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Heart Disease

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  • Prostate cancer not a death sentence

    Source: Harvard University School of Public Health http://www.whatdoctorsknow.com Men diagnosed with prostate cancer are less likely to die from the disease than from largely preventable conditions such as heart disease, according to a new study from...
  • Beyond the antioxidant buzz: Plant foods boost our health in multiple ways

    Antioxidants are all the rage. Yet the health properties of plant foods, such as fruits, vegetables, grains, and legumes, go beyond mere antioxidant status. The buzzword today is "antioxidants." You can find the term plastered on food labels and...
  • Am I taking too much ibuprofen?

    Q: I've been taking a couple of over-the-counter ibuprofen tablets two or three times per day to ease pain and inflammation in my knees. Could it be harmful to do this for an extended period of time, say a year? A: Ibuprofen is one of the nonsteroidal...
  • Weight loss could be symptom of underlying health issue

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm an 81-year-old man, 6-feet-1-inch tall and weigh 137 pounds. Twenty years ago, my ideal weight was 160 pounds. The weight loss has occurred over the past eight years, and I'm concerned. I have an appetite, but just cannot maintain my...
  • Break the sugar habit and help your health in the process

    Our sugar-laden diet is literally killing us. That's the conclusion of a study reported at the annual meeting of the American Heart Association in March (2013). The study authors attributed 180,000 annual deaths worldwide--25,000 in the United States...
  • Checking blood pressure at home pays off

    By Heidi Godman, Executive Editor,Harvard Health Letter Harvard Health Blog Do-it-yourselfers, take heart. Here's something else to do at home that can have a substantial benefit on your health: measure your blood pressure. It's easy, inexpensive, and...
  • Do workplace wellness programs work?

    Would you be willing to share with your employer how much you eat, drink, smoke or exercise? And would you be willing to make lifestyle changes in return for a break on the cost of your health insurance? The University of Minnesota offered such...
  • 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...
  • EatingWell: For better health, eat these 9 staples of a Mediterranean diet

    Eating a Mediterranean diet may lower your risk of heart attack, stroke and death from heart disease by up to 30 percent, according to a new, highly publicized study out of Spain, published in April 2013 in The New England Journal of Medicine. When older...
  • Regular monitoring detects metabolic changes in patients on antipsychotics

    Q: My daughter has schizophrenia. The psychiatrist at her mental health center prescribed an antipsychotic drug. I know some of these drugs increase the risk of diabetes and heart disease. What sort of clinical monitoring do you advise? A:...
  • Take vitamin supplements with caution: Some may actually cause harm

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Is it true that a large study found that most vitamin supplements may actually do more harm than good? What supplements should I avoid? Which are worth taking? I'm 67 and in good health. ANSWER: Advice on vitamin and mineral...