| Mar 4, 2015
| 6:34 PM
It's hardly a surprise anymore to read that consuming a diet rich in fish and chicken, fruits and vegetables, nuts, whole grains, olive oil and legumes - a Mediterranean diet - is a healthy lifestyle choice.
But a new study makes clear that whatever...
| Mar 5, 2015
| 6:21 PM
Donna Crozier was 23 when she suffered a stroke in 1979. Married only 20 days and living in Portage, she had been in good health until then, and had no symptoms to warn her.
"All of a sudden, I felt like my head was going to explode," the Hammond...
| Mar 6, 2015
| 11:55 AM
Sue Chlebek's decision to run a red light saved her life.
Then 50, the LaPorte mother of three was driving herself to the hospital because she had chest pains. As she neared the hospital on that March morning five years ago, her chest pains intensified....
| Mar 5, 2015
| 10:33 AM
Heart disease can threaten the well-being of anyone, but especially seniors.
It is possible, however, to address heart disease in seniors and boost their quality of life.
Dr. Mark Steiner, cardiologist and co-medical director of Orlando Health’...
| Mar 1, 2015
| 3:46 PM
Before Holden's less-than-perfect heart gave out last year, when he had gotten too weak to stand on his two little feet, and when he had to spend days at the hospital for one of his four surgeries, he loved to parade around the hospital floor in a...
| Feb 25, 2015
| 7:11 PM
A new study by California scientists has linked chronic exposure to microscopic air pollutants in vehicle exhaust to deaths from heart disease. The finding bolsters evidence that ultrafine particles, which are not regulated by state or federal...
| Feb 23, 2015
| 9:50 AM
Obesity raises the chance of heart attack regardless of whether a person has the cluster of cardiovascular risk factors known as metabolic syndrome, according to a recent study that challenges previous beliefs.
Metabolic syndrome, a condition that...
| Apr 1, 2015
| 12:30 PM
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm a 37-year-old man and have no health problems, but both of my parents have heart disease. My dad had his first heart attack at age 50. Are there things I can do now to prevent it, or is heart disease inevitable for me because of my...
| Mar 25, 2015
| 10:57 AM
Take steps toward a healthier lifestyle while raising funds to combat heart disease and stroke at this year's "Broward Heart Walk."
The event will take place April 12 at Nova Southeastern University, 3301 College Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Activities will...
| Mar 20, 2015
| 2:25 PM
Author Bryant H. McGill asserts that: “It is better to have a meaningful life and make a difference than to merely have a long life.” But increasingly one can have both, courtesy of scientific advancement. Extending life and its quality are...
| Mar 19, 2015
| 8:30 PM
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Is it true that people with rheumatoid arthritis have a higher risk of heart disease? How are the two conditions related? Is there a way to lower the risk?
ANSWER: Studies have shown that if you have rheumatoid arthritis, your risk of...