Melatonin not recommended for children or teens as sleep aid

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Is it OK to give my teenage daughter melatonin to help her sleep better? I've read that it's a safe alternative to sleep medicines. ANSWER: Although melatonin has been shown to be useful for treating sleep problems in adults, it has not...
  • Take vitamin supplements with caution: Some may actually cause harm

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Is it true that a large study found that most vitamin supplements may actually do more harm than good? What supplements should I avoid? Which are worth taking? I'm 67 and in good health. ANSWER: Advice on vitamin and mineral...
  • Regular exercise has powerful effect on brain health

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm 68 and understand that exercise is good for my health, but I recently read that exercise can also reduce the risk of developing dementia. Is that true, and if so, do researchers know why? ANSWER: Perhaps one of the most feared...
  • Weight just one factor to consider when measuring health

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Is it possible to be 30 pounds overweight and still be healthy? My blood pressure and cholesterol are normal, and I have no health issues other than being overweight. ANSWER: Weight is one important measure of health. But it's not the...
  • Despite claims, synthetic growth hormone not effective as anti-aging treatment

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My sister goes to an anti-aging specialist who recommends she take HGH to slow aging. Does this work? Is it safe? ANSWER: Human growth hormone, or HGH, in a synthetic form can be safe and useful as a treatment for some medical...