| Sep 14, 2010
Q: My 82-year-old mother is having angina when she exerts herself. She is scheduled for an angiogram and maybe angioplasty. I've heard that women's heart disease is different from men's and that angioplasty may not be as effective in women. Should she get...
| Aug 18, 2010
Q: I'm confused about omega-3 fats. Are the different types equally good for you?
A: There are three main types to keep track of: eicosapentaenoic acid ( EPA), docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), and alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). EPA and DHA are found mainly in...
| Sep 16, 2010
| 8:21 AM
A suburban company is touting its mix of vitamins and omega-3 fatty acids as a "pharmaceutical grade" product that can help children with speech problems, even though the capsules are only a dietary supplement whose effectiveness has not been rigorously...
| Sep 18, 2010
| 8:20 PM
The Braveheart Project was started in Scotland during the middle 1990s by a group of coronary heart disease health-care professionals who were concerned that their patients were losing valuable information as they were being referred from one expert in...
| Sep 17, 2010
This is not shaping up to be a good year for people seeking medical help for weight loss. A Food and Drug Administration advisory committee on Thursday voted against recommending approval of the drug lorcaserin. This is the third negative vote on...
| Sep 18, 2010
British researchers reported Friday that it may be possible to identify people who are going to develop Type 2 diabetes even before symptoms occur. If the test can be verified, it might be possible to screen people who are at higher-than-normal risk of...
| Sep 28, 2010
Nex time you gather for a family reunion, consider sharing something more important than Aunt Martha's macaroni salad recipe.
It's important to know your family medical history, and large family gatherings are the best place to gather the details,...
| Sep 20, 2010
| 5:25 PM
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...
| Sep 29, 2010
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...
| Sep 23, 2010
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...
| Sep 24, 2010
| 8:37 AM
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...