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Heart Disease

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  • 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...
  • Optimism can help, hinder patients

    Optimism can help, hinder patients
    In 2004, New York's Shelley Contin-Hubbs was diagnosed with the most advanced stage of breast cancer; two different doctors told her she could have as little as six months to live. Contin-Hubbs found a third physician, one who was as optimistic and...
  • The costs of cheap meat

    The costs of cheap meat
    If you adjust for inflation and income, Americans have never spent less on food than they have in recent years. And yet many feel we've also never paid such a high price. U.S. Department of Agriculture figures show the average American spent just 9.5...
  • Confirming the benefits of the Mediterranean diet

    Confirming the benefits of the Mediterranean diet
    Being able to reproduce the results of a study is key to verifying any conclusions drawn from research. A number of years ago a group of scientists claimed to have mastered Cold Fusion, but in follow up experiments no one has been able to reproduce such...
  • Are heart attacks going out of style?

    Are heart attacks going out of style?
    Hospitalization rates for heart attacks are going down, so prevention efforts may be paying off. Two studies published in 2010 show that the American heart attack rate is continuing to decline. The first, published in Circulation, was based on Medicare...
  • Periodontitis and your heart

    Periodontitis and your heart
    Harvard Health Letters Q. I'm a 56-year-old man with high blood pressure. At my last check-up, my dentist found gum disease and referred me to a periodontist for treatment. I know that high blood pressure increases my risk of heart disease, and I've been...
  • Red meat and breast cancer in women

    Red meat and breast cancer in women
    We've know for some time of an increased risk of some types of cancer in those who eat higher amounts of red meat. In a study published recently a group of researchers looked at a large number of women to determine whether there might be a link between...
  • 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...