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Heart Disease

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  • Digging deeper into superfruits

    Digging deeper into superfruits
    The health halo that crowns berries — the original "superfruit" — hasn't slipped a bit over the years. Ever since it was discovered that berries have very high total antioxidant capacity, the public has had a veritable love fest for berries,...
  • Heart Attacks Increasing In Women

    Heart Attacks Increasing In Women
    Middle-aged men still have higher rates of heart attacks and heart disease than middle-aged women, but those gender differences appear to be narrowing, according to a study published Monday. The findings follow earlier research, published in a 2007 issue...
  • Differences between men and women can impact their risk of heart disease

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I know that heart disease is the leading killer among men and women, but is it true that men and women have different risk factors for heart disease? ANSWER: You're correct that heart disease is the leading cause of death in men and...
  • Healthcare: Prevention efforts can be costly

    Healthcare: Prevention efforts can be costly
    Preventive healthcare has been touted by politicians as a sure-fire method to slash healthcare costs by saving on future treatment expenses. And it's easy to believe them -- surely, we reason, it's better to treat high cholesterol before it turns into a...
  • Using CT scans to see plaque in coronary arteries

    Using CT scans to see plaque in coronary arteries
    It seems like the pinnacle of medical science: For just a few hundred dollars, you can walk into just about any hospital in Southern California and ask a doctor to check your arteries for buildup of heart-attack-inducing calcium plaque. Most of the time,...
  • Sedentary office workers try standing desks

     Sedentary office workers try standing desks
    AtĀ Groupon'sĀ Chicago office, it's easy to look up to Joel Hadley. During most of his eight-hour-plus workday, Hadley stands at his desk, his head more than a foot above seated colleagues. Hadley says standing makes him feel alert, focused and energized....
  • Small changes, big impact for blood pressure

    Small changes, big impact for blood pressure
    What is blood pressure? Blood circulating through the body moves with a certain force - that's your blood pressure. This force can be affected by how strongly the heart is pumping and by the size of the vessels the blood is moving through. Blood moves...
  • Millions of Americans have uncontrolled blood pressure: report

    Millions of Americans have uncontrolled blood pressure: report
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Nearly half of about 67 million Americans with high blood pressure are not effectively treating their condition and face a high risk of a heart attack or stroke, a U.S. health official said on Tuesday. About 36 million people have...
  • 10 myths about heart disease

    Over the past decade, we've learned a great deal about what causes heart attacks and how to prevent them. But unless you follow medical news closely, there's a chance you might have misconceptions about the risk factors for heart disease, or heart disease...
  • Keeping your sugar in check

    Keeping your sugar in check
    Each week a nutritionist from the University of Maryland Medical Center provides a guest post to The Baltimore Sun's health blog Picture of Health (baltimoresun.com/pictureofhealth). This week, Mindy Athas weighs in on sugar. The term sugar is used for a...
  • Pomegranates: The crown jewel of fruits

    Pomegranates: The crown jewel of fruits
    Each week a nutritionist from the University of Maryland Medical Center provides a guest post to The Baltimore Sun's health blog Picture of Health (baltimoresun.com/pictureofhealth). This week, Karen Kolowski weighs in on pomegranates. The pomegranate...