| Feb 18, 2015
| 12:30 PM
It turns out cholesterol is way more complex than experts originally thought. And diet is only part of the picture. A recent study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics that compared high- and low-fat diets found that eating...
| Feb 16, 2015
| 3:56 PM
For some, heart disease rears its ugly head with sudden, disabling pain.
For others, it is hidden, building slowly, often causing a person to ignore the symptoms or dismiss them as something less serious like heartburn or general fatigue.
| Feb 14, 2015
| 10:05 PM
The nation's top nutrition advisory panel has decided to drop its caution about eating cholesterol-laden food, a move that could undo almost 40 years of government warnings about its consumption.
The group's finding that cholesterol in the diet need...
| 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...
| Feb 10, 2015
| 4:01 PM
Candy hearts printed with messages. Heart-shaped boxes filled with chocolates. Roses, balloons, cards and decorations with a heart motif.
February brings Valentine's Day. Also, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (www.cdc.gov),...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 9:40 AM
February is National Heart month, Why the need for focus on cardiovascular health? According to the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention, "Cardiovascular disease (CVD)—including heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure − is the...
| 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...
| Feb 8, 2015
| 4:42 PM
The pastor kept repeating a biblical phrase: "Above all else, guard your heart." But, seated with the congregation, the mother of Olympic swimming champion Michael Phelps knew how easy it was to lose focus on the maintenance of her own beating heart....
| 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.