| Nov 19, 2014
| 2:30 AM
We hear a lot about the health benefits of brightly colored vegetables, such as scarlet red tomatoes and deep green leaves, but paler shades often are overlooked. Yellow vegetables also pack a powerful nutrition punch.
The eyes have it
When it comes...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 1:45 PM
Heart disease and cancer, which cause of deaths of half of Americans who die each year, continued to loosen their deadly grip in 2013, while rates of deaths attributed to flu and pneumonia surged, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention said this...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 1:51 PM
Certain types of cancer are more likely to strike certain types of people than others. For example, while men can be diagnosed with breast cancer, women are far more likely to develop the disease. But just because a person's risk of developing cancer is...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 12:07 PM
Heart disease is a leading killer of Americans, and there are many factors that put people at risk. But among the top problems is something hard to measure – stress – according to Dr. Michael Miller, professor of cardiovascular medicine,...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Qiana Sago knew she had a problem.
Three years ago, at age 30, she weighed 269 pounds. She was taking pills for high blood pressure. Her triglycerides were "the highest you can have," she said.
Working as an LAX custodian, she was surrounded by fast...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 5:47 PM
In its $10.5-million spending binge to defeat soda tax measures in Berkeley and San Francisco in November — and to stem the nationwide push to hold Big Soda accountable for epidemic diseases related to sugar overconsumption — the soda industry...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Harvard Health Blog
A sugar-laden diet may raise your risk of dying of heart disease, even if you aren't overweight. So says a major study published online in the Journal of the American Medical Association-Internal Medicine.
Added sugars make up at...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 6:25 PM
The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has been awarded a $3.5 million federal grant to invest in diabetes and heart disease prevention efforts in five designated regions in the state, including Baltimore.
The award is one of 21 grants...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 3:54 PM
How many times will we have to be told? Apparently we haven’t reached the point when we’ll change our habits, but here goes again: Eating five servings of fruits and vegetables every day can help us live longer.
That comes from researchers&...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 2:58 PM
For children growing up in poverty, the seeds of poor health in adulthood appear to be sown early. But a nurturing parent may be able to foster a child's resilience to such conditions as allergies, diabetes, heart disease and some cancers, says a new...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 2:30 AM
The effects of heart disease in cats can be more devastating than veterinarians previously thought.
Based on his studies, veterinary cardiologist Dr. Philip Fox, of the Animal Medical Center in New York City, says that cats diagnosed with feline...