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Heart Disease

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  • FDA approves an antidepressant for hot flashes

    Is it hot in here, or am I just depressed? For many menopausal women, hot flashes are just depressing. And depression, which affects at least one in four women ages 40 to 59, can intensify the misery of hot flashes, as well. No surprise, then, that a...
  • The heart in pregnancy

    The heart in pregnancy
    Jamie Feld followed all the pre-pregnancy advice, had a checkup before conceiving and was told she was fit and healthy to carry her first baby. Throughout her pregnancy, the Northbrook resident kept up with all prenatal appointments, and all seemed well...
  • Hattie Harrison, longest-serving Md. delegate

    Hattie Harrison, longest-serving Md. delegate
    Hattie Harrison, the matriarch of East Baltimore politics who often greeted colleagues as "Baby" and was known for her signature curled hair and Southern cooking, will be remembered at a funeral at noon Feb. 9. Mrs. Harrison died of heart disease...
  • Social control on black Baltimoreans must be made more transparent

    I applaud the Maryland Court of Appeals' ruling that state police must give the NAACP access to internal affairs files on racial profiling complaints ("State police must turn over racial profiling complaints to the NAACP," Jan. 24). These cases...
  • Eating your way to heart health

    Eating your way to heart health
    Famed heart surgeon Caldwell Esselstyn Jr. has long rallied against the overuse of stents, cholesterol drugs and other conventional heart disease treatments. His solution? A diet rich in green, leafy vegetables. Doctors generally agree that a healthy diet...
  • Heart disease a woman's disease too

    Heart disease a woman's disease too
    Sarah Batts minded her diet. She exercised regularly. She made sure her waistline never exceeded 35 inches. She was, in her own estimation, a health nut, and she had reason to be. Both her father and an older sister, who at age 50 had stents placed in...
  • Committee searching for replacement for Del. Hattie Harrison

    The Baltimore City Democratic Central Committee is searching for a replacement for Del. Hattie Harrison, who was the longest-serving member of the House of Delegates.  Harrison died of heart disease complications Monday at the Johns Hopkins Hospital....
  • State says wear red. No, purple. No, both.

    On the face of it, the state of Maryland is flying in the face of Purple Friday. The Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation sent out a message on Twitter today urging Marylanders to wear red Friday to show their commitment to fighting heart...
  • Could going veg lower your risk of heart disease?

    Could going veg lower your risk of heart disease?
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Vegetarians are one-third less likely to be hospitalized or die from heart disease than meat and fish eaters, according to a new UK study. Earlier research has also suggested that non-meat eaters have fewer heart problems,...
  • Commentary: 'Superfruits' don't have superpowers

    Just like fashion, foods have trends, especially when it comes to the promotion of good health. This is strange because we usually think of food being just food, nothing too special. However, our society has recently been on a health watch, and foods...
  • Solving the state's health disparities

    Solving the state's health disparities
    Nearly 10,000 people in West Baltimore are diagnosed each year with new cases of diabetes, hypertension and other treatable, chronic health conditions — enough to fill 24 jumbo jets. These illnesses will kill many of them and complications will...