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Heart Disease

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  • For nearly 1 in 5 Americans, BMI may tell the wrong story

    For nearly 1 in 5 Americans, BMI may tell the wrong story
    Obese is bad and lean is good. End of story, right? Wrong, say a pair of University of Pennsylvania physicians and obesity researchers who are calling for better ways to assess individual health prospects than the body mass index, or BMI. The BMI--a...
  • A dog could be your heart's best friend

    Harvard Health Blog My twice-daily walks with my border collie, Clair DeNoon, are the highlights of my day. A new report from the American Heart Association will put an extra spring in my steps on these walks. It turns out that having a canine...
  • Maria G. Zannino, funeral director

    Maria G. Zannino, funeral director
    Maria G. Zannino, a longtime Highlandtown funeral director who played a prominent role in numerous Italian social and cultural organizations, died Saturday from complications of heart disease at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. She was 80. "Maria was so...
  • Harford Health Department seeks to increase awareness of prostate health, cancer risk

    September marks Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, and with prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in men in the United States, the Harford County Health Department urges men to consider the facts about prostate cancer and the...
  • Food makers' health claims are hard to swallow

    A few years ago, Kellogg Co. embarked on an ad campaign to convince parents that eating Frosted Mini-Wheats cereal would make star students of their children, with higher levels of attention and memory. "Clinical studies" — a revered term —...
  • Hopkins Bayview to open health center aimed at Latino community

    Hopkins Bayview to open health center aimed at Latino community
    As the Hispanic community in Baltimore boomed in the last decade, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center responded by adding health programs to meet the population's unique needs. Now the East Baltimore center is bringing all its past efforts —...
  • Life expectancy gap growing between rich/poor world women: WHO

    Life expectancy gap growing between rich/poor world women: WHO
    GENEVA (Reuters) - Life expectancy for women at 50 has improved, but the gap between poor and rich countries is growing and could worsen without better detection and treatment of cardiovascular disease and cancers, the World Health Organization (WHO) said...
  • Five Reasons to Fall for The Lehigh Valley

    Five Reasons to Fall for The Lehigh Valley
    Healthy ideas to feel your best this autumn 1. GET OUTSIDE The fall season brings with it plenty of cool, crisp air and vibrant fall foliage – making it the perfect time for outdoor activities. The comfortable temperatures make it ideal for a...
  • Omega-3s tied to lower risk of rheumatoid arthritis

    Omega-3s tied to lower risk of rheumatoid arthritis
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women who have diets high in omega-3 fatty acids derived from fish are less likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis than those who skimp on fish, new research suggests. Researchers surveyed Swedish women about their diets and...
  • EatingWell: 7 ways to eat more vegetables

    Research suggests that eating plenty of vegetables may help you lower your risk for heart disease and get more fiber, nutrients and antioxidants in your diet. If you're finding it difficult to get your daily servings of vegetables, try these tips to...
  • U.S. children's cholesterol levels down significantly

    U.S. children's cholesterol levels down significantly
    Against the drumbeat of bad news on obesity and diabetes among children, researchers have uncovered a cause for cautious optimism: a steady and significant improvement in the cholesterol profiles of American kids over the last 20 years. The proportion of...