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Heart Disease

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  • Doctors supplement income via drug companies

    A cardiologist, endocrinologist, psychiatrist, nurse practitioner and allergist. These five medical professionals in Burbank and Glendale may have different specialties, but they have one source of income in common — drug companies. Since 2009, 33...
  • CDC report charts local obesity, inactivity rates

    CDC report charts local obesity, inactivity rates
    At more than 220 pounds, Christina Martinez knew her lifestyle had to change dramatically if she wanted to improve her health, so she started taking aerobics classes. A rigorous, five-days-a-week workout routine helped her drop 42 pounds and lower her...
  • Senior Living Q & A: Writing a history for long-term health Nancy Turney

    Q. My doctor suggested I write a family health history but I don’t really know what that means. Can you explain it? A family health history is a written record of a family's health. The history contains information about a family's medical...
  • Diet Tips for Pregnant Women

    Clearly there are special nutrition needs before, during and after pregnancy. According to the American Dietetic Association, pregnant and breast-feeding women may be at risk for nutrient deficiencies due to increased nutrient requirements. Therefore,...
  • Benefits of the bean

    Benefits of the bean
    There's something inexplicable about our relationship with coffee. It percolates through our day from the moment we wake, enlivening our senses and galvanizing us into action. It's an affair that has been going on for more than 500 years, since the...
  • Green tea sets weight-loss industry abuzz

    Green tea sets weight-loss industry abuzz
    Like all industries, the herbal weight-loss business moves in cycles. Less than a decade ago, the stimulant herb ephedra was one of the stars of the scene. It sped up metabolism and weight loss, but it also raised the heart rate and, in some cases, caused...
  • Unbearable allergies? Help may be in pills

    Unbearable allergies? Help may be in pills
    Doctors are testing pills that allergy sufferers can melt in their mouths and that, ideally, will train their bodies to ignore the plant pollen, dust and animal dander blowing in the South Florida wind. No one is using the word "cure," but doctors...
  • Heart Attacks Increasing In Women

    Heart Attacks Increasing In 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...
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  • Chocolate good, steroids bad for heart

    Chocolate good, steroids bad for heart
    No, no, we only think we already knew it! The destructive effects of illicit anabolic steroids on heart function, as well as the helpful effects of chocolate consumption, may be widely assumed by physicians and patients. But two new studies --...
  • All Health's Breaking Loose: In a nutshell

    The other day while I was grocery shopping, a gentleman tapped me on the shoulder and asked, "Since I'm not likely to make too many changes, what's the one food that will give me the most bang for my buck? Can you give it to me in a nutshell?" I'm...