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American College of Cardiology

RIP: The Executive Physical Exercise Test

Joel Kahn, M.D. | Posted 05.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Joel Kahn, M.D.

Traditions die slowly if at all. The executive physical offered by hospitals and larger medical practices incorporating an exercise test, alone or coupled with echo or nuclear heart imaging, has a long history of use.

What Causes Obesity? Top Cardiology Journal Spreads Confusion

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 07.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Ritterman, MD

There doesn't seem to be any way around the latest inconvenient truth. Sugar kills. We need to drastically decrease consumption.

Cholesterol Guidelines: Myth vs. Truth -- What You Need to Know

Nancy Brown | Posted 02.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

The new cholesterol guidelines represent a sea change in that they no longer recommend patients shoot for a target cholesterol level. Instead, they recommend options based on an individual's risk of a heart attack or stroke.

Can Bananas Save Your Life?

Anneli Rufus | Posted 06.23.2012 | Home
Anneli Rufus

A new study suggests that eating three bananas a day could cut your risk of having a stroke by 21 percent.

Endurance Running and Heart Damage: Making the Case for Moderation Not Marathons

Jill S. Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jill S. Brown

If you were a compulsive marathoner, would you change your behavior if you knew too much training could put you at risk for heart problems?

Hospital Heart Attack Response Getting Faster, Study Says

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

WASHINGTON — Hospitals are giving faster care to lots more heart attack patients, a speed-up sure to be saving lives. More than three-quarters ...