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Heart Disease

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  • Dick Cheney Likely to Leave Hospital

    Dick Cheney Likely to Leave Hospital
    One of Dick Cheney's daughters says the hospitalized former vice president could go home on Monday after receiving medication to treat a fluid buildup related to his aggressive form of heart disease. The 69-year-old, who has had five heart attacks, was...
  • Rift Over Statins

    Rift Over Statins
    A simmering scientific dispute over statins, the cholesterol-lowering prescription drugs that rake in some $26 billion a year for their makers, heated up Monday with an exchange of published volleys that drove back the reputation of the widely...
  • Heart Rate Formula High for Some Women

    Heart Rate Formula High for Some Women
    Cardiologists and athletes often monitor heartbeats as a way to gauge health or fitness. But the most popular formula used to calculate maximum heart rate is inaccurate for women because it's based on data from men, according to a study published Monday...
  • Guarding Your Health While Job Hunting

    Guarding Your Health While Job Hunting
    It's been nearly a year since Kevin Brett lost his job as a public-relations executive, the longest stretch of unemployment he's ever faced. The only other major break in his 32-year career was a five-month jobless stint in 1993, but he describes this...
  • Understanding Restless Legs Syndrome

    Understanding Restless Legs Syndrome
    The symptoms of restless legs syndrome sound so bizarre — creepy-crawly feelings and an uncontrollable urge to move the legs, especially at bedtime — that, until recently, many sufferers have simply not been believed. Ron Blum, 38, a Boston...
  • Glaxo Settles Avandia Lawsuits for $460 Million

    Glaxo Settles Avandia Lawsuits for $460 Million
    GlaxoSmithKline agreed to pay about $460 million to resolve a majority of lawsuits alleging the company's Avandia diabetes drug can cause heart attacks and strokes, people familiar with the accords said. Glaxo, the U.K.'s biggest drugmaker, agreed to...
  • Report targets 20 possible cancer causes

    The American Cancer Society and three federal agencies named 19 chemicals and shift work on Thursday as potential causes of cancer that deserve more investigation. The group published a report with the backing of international experts who said the 20...
  • Seeds of life: chia, flax, hemp and pumpkin

    Seeds of life: chia, flax, hemp and pumpkin
    Seeds are a crucial food source for birds, squirrels, livestock and other animals, especially during winter. For humans, edible seeds provide a delicious, nutrient-packed punch to meals and snacks, and are the source of most of our cooking oils, as well...
  • A Balcony View: Life-saving lessons

    A Balcony View: Life-saving lessons
    "Stay with me, Corky," I screamed. "You hang on! Look at me! Stay here!" Moments earlier, I had been having a conversation with Corky about my love of motorcycles. He had just finished telling me about his dislike of them. I was just about to change...
  • Money slated for Glendale Memorial

    Local heart patients got a boost when Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) on Monday announced he had secured enough money in an appropriations bill for a $350,000 upgrade for the chest pain center at Glendale Memorial Hospital. Hospital officials said they...
  • Young and Healthy? Check Cholesterol

    Young and Healthy? Check Cholesterol
    Health screenings — they might be tedious, expensive, and time-consuming, but they also can be worth it, even if you're a healthy young adult. Take the case of cholesterol screening. Even though today approximately two-thirds of young adults have...