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Coronary Heart Disease

Cholesterol Sweet Spot

Medical Discovery News | Posted 10.20.2016 | Science
Medical Discovery News

By Drs. David Niesel and Norbert Herzog Atherosclerosis, sometimes called hardening of the arteries, affects about 5 million people in the US. This ...

A $75 Million `Brave Idea' Aimed At Wiping Out Coronary Heart Disease

Nancy Brown | Posted 10.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

Last November, the American Heart Association issued a huge challenge, the biggest single offer in our 92-year history. We went looking for one perso...

How Your Work Shifts Affect Heart Health

Reuters | Anna Almendrala | Posted 04.28.2016 | Healthy Living

By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) - People who occasionally work night shifts may be at a slightly increased risk of heart disease, according to a ...

A 2-For-1 Deal? Mammograms Also Reveal Heart Disease Risk

Reuters | Anna Almendrala | Posted 03.25.2016 | Healthy Living

Reuters Health - Mammograms performed to check the health of the breasts could also give clues to the health of the heart, researchers say. That’s b...

AHA, Google Life Sciences Taking $50 Million New Approach to an Old Problem

Nancy Brown | Posted 11.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

The traditional approach to cardiovascular research is incremental -- taking small steps that can hopefully combine to make big strides. This effort is being compared to the original attempt at putting men on the moon. Even if we don't get all the way to a cure, think of how many lives we can save and improve by getting close and solving only some of the existing problems.

Spirits in Flight

Denise M. Wilbanks | Posted 08.26.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Denise M. Wilbanks

I've heard it said, That people come into our lives For a reason Bringing something we must learn. And we are led to those Who help us most to grow if...

5 Strategies To Help You Sleep Your Way To Success

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 08.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

If you're one of the millions of people who have a difficult time either falling asleep or staying asleep, try one of these strategies:

Spreading the Word, From One Heart to Another

Society for Women's Health Research | Posted 07.30.2016 | Healthy Living
Society for Women's Health Research

When plaque blocks more than 50 percent of an artery, it is considered obstructive coronary artery disease. Since a woman's risk of CAD increases with her age, it's crucial to understand the symptoms - and know that they may differ from symptoms shown in men.

Finnish study: Saunas protect against fatal coronary problems

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 06.07.2015 | 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 Un...

Bad News For People Who Think Alcohol Is 'Healthy'

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 11.18.2014 | Healthy Living

Red wine is heart-healthy. All things (including alcohol) in moderation. We’ve all seen these headlines, pithily summing up research on why a mo...

Anna Almendrala

What We Can Really Learn From That Low-Fat vs. Low-Carb Diet Study | Anna Almendrala | Posted 09.05.2014 | Healthy Living

A new study comparing low-carbohydrate diets to low-fat diets is making waves with the finding that cutting down on carbs not only results in more dra...

Is Alcohol in Moderation Really Good for Your Heart?

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 09.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

If you enjoy your daily glass of wine I wouldn't worry about the contradictory findings. On the other hand, if anyone ever suggested you start drinking alcohol for your health I'd say that advice isn't yet established.

Can Fat Baboons Help Us Understand the 'Obesity Paradox'?

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 08.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Ritterman, MD

Does our present high-sugar diet do to us what the "garbage dump diet" did to the baboons? Weight gain, pre-diabetes and alarming cholesterol elevations are all results of our diet too. Like the baboons, we humans will certainly respond to dietary insults in a variety of ways.

My Dad As the World

Halle Eavelyn | Posted 06.10.2014 | Fifty
Halle Eavelyn

I'm not a doctor. I'm just a writer who gets to travel. I've seen a lot of the world and I hope to see much more. But if I had to diagnose the planet, I would say it's about one order of smothered chili cheese fries topped with crispy bacon away from needing a quintuple bypass.

Guess How Much A Soda Tax Would Save This State In Medical Costs?

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

A proposed tax on sugary drinks in California could save hundreds of millions of dollars in medical costs and reduce new cases of diabetes by tens of ...

A Lifetime Of Obesity Could Hike Up This Heart Risk

Posted 07.17.2013 | Healthy Living

A lifetime spent being obese could be a predictor for coronary artery calcification, a major risk factor for heart disease, according to a new study. ...

Job Burnout Is a Risk for Heart Disease

Dike Drummond, M.D. | Posted 07.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Dike Drummond, M.D.

A research paper published in the journal Psychosomatic Medicine in 2012 is showing a solid link between job burnout and the risk of coronary heart di...

Are You a Cardiac Time Bomb? A Simple Heart Scan Can Tell

Arthur Agatston, M.D. | Posted 04.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Arthur Agatston, M.D.

February is American Heart Month -- a time for all of us to refocus on preventing cardiovascular disease. So, here's a pop quiz. Who is more likely to die from a heart attack or other cardiovascular-related event?

Why ED Could Be A Sign Of Something Deadly

The Huffington Post | Anthonia Akitunde | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty

Concerns around erectile dysfunction typically focus on a man's inability to have sex. As serious a problem as this is, studies point to a more devast...

Heart Disease Declining Slightly In The U.S., New Data Shows

The Huffington Post | Amanda Chan | Posted 12.15.2011 | Healthy Living

Coronary heart disease is, on a whole, decreasing in the United States, though some states individually have seen increases of the disease, according ...

Being Mindful Of A Happy Heart

Srinivasan Pillay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Srinivasan Pillay

A recent study from Columbia University examined whether good heart health over a 10 year period relies on feeling good.

Reversing Heart Disease: Could A Plant-Based Diet Be The Secret?

Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., MD

We can't be proud of an interventional and drug therapy, which results in death, inordinate expense, disease progression, and doesn't halt the food-borne epidemic of coronary artery disease.

We Don't Believe Alcohol's Good For You!

Stanton Peele | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stanton Peele

As soon as epidemiologists started following drinkers and abstainers, they found that drinkers had less heart disease and as a result lived longer.