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Heart Disease

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Fill your fruit and veggie gap

    Everyone knows fruit and vegetables are good for you, but we're not eating nearly enough. Only 6 percent of us meet our daily recommended target for vegetables, and 8 percent achieve our goal for fruits. That's a pretty dismal track record for foods...
  • Raise a glass to the health benefits of grape juice

    The buzz about the benefits of red wine has many of us raising a glass to good health. And for those who choose not to imbibe, it turns out the booze behind the buzz may not be necessary. Grape juice and de-alcoholized wine can offer similar benefits,...
  • Treatment for cardiotoxicity dependent on type and severity of damage

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer two years ago at age 58 and began treatment immediately. She's in remission now but recently found out she has cardiotoxicity, probably from the chemotherapy. What is this, and how is it...
  • National veterinary conference singles out 'America's Favorite Vet'

    One highlight of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) 150th Convention, held July 19-23 in Chicago, was the anniversary date itself. The Convention attracted more than 9,100 veterinary professionals. In celebration of 150 years, the non-...
  • Preventive care starts with regular veterinary visits

    Our pets deserve better. Overwhelmingly, Americans want to do the right thing for their pets -- or at least that's what they say. Yet, despite our love and concern for our pets, veterinary visits are on the decline, especially when it comes to...
  • Beverly Mae England, Weston

    Beverly Mae England, Weston
    When were you first diagnosed with heart disease? I was diagnosed with a heart murmur years ago and didn’t have any issues with it until last year during a routine physical when my doctor discovered a problem with my aortic valve. What form of...
  • 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...
  • 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....