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Heart Disease

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  • EatingWell: You should know these 5 myths about cholesterol

    A study published recently in The Lancet stated that high HDL might not directly protect against disease. This was noteworthy because high HDL cholesterol is often touted as protective against heart disease, while high LDL cholesterol is linked to...
  • Debate lingers over the health benefits of coconut oil

    Environmental Nutrition Coconut oil has been hailed as the next super food in a jar, promising everything from weight loss to protection against Alzheimer's disease. While coconut oil has been used as part of the traditional diet in some Asian...
  • New firefighter benefits stoke workers' comp debate

    New firefighter benefits stoke workers' comp debate
    Mary McElroy gave 22 years to the Baltimore City Fire Department as a firefighter-paramedic. The job, she says, gave her breast cancer. The state Workers' Compensation Commission agreed, issuing an order last fall that requires the city to cover any...
  • EatingWell: Boost your heart health with simple dietary and lifestyle changes

    Heart disease is America's No. 1 killer, responsible for about 1 in 3 deaths - or about 800,000 each year. It claims women and men at about the same rate, and strikes people of all ethnicities and backgrounds. While some heart risk factors, such as family...
  • Anne Arundel County health brief

    Heart health February is American Heart month. The Anne Arundel Department of Health offers kits and fact sheets about heart disease, its risk factors and prevention on the website learntolivehealthy.org. Flu shots The Department of Health is...
  • City churches recruited to raise awareness about heart disease

    City churches recruited to raise awareness about heart disease
    When Dr. Frank M. Reid III, senior pastor at Bethel AME Church, said "bless your heart" to his congregation this Sunday, he meant it literally. It was Red Dress Sunday at the church off Druid Hill Avenue, an annual event launched in Baltimore by St....
  • Louis R. Lasky, Boca Raton

    Louis R. Lasky, Boca Raton
    When were you first diagnosed with heart disease? Was it from childhood, during a regularly scheduled physical, or did you seek your doctor’s opinion after recognizing that something might be wrong?  Approximately eight years ago. Doctors heard a...
  • Diabetic women much likelier than men to develop heart disease

    Diabetic women much likelier than men to develop heart disease
    Type 2 diabetes, arguably the world's fastest-growing chronic condition, really has it out for women, says a new study. Compared with men with diabetes, diabetic women are 44% more likely to go on to suffer coronary heart disease, which is the leading...
  • Bill to screen babies gets through General Assembly

     
    Just when you're ready to dismiss state politicians at budget time as a collection of hopeless cranky children, they went and passed a bill that makes sense. The General Assembly Tuesday passed Sen. Daylin Leach's bill to mandate pulse oximetry testing in...
  • Learn to help others prevent Type 2 diabetes

    Learn to help others prevent Type 2 diabetes
    The incidence of diabetes almost doubled in Virginia between 1995 and 2007. During that same time, Virginia's population increased by just 16 percent, according to the Division of Chronic Disease Prevention and Control of the state's Department of Health....
  • Q&A: Ask the pediatrician! Dr. Diana Blythe answers your questions about kids' health

    <b>Q&A:</b> Ask the pediatrician! Dr. Diana Blythe answers your questions about kids' health
    Have a question for Dr. Blythe? Write to her at AskThePediatrician@tribune.com. For more information on Dr. Blythe, go to pediatricassociates.com. April 29, 2013 Q: My 5-year-old daughter just had her adenoids and tonsils removed because of snoring...