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Heart Disease

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  • Alzheimer's: What You Need to Know

    Alzheimer's: What You Need to Know
    Alzheimer's disease and other dementias do a number on the mind and body of the individual with the disease and can also take a major toll on the health and finances of the individual's family. The Alzheimer's Association's latest annual report, "2009...
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  • Influenza and H1N1 Bad for Your Heart

    Influenza and H1N1 Bad for Your Heart
    If you haven't gotten your flu shot yet, what are you waiting for? The hour or so it would take is nothing compared with the time you might spend fighting the flu or something worse - like recovering from the heart attack it could trigger. As of early...
  • Look After Your Man's Health

    Look After Your Man's Health
    Being a man is hazardous to a guy's health. Consider the proof: Men are more likely than women to be overweight or obese; more likely to have diabetes or heart disease; and more likely to smoke, binge drink, or engage in other unhealthful behaviors. They'...
  • Check nutrition labels before you buy

    Check nutrition labels before you buy
    Foods in the grocery store list nutrition information on the package in a section called the "Nutrition Facts." This is where manufacturers must declare the nutrition (both good and bad) in each serving of their product. Nutrition Facts are broken down...
  • Concerned about your cholesterol?

    Concerned about your cholesterol?
    Your doctor tells you that your level of LDL--the "bad" type of cholesterol--is too high, and, in a double whammy, he says that your level of HDL--the "good" cholesterol--is too low. So, you wonder, is there anything you can do to decrease the bad while...
  • UCF medical school ready to run with the big docs

    UCF medical school ready to run with the big docs
    In January 2003, Dr. Pappachan E. Kolattukudy was faced with a monumental task: help build a world-class biomedical-sciences research school that would give the University of Central Florida the credibility it needed to establish a college of medicine....
  • Nursing is good for babies -- and moms

    Nursing is good for babies -- and moms
    LaShonda Eaddy's got milk. It might have been easier for the 24-year-old Orlando woman to buy formula for her 3-month-old daughter, Jillian, but she knew there were certain health benefits to breastfeeding. Besides, her mother breastfed. "I thought,...
  • Four healthy choices to change your life

    If people would just do four things -- engage in regular physical activity, eat a healthy diet, not smoke and avoid becoming obese -- they could slash their risk of diabetes, heart attack, stroke or cancer by 80%, a new report has found. But less than...
  • The Health Benefits of Tai Chi

    The Health Benefits of Tai Chi
    This gentle form of exercise can prevent or ease many ills of aging and could be the perfect activity for the rest of your life. Tai chi is often described as "meditation in motion" but it might well be called "medication in motion." There's growing...
  • Statins and Prostate Cancer

    Statins and Prostate Cancer
    As a group, the six statin drugs are the best-selling prescription medications in the United States. It's no surprise, since heart disease remains America's leading cause of death. Statin therapy reduces the risk of heart attacks and other clinical...