| Dec 22, 2008
Should statin drugs be put in the water, or what?
More than 13 million Americans are taking these medications to lower their cholesterol and hopefully stave off heart disease -- a job the drugs appear to excel at. Statins can lower "bad" LDL...
| Dec 8, 2008
Every year, some half a million patients die of a heart attack, and while many had known heart disease, an alarming number may have just received a cardiovascular clean bill of health from their doctors.
"About half the victims die suddenly, without...
| Nov 17, 2008
Healing an injured or poorly functioning heart requires attention to a patient's mental well-being as well as to his or her physical health -- so much so that in October, the American Heart Assn. recommended that doctors screen all heart patients for...
| Dec 1, 2008
Stocks are falling. Companies are handing out pink slips. Home values are collapsing. Financial icons are folding.
And Americans' stress is rising.
The 2008 Stress in America survey, conducted by the American Psychological Assn. and released in October,...
| Nov 17, 2008
From arginine to zinc, there's a frighteningly long list of nutrients that you can't live without. You certainly don't want to fall short of choline -- a nutrient that the body uses to make cell membranes and key compounds in the brain.
| Feb 14, 2008
Contradicting unexpected findings released last week by American researchers, an Australian team Wednesday said it found no evidence that aggressive treatment of diabetes in patients with heart disease increased their risk of death.
| Apr 7, 2008
The cholesterol drug did absolutely everything it was supposed to do -- except for demonstrably improving the health of the people who took it.
That was the conclusion reached about the popular drug Vytorin in a study published online last week in the...
| Jun 23, 2009
Not long ago, Jesus Araujo, a cardiology researcher at UCLA, parked a cage full of transgenic mice alongside the 110 Freeway. As a control, he placed another group in a less-polluted space on the Westside. Araujo was interested in learning more about...
| Dec 6, 2009
Getting enough sleep? Sleep is the most underrated part of staying healthy. And let's settle this right now: Adults need seven to eight hours every night for optimal health.
But what makes this wellness strategy so effective - and not just folksy...
| May 5, 2008
The products: All over the world -- Japan, the Arctic, Anaheim, wherever -- people who eat a lot of fish seem to enjoy unusual protection from heart disease. Not everyone can manage a plate of salmon or sashimi every night, but there's another option:...