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I'm Alive Today Because Strangers on the Subway Knew CPR

Michael Kiernan | Posted 06.04.2014 | Impact
Michael Kiernan

As the train left 125th St., I had collapsed on the floor, started foaming at the mouth and turned blue. A few seats away, Dr. Sonia Tolani, a cardiology fellow, quickly realized I had gone into sudden cardiac arrest.

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.

If She Steals Your Heart, Please Help Heal Her Heart

Dorian de Wind | Posted 05.20.2014 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

All these lovely children have one thing in common: They were or are in desperate need of delicate and risky open-heart surgery to correct life-threatening heart defects -- specialized treatment that is either scarce or nonexistent where they live.

Happy 100th, Norm

Mark I. Pinsky | Posted 04.06.2014 | Politics
Mark I. Pinsky

Off he drove to the local library, one of his favorite haunts, to drop off and pick up some books. Then he went home, swam laps in his pool -- and died. That's the way to go: alive mentally and physically until the last instant, still thinking about the future.

Statins, Static and the Status Quo: Is Anyone Getting the Signal?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 02.04.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

If it were truly clear exactly what criteria for statin use were best, there would be no controversy in the first place. There appear to be strengths and weaknesses to both sets of criteria, the old and the new.

The Statin Insanity

David H. Newman, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
David H. Newman, M.D.

We currently have a statin epidemic, with 25 percent of adults over the age of 45 taking the pills, a large majority of whom do not have heart disease and have not seen the numbers.

Success: Are We Measuring the Right Elements?

Courtney Jordan Baechler | Posted 07.22.2013 | Business
Courtney Jordan Baechler

We are constantly measuring the success of women by their salaries and their occupancy of c-suites compared to men. But is that all there is for women? For any of us?

Is Fasting Good For Your Heart? American Heart Month: Day 22 (Part 2)

Suzanne O'Malley | Posted 04.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Suzanne O'Malley

Eat fat and stay fit? Seriously? Yes, according to Dr. Alan Goldhamer who explored the idea of fasting as a medicine.

Nicholson Crying? Post-Heart Attack Depression -- Heart Month: Day 19

Suzanne O'Malley | Posted 04.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Suzanne O'Malley

Actor Jack Nicholson realistically acted the post-heart attack depression that 50 percent of survivors experience following a heart attack. His character experiences an unusual (for him) emotional moment in Nancy Meyer's 2003 comedy "Something's Gotta Give" with Diane Keaton.

Watch: Man Survived 96 Minutes Without A Heartbeat

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.24.2011 | Home

In January, 54 year-old Howard Snitzer suffered a heart attack outside of a grocery store in Goodhue, Minn. Luckily, two first responders were across ...

WATCH: This Man Survived After 96 Minutes With No Pulse

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 07.17.2011 | Home

In January, 54 year-old Howard Snitzer suffered a heart attack outside of a grocery store in Goodhue, Minn. Luckily, two first responders were across ...

S.J. Perelman, Humorist, Cardiology a Specialty

Stephen J. Gertz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Stephen J. Gertz

So, you wake up at 12:20 AM in a sweat, dizzy, pressure in your chest. You've been here before, twenty-one years ago, when you were thirty-eight: you ...

PLAY > SKIP: New Music for Nov. 2

Shawn Amos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Shawn Amos

This week Elvis Costello pretends to be American, N.E.R.D. plays with the beat, Neil Diamond picks apart other people's songs, and Black Dub is quite possibly the coolest band you've never heard. Until now.

Fast Food Restaurants Contemplating Offering Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs With Meals

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

A recent editorial proposes that fast food restaurants consider giving out a cholesterol-lowering statin drug with each meal, just as they give away little packets of ketchup. Surely, this must be a joke, right?

Help Us Keep Hearts Healthy This Valentine's Day

Andrew Van Tosh | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Andrew Van Tosh

An arbitrary rule put into effect by the federal Center for Medicare threatens the progress we have made on heart health by slashing reimbursement for cardiology office visits and imaging by as much as 35%.

What Health Reform Can Learn From Cleveland Clinic

newsweek.com | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

A century after Henry Ford began building cars on an assembly line, Cleveland Clinic has brought that technique to medicine, updated to reflect the la...

Doctor of the Heart: A Book Review

Arthur Rosenfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Arthur Rosenfeld

It's not every day that a novelist gets to review his own father's memoir. The publication of Doctor of the Heart is perfectly timed amidst dissecting scrutiny of our national healthcare system.

Heart Attack Rates Fall 17% After Smoking Bans Enacted: Analyses

USA Today | Liz Szabo | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Two separate analyses released Monday each found that heart attack rates fall 17% within a year after smoking bans take effect. One analysis, which in...