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Heart Disease

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  • 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...
  • On a low-carb diet?

    On a low-carb diet?
    If you're thinking of jumping on the low-carb diet bandwagon or have already jumped, consider this: new research findings reveal that vegetable-based low-carb diets may be linked with lower overall mortality rates and lower death rates from cardiovascular...
  • Options for those with preexisting conditions

    Options for those with preexisting conditions
    Amy Reiley had resigned herself to joining the ranks of the uninsured. The part-time L.A. resident and owner of a boutique cookbook publishing company had a group insurance plan that for three years covered her and another full-time employee. But when...
  • Loving legumes for all the right reasons: Health, flavor and value

    Loving legumes for all the right reasons: Health, flavor and value
    From the pinto beans of Mexico to the chickpeas of the Middle East, legumes have been an important staple in many cultures for centuries. It's no wonder, because legumes — a class of vegetables that includes beans, peas and lentils — are as...
  • Dietary fat and the risk of Alzheimer's disease

    Dietary fat and the risk of Alzheimer's disease
    It has become clearer and clearer that diets high in saturated fat and trans fats are associated with health problems. There are hundreds of studies that link diets high in these types of fats with heart disease and stroke. What about dementia? There is a...
  • CDC: US smoking rate hasn't changed

    CDC: US smoking rate hasn't changed
    After 40 years of continual declines, the smoking rate in the United States has stabilized for the last five years, with one in every five Americans still lighting up regularly, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday. Moreover,...
  • FDA warns green tea makers

    FDA warns green tea makers
    The Food and Drug Administration has warned producers of two popular brands of green tea drinks not to make unauthorized nutrient claims, continuing its clampdown on misleading food labeling. In a warning letter to Dr Pepper Snapple Group, the FDA said...