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Heart Disease

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  • 'Real' men do need to see the doctor

    'Real' men do need to see the doctor
    A recurring theme in many letters I've received is the issue of men not going to doctors. "Amy" wrote that her 56-year-old husband, who has a family history of heart disease, has not had a physical in over 20 years! She, like many of us who are concerned...
  • Drug could lower risk of prostate cancer

    Drug could lower risk of prostate cancer
    Prostate cancer is common. So what if there were a drug to lower a man's risk? Well, there is. Charlie Brown is a gardener who knows that prostate cancer is no bed of roses. He's had surgery to remove the prostate, radiation treatments and now hormone...
  • Noise pollution rattles nerves, harms health

    Noise pollution rattles nerves, harms health
    Nancy Culbertson won't sit in her Fremont, Calif., backyard because of it. It caused Oakland, Calif., physician Louis Hagler's blood pressure to spike and marred his perfect health record. Oakland acupuncturist Julie Laura Rose had enough of it, and...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • It's A Gray Area: Braving heart problems together

    The Braveheart Project was started in Scotland during the middle 1990s by a group of coronary heart disease health-care professionals who were concerned that their patients were losing valuable information as they were being referred from one expert in...
  • The scorecard on obesity drugs: 0 for 3

    The scorecard on obesity drugs: 0 for 3
    This is not shaping up to be a good year for people seeking medical help for weight loss. A Food and Drug Administration advisory committee on Thursday voted against recommending approval of the drug lorcaserin. This is the third negative vote on...
  • Create a medical history tree

    Create a medical history tree
    Nex time you gather for a family reunion, consider sharing something more important than Aunt Martha's macaroni salad recipe. It's important to know your family medical history, and large family gatherings are the best place to gather the details,...
  • Harlem Organizations Unite to Fight Diseases Killing African Americans

    Harlem Organizations Unite to Fight Diseases Killing African Americans
    Dennis "Denny Moe" Mitchell is a legend in Harlem. For those who may not recognize his name, they are sure to know his famed business - Denny Moe's SuperStar Barbershop, located at 2496 Fredrick Douglas Boulevard between 133rd and 134th Streets. The...
  • Family dinners help fight obesity

    Family dinners help fight obesity
    Sadly, the problem with obesity in America doesn't seem to be going away and is not even improving. The latest data shows that adult obesity rates rose in 23 states in 2009 and the trend seems to be continuing in 2010. Obesity and the problems associated...