| 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...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 9:56 AM
Look no further than your own spice rack to help protect against chronic diseases like heart disease and cancer.
Herbs and spices not only punch up food's appeal, but they can also boost your immune system to help fight disease. Some herbs and spices...
| 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),...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 8:25 AM
On Friday, Feb. 6, women are invited to wear red in recognition of the American Heart Association's "Go Red for Women" day to raise awareness of heart disease in women. The Bon Secours health system is endorsing the day, and encouraging everyone to...
| 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 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....
| 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 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...