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Cardiovascular Disease

Inflammatory Claims About Inflammation

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.29.2015 | Science
Jeff Schweitzer

We all appreciate the elegance of simple solutions to complex problems. But we know too that simplicity can often masquerade as truth, hiding a more nuanced reality. Such is the case with inflammation, where pseudoscience, exaggerated claims, false promises, and dangerous oversimplification have dominated for too long.

Meet The Man Whose Tablet Invention Could Save Millions Of Lives In Rural Africa

Mic | Natasha Noman | Posted 04.21.2015 | Black Voices

While HIV/AIDS is generally known to be the biggest killer in Africa, you might be surprised to learn cardiovascular disease (CVD) is second on that l...

African-Americans Receive Heart Transplants at Hospitals With Poor Performance Track Records

Jalees Rehman, M.D. | Posted 04.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Jalees Rehman, M.D.

So how do patients decide where to have their heart transplants performed? And wouldn't a person who needs a heart transplant choose to go to a top center? Quality is obviously a major factor. But there is another big consideration in deciding where to get a transplant: accessibility.

Finnish study: Saunas protect against fatal coronary problems

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 04.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Alaska Dispatch News

Finnish researchers have a health tip for middle-aged men: To stay alive, spend more time in the sauna. A 20-year study led by scientists from the ...

How Middle-Aged Men Can Dramatically Reduce Their Cancer Risk

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 03.30.2015 | Fifty

For middle-aged men, exercise may do a lot more than just help them get a nice physique. Indeed, a new study says a high level of cardiovascular fitne...

Attention iPhone Users: Make Sure Your Heart Counts

Nancy Brown | Posted 05.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

You probably heard last week's news about Apple launching a watch, a cool way for iPhone users to access their device from their wrist. That news overshadowed something else the company launched the same day, something I think is even cooler because it could save and improve lives.

Engineering a Better Heart

Dr. Cynthia Thaik | Posted 05.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cynthia Thaik

Last week, my post started a conversation between myself and Dr. Adam Feinberg. In this week's post, our conversation continues, and we'll outline some of the exciting developments that are on the horizon for heart treatment.

The Keys to Heart Health: Diet, Exercise and Technology

Gary Shapiro | Posted 04.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Gary Shapiro

The consumer electronics industry has made it easier for you to watch your favorite movies, drive your car and communicate with friends across the wor...

The Latin Way

American Heart Association | Posted 04.05.2015 | Latino Voices
American Heart Association

If we want to have a chance to improve cardiovascular outcomes in the Latino community, we have to center our efforts on the heads of the families, Latinas. That being said, it is also important to understand that they will take care of everyone around them before attending to their own needs. For the benefit of our community, that has to change.

How Saving a Child's Heart Is Crossing Boundaries In the Middle East

Jessica Katz | Posted 04.05.2015 | Impact
Jessica Katz

"I love you too" I told her, as I hugged her back. We both meant those words, even though we didn't know each other's names. She had a large scar that ran across her chest, poking out from her blue tribal print dress.

Fixing 'Leaky' Blood Vessels to Combat Severe Respiratory Ailments and, Perhaps, Ebola

Jalees Rehman, M.D. | Posted 03.22.2015 | Science
Jalees Rehman, M.D.

New therapies to fix the leakiness of blood vessels in patients suffering from life-threatening illnesses, such as acute respiratory distress syndrome and Ebola virus infections, have the potential to save many lives.

A Young Global Leader at Johns Hopkins

Jim Luce | Posted 03.21.2015 | Good News
Jim Luce

Seal-Bin Han, 19, is an inventor, entrepreneur and philanthropic Korean-American who will receive our foundation's coveted 2014 Luce Leadership Award ...

Personalized Medicine Takes on the MTHFR Gene

Bianca Garilli, N.D. | Posted 02.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Bianca Garilli, N.D.

As the scientific community continues to learn more about individual genes and how and what they code for, it gives rise to increased personalized medical recommendations to support an individual's genetic makeup.

Yagana Shah

Suffering From Erectile Dysfunction? Here's Why You Should Consider A Mediterranean Diet

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 12.06.2014 | Fifty

Suffering from erectile dysfunction? Then you may want to consider a Mediterranean diet for help with heart health. It's estimated that as many as ...

Kidney Stones: Are They Part of a Team?

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 02.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

Many of us think of kidney stone disease as affecting only one organ and requiring a single treatment, but recent studies suggest that kidney stone disease is a complex disease which affects multiple organs and systems in the body.

Stop Exercising, Doctor's Orders!

Michael Finkelstein, MD | Posted 12.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Finkelstein, MD

So stop exercising, and pick up a shovel to get your garden ready for next year. Hike with friends up the mountain. Dance by the seaside, and let the sound of the waves stir your heart. Soak up the clean, refreshing air, and deepen your appreciation for the gifts of the natural world.

What's So Bad About Too Much Salt?

Mount Sinai Health System | Posted 11.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Mount Sinai Health System

Researchers, who analyzed data from 187 countries, reported that more than 1.6 million cardiovascular-related deaths per year can be attributed to sodium consumption above 2 grams per day. Almost no country or region is immune. Salt is fueling the global hypertension epidemic.

The Pros And Cons Of The Paleo Diet

John Berardi, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2014 | Healthy Living
John Berardi, Ph.D.

The concept is this: Humans evolved on a diet very different from today's eating habits. Therefore, the Paleo proponents argue, to be healthier, leaner, stronger and fitter, we must re-think our diet and remove some of the food groups we consider basic.

Lifestyle Medicine: Have Hammer, See Nails, Seeking Spoon

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 10.27.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Famously, when you have a hammer, you tend to see nails everywhere you look. As president of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, then, perhaps it's no surprise that I see opportunity to apply this remedy everywhere I look. Lifestyle medicine is my hammer.

CVGPS: Plotting the Best Route to Health for Each, Every Person

Nancy Brown | Posted 10.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

Back in 1948, in the early days of cardiovascular research, a fascinating new project began featuring 5,209 residents of Framingham, Massachusetts. T...

Heart Attack Treatment: Timing Is Everything

Mount Sinai Health System | Posted 10.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Mount Sinai Health System

When it comes to treatment for heart attack, minutes matter. Cardiologists have a saying, "Time is myocardium." Simply put, the faster you receive treatment, the more your heart muscle (myocardium) can be preserved and the less damaged your heart will be.

Famous Mummy Gives Scientists Another Big Surprise

LiveScience | Tia Ghose | Posted 07.31.2014 | Science

Ötzi the Iceman, a well-preserved mummy discovered in the Alps, may have had a genetic predisposition to heart disease, new research suggests. The ...

Why We Can't Ignore Heart Disease in Hispanics

American Heart Association | Posted 09.16.2014 | Latino Voices
American Heart Association

For many Hispanics, family is paramount. Yet heart disease and stroke, this nation's number one and number four killers, are stealing our abuelitos and abuelitas at an unacceptable rate.

AHA at 90: How Far We've Come, How Much Work Remains

Nancy Brown | Posted 08.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

Back then, heart disease was a death sentence. About the only treatment a doctor could offer was bed rest. The medical field couldn't stop, or even slow, the suffering, much less prevent it

Scientists Are Only Human, But Statins Error Shows Perils of Bias

Jalees Rehman, M.D. | Posted 07.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Jalees Rehman, M.D.

The recent retraction of an academic claim in a leading journal about the incidence of side effects from cholesterol-lowering drugs has sparked anger in the medical community and potentially undermined public and patient trust.