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Heart Disease

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  • Doctors supplement income via drug companies

    A cardiologist, endocrinologist, psychiatrist, nurse practitioner and allergist. These five medical professionals in Burbank and Glendale may have different specialties, but they have one source of income in common — drug companies. Since 2009, 33...
  • CDC report charts local obesity, inactivity rates

    CDC report charts local obesity, inactivity rates
    At more than 220 pounds, Christina Martinez knew her lifestyle had to change dramatically if she wanted to improve her health, so she started taking aerobics classes. A rigorous, five-days-a-week workout routine helped her drop 42 pounds and lower her...
  • Senior Living Q & A: Writing a history for long-term health Nancy Turney

    Q. My doctor suggested I write a family health history but I don’t really know what that means. Can you explain it? A family health history is a written record of a family's health. The history contains information about a family's medical...
  • Diet Tips for Pregnant Women

    Clearly there are special nutrition needs before, during and after pregnancy. According to the American Dietetic Association, pregnant and breast-feeding women may be at risk for nutrient deficiencies due to increased nutrient requirements. Therefore,...
  • County takes steps to prevent obesity

    County takes steps to prevent obesity
    SAN DIEGO -- San Diego County officials announced Tuesday a broadcast and internet campaign to get area residents to shed some pounds. Advertisements on radio and television will provide information on how to get healthy food and where to find walking...
  • Don't stop calcium with vitamin D if dietary sources are insufficient

    Don't stop calcium with vitamin D if dietary sources are insufficient
    Q: I'm a 58-year-old woman with osteoporosis. I take calcium supplements with vitamin D. Should I stop calcium supplements and vitamin D in light of the new heart and stroke warnings? A: You likely need the supplements unless you're getting enough...
  • Benefits of the bean

    Benefits of the bean
    There's something inexplicable about our relationship with coffee. It percolates through our day from the moment we wake, enlivening our senses and galvanizing us into action. It's an affair that has been going on for more than 500 years, since the...
  • Marijuana and munchies

    Marijuana and munchies
    Our neighbors to the north have concluded that marijuana makes you hungry and gives you the munchies. The study out of the University of Alberta found that small doses of marijuana's active ingredient, THC, boost the appetite of terminal cancer patients....
  • Sheriff Jack Strain Opens Up About His Open Heart Surgery

    Sheriff Jack Strain Opens Up About His Open Heart Surgery
    Three weeks after undergoing open heart surgery St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Jack Strain is urging people to stay on top of their health. WGNO News Reporter Vanessa Bolano has more. In recent years Sheriff Strain lost weight, became a runner, and watched...
  • Green tea sets weight-loss industry abuzz

    Green tea sets weight-loss industry abuzz
    Like all industries, the herbal weight-loss business moves in cycles. Less than a decade ago, the stimulant herb ephedra was one of the stars of the scene. It sped up metabolism and weight loss, but it also raised the heart rate and, in some cases, caused...
  • Unbearable allergies? Help may be in pills

    Unbearable allergies? Help may be in pills
    Doctors are testing pills that allergy sufferers can melt in their mouths and that, ideally, will train their bodies to ignore the plant pollen, dust and animal dander blowing in the South Florida wind. No one is using the word "cure," but doctors...