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Heart Disease

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  • 6 ways to help your heart: St. Luke's cardiologist offers tips

    6 ways to help your heart: St. Luke's cardiologist offers tips
    Heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death worldwide, claiming more than 17 million lives annually. That number is expected to rise to more than 23 million by 2030, according to "Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics — 2015 Update: A Report From...
  • Heart disease detection is serious business at West Aurora

    Just one life. That's what keeps Meghan Hill driven to organize a massive Young Hearts for Life volunteer effort every other year to test all West Aurora High School students for potentially fatal heart-related maladies. If she can save at least one...
  • If mom or dad had a heart attack at a young age, change your ways

    If mom or dad had a heart attack at a young age, change your ways
    When President Lyndon Johnson declared February as American Heart Month 51 years ago, cardiovascular disease was responsible for more than half of all deaths in the country. With improved medical technology and more knowledge of risk factors, the death...
  • Doctor promotes radical plant-based diet to fix hearts

     Doctor promotes radical plant-based diet to fix hearts
    In Tarahumara natives of Mexico and the highlanders of Papua New Guinea, coronary heart disease is rare. Some call them superhumans, but it makes perfect sense to Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn of the Wellness Institute at the Cleveland Clinic. "On this...
  • Don't put too much of a good thing into that healthy diet

    Don't put too much of a good thing into that healthy diet
    Nutritionists are continually spouting the benefits of foods like tomatoes, avocados and fish, but overdoing it on these healthy foods actually can be harmful. "Even nutritious food can be too much of a good thing if you eat it in too large a quantity...
  • Cigarette smoking is even more deadly than you think, study says

    Cigarette smoking is even more deadly than you think, study says
    The U.S. surgeon general says about 480,000 Americans die each year as a result of smoking. But a new analysis suggests the true figure may be closer to 575,000. The 21 causes of death that have been officially blamed on smoking accounted for 83% of the...
  • Too many people take aspirin to prevent heart attacks, stroke, study says

    Too many people take aspirin to prevent heart attacks, stroke, study says
    Aspirin is a popular drug for people who’ve never had a heart attack or stroke and would like to keep it that way. But for more than one in 10 people who do so, aspirin could do more harm than good, a new study suggests. Among 68,808 patients...
  • A Yellow Brick Road for little ailing hearts

    A Yellow Brick Road for little ailing hearts
    Before Holden's less-than-perfect heart gave out last year, when he had gotten too weak to stand on his two little feet, and when he had to spend days at the hospital for one of his four surgeries, he loved to parade around the hospital floor in a...
  • California scientists link tiny particles in car exhaust to heart disease

    California scientists link tiny particles in car exhaust to heart disease
    A new study by California scientists has linked chronic exposure to microscopic air pollutants in vehicle exhaust to deaths from heart disease. The finding bolsters evidence that ultrafine particles, which are not regulated by state or federal...
  • Obesity Raises Heart Attack Risk

    Obesity raises the chance of heart attack regardless of whether a person has the cluster of cardiovascular risk factors known as metabolic syndrome, according to a recent study that challenges previous beliefs. Metabolic syndrome, a condition that...
  • Steger woman to share tale of surviving heart trouble

    Steger woman to share tale of surviving heart trouble
    Ingalls Memorial Hospital will host Hearts in the Right Place 2, a free women's heart health event, from 3 to 5 p.m. Feb. 28 at Ingalls Family Care Center, 19550 Governors Highway, Flossmoor, according to a press release from Ingalls. It is the...