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Heart Disease

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • EatingWell: 7 ways to eat more vegetables

    Research suggests that eating plenty of vegetables may help you lower your risk for heart disease and get more fiber, nutrients and antioxidants in your diet. If you're finding it difficult to get your daily servings of vegetables, try these tips to...
  • Too much sitting linked to heart attack and stroke

    Here's news you shouldn't take sitting down: The more time you spend sitting each day, the greater your risk of heart disease. A new study suggests that people who sit for 10 or more hours a day are more likely to have a heart attack or stroke than...
  • A dog could be your heart's best friend

    Harvard Health Blog My twice-daily walks with my border collie, Clair DeNoon, are the highlights of my day. A new report from the American Heart Association will put an extra spring in my steps on these walks. It turns out that having a canine...
  • 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:...
  • 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...
  • Self-care steps can keep your heart healthy during the holidays

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Is it true that heart attacks are more common around the holidays? If so, why is that? What can people do to lower their risk? ANSWER: Heart attacks, along with heart problems in general, are more common around the holidays. Various...
  • 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...
  • Life expectancy gap growing between rich/poor world women: WHO

    Life expectancy gap growing between rich/poor world women: WHO
    GENEVA (Reuters) - Life expectancy for women at 50 has improved, but the gap between poor and rich countries is growing and could worsen without better detection and treatment of cardiovascular disease and cancers, the World Health Organization (WHO) said...