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Heart Disease

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  • Staying Independent in Our Later Years

    Staying Independent in Our Later Years
    There are many ways to keep on the move and living on your own in older age. We all hope to stay active and independent for the rest of our lives. And most of us want to stay in the familiar surroundings of our own homes and neighborhoods, rather than...
  • Masculinity and Men's Health

    Masculinity and Men's Health
    Beliefs about the way men are supposed to behave may stand in the way of healthful behaviors and men getting the care they need. Men lag behind women when it comes to health. They die younger -- although the life expectancy gap has narrowed in the United...
  • Heart Failure Clinic a lifeline for the uninsured

    Heart Failure Clinic a lifeline for the uninsured
    The $60,000 bill Vince Presley got from Florida Hospital after his heart attack last year set off a slow wave of panic: What happens now? The 45-year-old airport baggage handler was uninsured and working part time. And treating heart disease is a...
  • Alcohol and the Elderly

    Alcohol and the Elderly
    Seniors may help ward off dementia by indulging in a beer or a glass of wine daily, new studies suggest. But there's an important caveat: The findings apply to healthy people, not those with mild cognitive impairments or other chronic medical conditions....
  • Six ways to avoid a heart attack

    Six ways to avoid a heart attack
    The facts are scary: Despite the progress made against heart disease in the past several decades, almost half the people who die suddenly from a heart attack or other cardiac problem have no prior symptoms. Even knowing someone's risk factors for heart...
  • Q&A: Ask the pediatrician! Dr. Diana Blythe answers your questions about kids' health

    <b>Q&A:</b> Ask the pediatrician! Dr. Diana Blythe answers your questions about kids' health
    Have a question for Dr. Blythe? Write to her at AskThePediatrician@tribune.com. For more information on Dr. Blythe, go to pediatricassociates.com. April 29, 2013 Q: My 5-year-old daughter just had her adenoids and tonsils removed because of snoring...
  • Staying Attuned to Blood Pressure

    Staying Attuned to Blood Pressure
    Maybe your blood pressure has been normal for as long as you can remember, but that doesn't mean you should let it slip beneath your health radar. The older we get, the greater our chances of developing high blood pressure (also known as hypertension)....
  • Keep on the Go, Stay Healthy

    Keep on the Go, Stay Healthy
    We all know exercise and activity help achieve a healthy body. But did you know regular exercise helps develop a sound mind and spirit as well? In other words, what's good for your physical being is also good for your spiritual self. Plus, many...
  • Poring over facts about milk: cow's, goat's, soy, almond, rice and hemp

    Poring over facts about milk: cow's, goat's, soy, almond, rice and hemp
    Full-fat, low-fat or skim? Used to be, there weren't many choices to make over what to pour on your cereal. But the number of alternatives to cow's milk -- soy, goat's, hemp milk, more -- has steadily grown. Each has its fans: those who swear by goat's...
  • Ready to Quit Smoking?

    Ready to Quit Smoking?
    It's one instance where quitting isn't the easy way out. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: Zyban: In Monday's Health section, an article on quitting smoking said that the smoking-cessation medication Zyban might act by blocking the brain chemicals...