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Heart Disease

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  • 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...
  • Low-carb diets may beat low-fat options for weight loss, heart health

    Low-carb diets may beat low-fat options for weight loss, heart health
    A low-carbohydrate diet is better for losing weight and may also be better for lowering the risk of heart disease than a low-fat diet, according to a new study. While low-carb diets have outperformed other diets when it comes to weight loss, some...
  • Controversial high-protein diet author tackling sugar next

    Controversial high-protein diet author tackling sugar next
    He went to Harvard and Stanford universities to become a scientist, but then Gary Taubes discovered investigative journalism. He had a bachelor's degree in physics and was working on a master's degree in aerospace engineering at Stanford when he chose a...
  • Bad news for egg lovers: Heart disease study spoils our breakfast

    Bad news for egg lovers: Heart disease study spoils our breakfast
    Fans of eggs -- scrambled, soft boiled or steaming in your breakfast burrito -- must now contend with a new report saying that the lecithin in this frequently vilified food raises the risk of heart disease due to its effect on intestinal bacteria. And...
  • For black women, weight maintenance may be the best goal

    For black women, weight maintenance may be the best goal
    News flash: Some overweight and obese women work harder to get healthy when they're not ordered to lose weight, but told their current body shape is fine and that maintaining it is an acceptable goal. The women on whom this approach has most recently...
  • Tea's health benefits exist, but many claims remain cloudy

    Tea's health benefits exist, but many claims remain cloudy
    When I was growing up, tea was something I was given by my mother and grandmother as a cure for colds. "Drink some hot tea, and you will feel better. I guarantee it." My choices were pretty simple, Tetley or Lipton. Today, food stores stock scores of...
  • Coffee: Good for us? Or bad for us? Two new studies disagree

    Coffee: Good for us? Or bad for us? Two new studies disagree
    Drinking lots of coffee is good for you!! Drinking lots of coffee will kill you!! These are the competing headlines pinging around the media universe Monday, causing whiplash among those of us who rely on a cup (or more) of the black stuff to fuel our...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Seeds of life: chia, flax, hemp and pumpkin

    Seeds of life: chia, flax, hemp and pumpkin
    Seeds are a crucial food source for birds, squirrels, livestock and other animals, especially during winter. For humans, edible seeds provide a delicious, nutrient-packed punch to meals and snacks, and are the source of most of our cooking oils, as well...