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Heart Disease

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Top Heart Disease Articles

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  • Plaques that kill without warning

    Plaques that kill without warning
    Every year, some half a million patients die of a heart attack, and while many had known heart disease, an alarming number may have just received a cardiovascular clean bill of health from their doctors. "About half the victims die suddenly, without...
  • A heart-and-mind link

    A heart-and-mind link
    Healing an injured or poorly functioning heart requires attention to a patient's mental well-being as well as to his or her physical health -- so much so that in October, the American Heart Assn. recommended that doctors screen all heart patients for...
  • Stress hurts

    Stress hurts
    Stocks are falling. Companies are handing out pink slips. Home values are collapsing. Financial icons are folding. And Americans' stress is rising. The 2008 Stress in America survey, conducted by the American Psychological Assn. and released in October,...
  • Do you need more choline?

    Do you need more choline?
    From arginine to zinc, there's a frighteningly long list of nutrients that you can't live without. You certainly don't want to fall short of choline -- a nutrient that the body uses to make cell membranes and key compounds in the brain. Choline is...
  • New study affirms diabetes treatment

    New study affirms diabetes treatment
    Contradicting unexpected findings released last week by American researchers, an Australian team Wednesday said it found no evidence that aggressive treatment of diabetes in patients with heart disease increased their risk of death. Physicians and...
  • A handle on heart disease?

    A handle on heart disease?
    The cholesterol drug did absolutely everything it was supposed to do -- except for demonstrably improving the health of the people who took it. That was the conclusion reached about the popular drug Vytorin in a study published online last week in the...
  • Inhaling a heart attack

    Inhaling a heart attack
    Not long ago, Jesus Araujo, a cardiology researcher at UCLA, parked a cage full of transgenic mice alongside the 110 Freeway. As a control, he placed another group in a less-polluted space on the Westside. Araujo was interested in learning more about...
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  • Wake Up to More Sleep

    Wake Up to More Sleep
    Getting enough sleep? Sleep is the most underrated part of staying healthy. And let's settle this right now: Adults need seven to eight hours every night for optimal health. But what makes this wellness strategy so effective - and not just folksy...
  • Fish oil: low-key, but real

    Fish oil: low-key, but real
    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:...
  • Stay moving, not still

    Stay moving, not still
    You may have heard the advice "If you exercise, you'll live longer." The good news -- or the bad news, if you hate doing anything more active than downloading iTunes -- is that it's true. Research backs this up. A 2007 study in the Journal of the...