| May 12, 2010
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,...
| Oct 27, 2009
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...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 6:30 PM
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...
| Dec 28, 2009
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...
| Dec 28, 2009
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,...
| Aug 8, 2012
At Groupon's 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....
| Feb 11, 2010
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...
| Sep 4, 2012
| 2:36 PM
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...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
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...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 4:09 PM
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...
| Apr 24, 2012
| 6:45 PM
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.