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Heart Disease

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  • Small changes now, big rewards later

    Small changes now, big rewards later
    A new report from Harvard Medical School says middle-aged and older women need to worry about particular health concerns - osteoporosis, breast cancer, ovarian cancer and microvascular disease, a type of heart disease more common in women. The report,...
  • Start weight loss with two-week diet

    Start weight loss with two-week diet
    If you're overweight, you're not alone. According to research by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, 66 percent of adults in the U.S. are overweight or obese. Losing weight is a goal of nearly everyone who exercises, and...
  • Staying fit during the golden years

    Staying fit during the golden years
    Millions of aging Americans have already discovered the true fountain of youth—exercise. Staying active through a fitness/sports program is one of the keys to living longer and feeling better. But it's important—especially if you have...
  • September 1: Midday Fix - Dr. Shelly Rubin Debunks Pet Myths

    September 1: Midday Fix - Dr. Shelly Rubin Debunks Pet Myths
    Cats need milk The long-standing myth that cats need milk is wrong and giving your pet a saucer of cow's milk could make it vomit or have diarrhea. Kittens drink their mother's milk until they are weaned but adult cats don't have much lactase in their...
  • Children and heart disease risk

    Children and heart disease risk
    Signs of heart disease — generally thought to be a disease of middle age — can be seen even in children, cardiologists now know. But risk factors in children and young adults run the risk of being undetected and untreated, largely because of...
  • To soothe the body

    To soothe the body
    If you want to live longer -- avoid heart disease, Alzheimer's disease and cancer -- then pick and choose your foods with care to quiet down parts of your immune system. That's the principle promoted by the founders and followers of anti-inflammatory...
  • How your diet can affect the aging process

    How your diet can affect the aging process
    Recently I was interviewed about the effects of diet on the aging process. Some of the best answers we have now about diet and aging center around eating a Mediterranean style diet. This doesn't just mean eating Greek salads or hummus. It is about...
  • How do artificial hearts work?

    How do artificial hearts work?
    There was a time, back in the 1980s, when artificial hearts were big news. There was daily, front-page media attention around implantable artificial hearts. In 1982, Barney Clark received an artificial heart designed by Robert Jarvik and installed by Dr....
  • FDA urged to pull diet drug from market

    FDA urged to pull diet drug from market
    The prescription diet drug sibutramine, sold under the brand name Meridia, should be taken off the market because it raises the risk of heart attacks and strokes in some patients, the editor of the New England Journal of Medicine said Wednesday. Those...
  • Depression and heart health

    Depression and heart health
    The loss of interest, ruminations of suicide and feelings of guilt and sadness that are the hallmarks of depression may be debilitating. But it is depression's physical warning signs — fatigue, sleep disturbance and appetite changes — that are...
  • Americans are fat and unaware

    Americans are fat and unaware
    Many Americans don't know how overweight they are. About a third of overweight Americans think they're at a healthy weight for their height, according to a new poll released today by Harris Interactive, a market research firm. And 70 percent of obese...