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Heart Disease

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  • 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...
  • Weighing yourself can be misleading

    Weighing yourself can be misleading
    Jen had been obese, had gastric bypass surgery and lost 80 pounds. She was walking five or six times a week — about 25 miles — and had started doing marathons. Then she started lifting weights twice a week to add some resistance training to...
  • Toasting to success

    Toasting to success
    A gala fundraiser for Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center's Chest Pain Center was topped off with a surprise announcement on Sunday that the program would receive accreditation as the first of its kind in Los Angeles County. The 23rd annual...
  • Those catchy nutrition claims on food packaging? Keep them simple, focus on calories, say experts

    Those catchy nutrition claims on food packaging? Keep them simple, focus on calories, say experts
    The multifarious symbols, icons and exclamatory nutrition claims that adorn food packaging may sell products, but a group of independent experts in nutrition and communication acknowledged Wednesday that a patchwork of "front-of-package" nutrition...
  • High cholesterol, family style

    High cholesterol, family style
    If you’re close to your parents, chances are there are many things they’ve passed on to you that you’ve taken to heart — and possibly one you hope they haven’t. If you’ve got poor blood cholesterol levels and you...
  • FDA cracks down on autism treatment

    FDA cracks down on autism treatment
    Products called chelators that are sold over the counter as treatments for autism, heart disease and other conditions are dangerous and illegal, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned in a crackdown announced Thursday. The chemicals, which help...
  • Can you pass a diabetes fact versus myth test?

    Can you pass a diabetes fact versus myth test?
    The saying, "What you don't know can hurt you" couldn't be any more accurate if you or a loved one has diabetes. Due to misconceptions and a lack of knowledge about the disease, "Diabetes doesn't get the respect it deserves," said Richard M. Bergenstal,...
  • Senior Living: Normal aging

    Senior Living: Normal aging
    What is normal aging? Scientists continue to study this very question. It is known that some of our functionality declines over time such as hearing, vision, muscle mass, metabolism, even some loss of brain function. You have probably noticed these...
  • How to judge if you, or a loved one, is overweight

    How to judge if you, or a loved one, is overweight
    In theory, people should be able to glance in a mirror and see they're packing extra pounds. But 30 percent of overweight Americans think they're at a normal weight, according to a recent poll from Harris Interactive/HealthDay. Here's how to take a more...
  • Alcohol and type 2 diabetes

    Alcohol and type 2 diabetes
    You're certainly aware by now that being overweight is just one of the risk factors for Type 2 diabetes. You may also know that uncontrolled diabetes can lead to vision loss, kidney failure, amputations, heart problems, and sexual dysfunction —...
  • Welcome, neighbor

    Welcome, neighbor
    NEWPORT COAST — Kelly Perkins might be new to Laguna Beach, but she could look familiar to anyone who has turned on the television or flipped open a newspaper in the last decade. She gained international recognition in the mid-1990s as the first...