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Heart Disease

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  • Fish oil supplements help heart disease patients

    Fish oil supplements help heart disease patients
    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:...
  • Hands off other people's pills

    Hands off other people's pills
    My pill case was raided twice, on two separate trips across the country -- once by my mother-in-law and once by my wife. Each time, the culprit paid a price but lived to tell about it. They were fortunate. The Institute for Safe Medication Practices...
  • Multivitamins: Do his and hers make a difference?

    Multivitamins: Do his and hers make a difference?
    It's a good thing dietary guidelines aren't laws. If they were, just about all of us could be found guilty. Even if you load fruit onto your whole-grain cereal and pile greens on your sandwiches, chances are you're regularly falling short on one or more...
  • In life, genes will only get you so far

    BILL Walker's mother lived to 101, his Uncle Rufus to 102. "I rather expected to live a long life," says the 89-year-old Long Beach resident. "I think it gave me a different view of aging, compared to some friends who had family members die in their 50s...
  • Your genetic rundown on a chip

    The last two years have seen an exponential increase in the rate of gene discovery, thanks in large part to the advancements in so-called genotyping chip technology. These small glass or silicon platforms have made quick and easy work of simultaneously...
  • Genome scans go deep into your DNA

    Genome scans go deep into your DNA
    MY MATERNAL grandmother had Alzheimer's disease. Before she died, she forgot our names, our faces and, eventually, how to speak and think.But my grandfather's heartbreak was the most painful to witness. I remember watching the two of them on the sofa...
  • Not right for everyone

    Not right for everyone
    WHEN coronary arteries grow dangerously narrow, the solution — increasingly — is to prop open the walls with a device called a drug-eluting stent. Now two new studies are adding fuel to a growing debate about whether these stents are being...
  • Get the message?

    Get the message?
    TZIVIA SCHWARTZ-GETZUG leans forward, listening hard to a message from the U.S. government. On the screen in front of her, a man is walking his dog when the dog pulls away to investigate a lumpy parcel under a tree. "Leave it," his master tells him. "It's...
  • Diabetics' risk of heart attack

    Some 15 million Americans have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes mellitus. About 85% take some form of medication or insulin to control it. Recently, scientists reported that one such drug, called Avandia, increased a diabetic's risk of heart attacks by...
  • Superfruits, super powers?

    Superfruits, super powers?
    Want a taste of the tropics? Forget the plane ticket. Go to the grocery store and take your pick: acai sorbet, mangosteen iced tea, pomegranate granola, noni smoothies, yogurt-covered dried goji berries and more. Fruits from faraway lands have been...
  • Living for two

    Living for two
    IF Aly Hartman could have placed herself in a protective bubble for the duration of her recent pregnancy, she would have done so. The Marina del Rey woman, 28, cut out alcohol, sodas and caffeine. She replaced her sugary breakfast cereal with crackling...