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Heart Disease

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  • Dr. Peter O. Kwiterovich Jr., expert on lipid disorders

    Dr. Peter O. Kwiterovich Jr., expert on lipid disorders
    Dr. Peter O. Kwiterovich Jr., an internationally known expert on lipid disorders who was the founder and director of the Johns Hopkins Lipid Clinic and was an early advocate for routine cholesterol screening in children, died Friday of prostate cancer...
  • Dr. Joseph K. Perloff dies at 89; head of UCLA cardiology center

     Dr. Joseph K. Perloff dies at 89; head of UCLA cardiology center
    Dr. Joseph K. Perloff, a retired UCLA cardiologist who helped establish the study of adult congenital heart disease and became the founding director of one of the first clinics dedicated to its treatment, died Sunday at his home in Los Angeles. He was...
  • Top cardiologist touts vegan diet to patients

      Top cardiologist touts vegan diet to patients
    Dr. Kim Williams thought he followed a heart-healthy diet: He avoided red meat and fried foods. He ate his chicken breast without the skin. But in 2003, the Chicago cardiologist realized his level of LDL, the so-called "bad" cholesterol, was too high....
  • Hopkins expert on cholesterol and heart disease dies at 74

    Hopkins expert on cholesterol and heart disease dies at 74
    A professor emeritus at Johns Hopkins who was an authority on lipid disorders and advocate for routine cholesterol screening in children died Friday of prostate cancer at the age of 74, Hopkins officials said. Peter O. Kwiterovich Jr. founded the...
  • The myriad benefits of fish oil

    The myriad benefits of fish oil
    Consumers face a dizzying array of products and claims in the dietary supplement aisle — but a little knowledge can go a long way in helping chart a healthy lifestyle. One of the more popular supplements, fish oil, is promoted as preventive or...
  • The cholesterol myth: Is sugar the big culprit?

    The cholesterol myth: Is sugar the big culprit?
    If you want to reduce your risk for the type of coronary heart disease often referred to as “clogging” or “hardening” of the arteries, should you reduce the amount of cholesterol, saturated fat or sugar in your diet? If you&...
  • High cholesterol, family style

    High cholesterol, family style
    If you’re close to your parents, chances are there are many things they’ve passed on to you that you’ve taken to heart — and possibly one you hope they haven’t. If you’ve got poor blood cholesterol levels and you...
  • Improved parenting may fortify low-income kids against poverty effects

    For children growing up in poverty, the seeds of poor health in adulthood appear to be sown early. But a nurturing parent may be able to foster a child's resilience to such conditions as allergies, diabetes, heart disease and some cancers, says a new...
  • Heart disease a bigger issue for cats than previously thought

    Heart disease a bigger issue for cats than previously thought
    The effects of heart disease in cats can be more devastating than veterinarians previously thought. Based on his studies, veterinary cardiologist Dr. Philip Fox, of the Animal Medical Center in New York City, says that cats diagnosed with feline...
  • Researchers learning more about FIP, heart disease in cats

    Researchers learning more about FIP, heart disease in cats
    Feline heart disease (HCM) and a fatal illness called feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) are two of the most devastating diseases in cats. Either diagnosis can spiral a cat owner into a serious funk, as the outcome may not be good. Both were featured...
  • Pets: Heart disease a bigger issue for cats than previously thought

    Pets: Heart disease a bigger issue for cats than previously thought
    The effects of heart disease in cats can be more devastating than veterinarians previously thought. Based on his studies, veterinary cardiologist Dr. Philip Fox of the Animal Medical Center in New York City says that cats diagnosed with feline...