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Heart Disease

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  • Obese? Sometimes you just have to hear it from someone in a white coat to believe it

    It's not nice to call someone fat. That's a simple rule of thumb, repeated by parents of small children everywhere. For physicians, however, it's a social nicety that must be set aside if they are to act in the best interests of an overweight or obese ...
  • Dread the weigh-in? Researchers propose a new (scale-free) way to measure obesity (but you still may be too fat)

    Move over, BMI. Researchers led by a University of Southern California physician have proposed "a better index of adiposity." This one would require a tape measure and a calculator, but none of the stepping-up-on-the-scale drama featured on NBC's The...
  • Body tentatively I.D.'d as missing Glencoe man died of heart disease, cold exposure

    Body tentatively I.D.'d as missing Glencoe man died of heart disease, cold exposure
    A man whose body was found along the Edens spur ramp in Northbrook and tentatively identified as a missing Glencoe man died from heart disease and cold exposure, authorities determined Sunday. The Cook County medical examiner’s office...
  • Moving snow can hurt your heart, doctors say

    Dr. Stephen H. Pollock has one order for the two heart attack patients he treated yesterday at St. Joseph Medical Center, after their efforts to dig out of the snow nearly killed them: Put away the shovels. "I did tell them that they may never shovel...
  • He was in denial about his agony

    Mike Carey had been feeling pressure in his chest for months. Every time he played tennis with his friends, he had to take a breather after 20 minutes. He assumed that he had indigestion. Carey, an Orlando electrical contractor, was already taking...
  • Fitness Files: How do you mend a broken heart? Brush

    Master of deceit, my dentist entered the examining room holding a big Zorcaine hypodermic. "Ever hear of a 'china schooner?'" Dr. L. asked. Eyes averted from the needle, I searched my deficient historical database for something I should remember from...
  • Players remember: Ravens reflect on Super Bowl championship

    Super setup for Stover Nearly 20 years apart, Matt Stover was a member of three separate Super Bowl teams. A decade after being a rookie who was on injured reserve for the New York Giants and nearly a decade before he was a 41-year old mid-season...
  • March for the Animals expected to draw thousands

    March for the Animals expected to draw thousands
    There will be plenty of treats, costumes, contests and free heart exams. And that's just for the pets. More than 5,000 people and their pets are expected to gather Sunday at Druid Hill Park for the 16th annual March for the Animals. The event, which...
  • Dick Tufeld dies at 85; actor who intoned 'Danger, Will Robinson!'

    Dick Tufeld dies at 85; actor who intoned 'Danger, Will Robinson!'
    Dick Tufeld, a longtime radio and TV announcer who intoned "Danger, Will Robinson!" as the voice of the Robot in the 1960s science-fiction TV series "Lost in Space," has died. He was 85. Tufeld died Sunday at his home in Studio City while watching the...
  • Heart Disease and Diabetes

    Heart Disease and Diabetes
    Adults with diabetes have heart disease death rates about two to four times higher than adults without diabetes. Diabetes can change the chemical makeup of substances in the blood, which can cause blood vessels to narrow or to clog up. This is called...
  • Study: BPA linked to heart disease, diabetes, liver problems

    Study: BPA linked to heart disease, diabetes, liver problems
    In the first large-scale study in humans of a chemical ubiquitous in the lives of Americans, a team of researchers reported that exposure to bisphenol A was associated with cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and liver-enzyme abnormalities in adults....