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Journal of Internal Medicine

O'Malley's Lips Sealed on Final Blog: Heart Month -- Day 28

Suzanne O'Malley | Posted 04.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Suzanne O'Malley

A microbe attacked the lining of my heart once. In the ER, I asked the cardiologist if I was going to die. He never answered, he just sent the living will people in.

Wacky Salt-to-Potassium Ratio Doubles Heart Disease Deaths: Heart Month -- Day 27

Suzanne O'Malley | Posted 04.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Suzanne O'Malley

A diet too high in salt and too low in potassium doubles the risk of death from heart disease, according to a Center for Disease Control study led by researcher Elena V. Kuklina, M.D., Ph.D., a nutritional epidemiologist.