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The Status Of Statins: Many More People Could Benefit From Anti-Cholesterol Drugs

Mount Sinai Health System | Posted 02.16.2017 | Healthy Living
Mount Sinai Health System

Roxana Mehran, MD, Professor of Medicine, Director of Interventional Cardiovascular Research and Clinical Trials, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Si...

As Burden Of Cardiovascular Disease Grows, Research Is Our Best Defense

Nancy Brown | Posted 02.15.2017 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

At 34, Shane Mandel was a military veteran, avid cyclist and father of three. When he felt his chest tighten, he figured it was a bad case of heartbur...

This Is What Real Heart Doctors Do Every Day to Stay Healthy | Posted 02.17.2017 | Healthy Living

By Lauren Oster You know the basics of living a heart-healthy life: Don’t smoke, stay slim, eat well, get your exercise. But what does that look lik...

Skipping Breakfast Could Increase Your Risk Of Heart Disease

Reuters | Anna Almendrala | Posted 02.01.2017 | Healthy Living

(Reuters Health) - Planning meals and snacks in advance and eating breakfast every day may help lower the risk of cardiovascular disease, new guidelin...

This Scientist Thinks Cannabis Could Be A Wonder Drug For Treating MS

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 01.23.2017 | Healthy Living

For the more than 400,000 Americans suffering from multiple sclerosis ― an autoimmune disease that affects the brain and spinal cord ― the current...

This Lung Disorder Tends To Be Misdiagnosed In Many Adults

Reuters | Anna Almendrala | Posted 01.18.2017 | Healthy Living

(Reuters Health) ― As many as one in three adults diagnosed with asthma may not actually have the chronic lung disorder, a Canadian study suggests. ...

A Woman's Blood Pressure Pre-Pregnancy May Predict Her Baby's Sex

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 01.12.2017 | Parents

If the internet and old wives’ tales are to be believed, there are endless ways to predict the sex of your baby prior to the 20-week ultrasound. Are...

Anthony Anderson Opens Up About Getting Serious About His Health

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 01.04.2017 | Black Voices

Anthony Anderson wants to encourage more people to take action and live a healthier lifestyle. In the January/February issue of WebMD’s digital maga...

Children Of Obese Parents May Be Slower To Develop

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 01.04.2017 | Healthy Living

One in five pregnant women is overweight or obese, a growing public health issue that’s particularly troubling in light of recent findings linking p...

6 Foods To Eat When You're Stressed AF

The Huffington Post | Allison Fox | Posted 12.28.2016 | Healthy Living

Stress is brought on by a number of circumstances, from work deadlines to major life events. And when we’re overwhelmed, it can be very easy to cope...

Alan Thicke's Death: How Do Heart Attacks Kill So Fast?

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.19.2016 | Healthy Living

Actor Alan Thicke died after a heart attack on Tuesday, TMZ reported. But why do some people survive heart attacks, while others don’t? Heart attack...

Hard Truths About Stress To Help You Improve The Quality Of Your Life

Vicky Law | Posted 11.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Vicky Law

To combat stress, it is important to know what you're up against. That is when you will be able to take proper action.

Nearly Twice As Many People Have High Blood Pressure Today Than 40 Years Ago

Reuters | Anna Almendrala | Posted 11.16.2016 | Healthy Living

LONDON (Reuters) - The number of people with high blood pressure has almost doubled in 40 years to over 1.1 billion worldwide, scientists said on Wedn...

Are You Getting Older - Or Are You Getting Sleep Apnea?

Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine | Posted 11.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine

By Brandon R. Peters, MD As my 81-year-old grandma likes to remind me on occasion, "It's hell to get old." More than a nuisance, the cumulative dec...

The Woman Who Should've Been Fully Aware Of Her Heart-Health Risk ... But Had To Be Scared Straight

Nancy Brown | Posted 10.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

During American Heart Month, I had the pleasure of hosting a group of amazing women at the Red Dress Awards luncheon. Knowing that each of these peopl...

A Doctor's Advice On How You Can Take Fewer Medications

Steve Chapple | Posted 10.09.2016 | Fifty
Steve Chapple

Clayton, 43, launched Club RX, a doctor-directed fitness program that includes a gym, on-site nutrition, a manual -- "The Clayton MD Total Health Program" -- and even a tasty 90-day meal planner. He is the only doctor on site and will work with patients to get off certain medications.

Nourishing Foods For A Healthy Heart

Mascha Davis MPH, RDN | Posted 09.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Mascha Davis MPH, RDN

Here's how you can incorporate more of these essential nutrients into your diet:

When Your Blood Pressure Reaches 180/100

Al DeLuise | Posted 06.12.2016 | Fifty
Al DeLuise

I have never been in the best of shape. Of course, when I was younger, I had a lot more muscle. Over time, I traded some of course, when I was younger, I had a lot more muscle. Over time, I traded some of that muscle for fat. With my weight gain came a variety of health issues.

Low-Salt Diet Assaulted

Craig Bowron | Posted 05.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Craig Bowron

From a public health perspective, salt shakers have been branded the equivalent of an ash tray, an instrument of ill health. Achtung baby. But a large study published recently in The Lancet, a major British medical journal, is shaking things up.

Most Strokes Are Preventable

SreyRam Kuy, MD | Posted 05.31.2016 | Healthy Living
SreyRam Kuy, MD

Remember, strokes are preventable. Be informed. Knowledge is power. Make a commitment to be empowered in your health!

Women With Chronic Kidney Disease Face Unique Challenges

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 11.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

Women are more likely than men to get kidney disease. But while already living with this potentially debilitating illness, women face additional physiological challenges related to their sex.

Sodium: The Sneaky Source of a Silent Killer

Nancy Brown | Posted 05.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

You've heard it for years: Cut down on sodium. The more salt in your diet, the more problems for your body. The science behind this could fill a libr...

Disease as a Blessing

Dr. Ichak Kalderon Adizes | Posted 05.10.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Ichak Kalderon Adizes

Was this the end of my life or the beginning of my life? If I had continued my previous lifestyle, life would have passed me by and I would have died in some hotel or on a plane. I would not have lived much longer. Now I have a chance.

Know Your BP Numbers? World Hypertension Day Is Perfect Time To Learn

Nancy Brown | Posted 04.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

In March 2014, Mark Niebylski took over as CEO of the World Hypertension League, a group that works with organizations all over the globe to help peop...

Need Healthy Diet Advice? Don't Rely on Your Doctor

Lorie Eber | Posted 04.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Lorie Eber

My anecdotal experience in coaching overweight clients confirms the reluctance of treating physicians to inform them that carrying extra pounds is a health hazard. Most report that their doctor didn't even mention their weight.