| Feb 2, 2015
| 6:16 PM
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...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 4:37 PM
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...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 9:21 AM
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...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 12:11 PM
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.
| Mar 2, 2015
| 10:00 PM
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...
| Feb 11, 2015
| 2:57 PM
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...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 4:29 PM
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...
| Mar 1, 2015
| 3:46 PM
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...
| Feb 25, 2015
| 7:11 PM
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...
| Feb 23, 2015
| 9:50 AM
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...
| Feb 18, 2015
| 11:24 AM
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...