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Heart Disease

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  • ENVIRONMENTAL NUTRITION: Skim the salt to protect your health

    Environmental Nutrition Trim the amount of salt in your diet to lower your risk of high blood pressure (hypertension.) That's been the health advice for years, but most people don't heed it. "Our bodies require just a tiny amount of sodium -- 500...
  • Apodaca: Alzheimer's research: a race against time

    More than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer's disease, including 75,000 in Orange County. By mid-century, those numbers could nearly triple, according to current projections. That's a frightening prospect. Most of us know someone who has suffered...
  • After breast cancer, high-fat dairy foods raise risk of death

    After breast cancer, high-fat dairy foods raise risk of death
    Women who have ever had breast cancer might want to back away from the brie, the butter and the black cherry (and every other flavor) ice cream. According to a study of 1,893 women, breast cancer survivors who average as little as one serving per day of...
  • Coffee: Good for us? Or bad for us? Two new studies disagree

    Coffee: Good for us? Or bad for us? Two new studies disagree
    Drinking lots of coffee is good for you!! Drinking lots of coffee will kill you!! These are the competing headlines pinging around the media universe Monday, causing whiplash among those of us who rely on a cup (or more) of the black stuff to fuel our...
  • ENVIRONMENTAL NUTRITION: Cool cucumbers

    Of all the garden's summertime offerings, none is quite so "cool" as a cucumber, a phrase coined in a 1732 English poem. Cultivated around the world for more than 3,000 years, the cucumber has gained a following for its simple, raw and sometimes pickled...
  • ENVIRONMENTAL NUTRITION: Cheers to grape juice health!

    Environmental Nutrition The buzz about the benefits of red wine has many of us raising a glass to good health. And for those who choose not to imbibe, it turns out the booze behind the buzz may not be necessary. Grape juice and dealcoholized wine can...
  • Rates of heart attacks increasing for middle-age women

    Rates of heart attacks increasing for middle-age women
    Middle-aged men still have higher rates of heart attacks and heart disease than middle-aged women, but those gender differences appear to be narrowing, according to a study published Monday. The findings follow earlier research, published in a 2007 issue...
  • Regular monitoring detects metabolic changes in patients on antipsychotics

    Q: My daughter has schizophrenia. The psychiatrist at her mental health center prescribed an antipsychotic drug. I know some of these drugs increase the risk of diabetes and heart disease. What sort of clinical monitoring do you advise? A:...
  • Am I taking too much ibuprofen?

    Q: I've been taking a couple of over-the-counter ibuprofen tablets two or three times per day to ease pain and inflammation in my knees. Could it be harmful to do this for an extended period of time, say a year? A: Ibuprofen is one of the nonsteroidal...
  • Obesity not always associated with unhealthy metabolism

    Q: My friend's 89-year-old father has been obese all his life and his diet is awful. But his blood sugar is normal, and his total cholesterol is 122. And his doctor tells him he has the heart of a 30-year-old. How is that possible? A: The new term for...
  • Let's talk menopause

    Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health http://www.whatdoctorsknow.com Menopause is the point in time when a woman's menstrual periods stop. Some people call the years leading up to a woman's last period...