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Heart Disease

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  • Don't let heart disease derail your travel plans

    Source: The Cleveland Clinic http://www.whatdoctorsknow.com Heart disease does not need to limit your ability to travel. Here are some key pointers to follow so that you can have a comfortable and heart-healthy vacation: 1. Talk with your doctor: a)...
  • Vitamin D Shows Promise, Lacks Study

    Vitamin D Shows Promise, Lacks Study
    As far as Dr. Joseph Mercola is concerned, Vitamin D is the magic bullet we've all been looking for. A lack of this wonder nutrient, the controversial natural health advocate says, can set the stage for no fewer than 33 disorders, including autism,...
  • Effectiveness of statins called into question

    Effectiveness of statins called into question
    As the world's most-prescribed class of medications, statins indisputably qualify for the commercial distinction of "blockbuster." About 24 million Americans take the drugs — marketed under such commercial names as Pravachol, Mevacor, Lipitor, Zocor...
  • Watching TV Shortens Life Span

    Watching TV Shortens Life Span
    Watching television for hour upon hour obviously isn't the best way to spend leisure time - inactivity has been linked to obesity and heart disease. But a new study quantifies TV viewing's effect on risk of death. Researchers found that each hour a day...
  • Cardiovascular Connections

    Cardiovascular Connections
    If there were such a thing as the heart bone, it would be smack in the middle of each line of the old spiritual, " Dem Bones." Once thought of as a solitary, aloof pump, the heart is now known to affect, and be affected by, all parts of the body. TEETH...
  • Is an 82-year-old woman too old for an angiogram?

    Q: My 82-year-old mother is having angina when she exerts herself. She is scheduled for an angiogram and maybe angioplasty. I've heard that women's heart disease is different from men's and that angioplasty may not be as effective in women. Should she get...
  • Are all omega-3s the same?

    Q: I'm confused about omega-3 fats. Are the different types equally good for you? A: There are three main types to keep track of: eicosapentaenoic acid ( EPA), docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), and alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). EPA and DHA are found mainly in...
  • What now for weight loss?

    What now for weight loss?
    The country is down to onededicated, prescription obesity medication -- the not-too-pleasantXenical -- since Friday's announcement that Meridiawill be removed from the market due to an increased risk ofheart problems among people with cardiovascular...
  • Young and healthy? Watch the cholesterol

    Young and healthy? Watch the cholesterol
    Young adults out there, take note: The occasional Big Mac, slice of pizza or ice cream cookie binge may be fine — but you'd be wise not to make a habit out of it. Consistently high levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL or "bad") cholesterol...
  • Speech experts are wary of untested supplement sold as a speech aid for kids with verbal apraxia

    Speech experts are wary of untested supplement sold as a speech aid for kids with verbal apraxia
    A suburban company is touting its mix of vitamins and omega-3 fatty acids as a "pharmaceutical grade" product that can help children with speech problems, even though the capsules are only a dietary supplement whose effectiveness has not been rigorously...
  • Heart disease costs to triple in U.S. by 2030: report

    Heart disease costs to triple in U.S. by 2030: report
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The costs of heart disease in the United States will triple between now and 2030, to more than $800 billion a year, a report commissioned by the American Heart Association predicted on Monday. Treating high blood pressure will be...