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Cell Phone Use During Pregnancy May Harm Offspring, Yale Study Says

Suzanne O'Malley | Posted 05.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Suzanne O'Malley

Exposure to radiation from cell phones during pregnancy may affect the developing brain of offspring, possibly leading to hyperactivity, according to ...

The Happy Birthday Bypass: Final Heart Month Blog -- Day 29

Suzanne O'Malley | Posted 04.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Suzanne O'Malley

In between the first and last of 29 days of blogging on heart attacks, someone I knew and loved had gone from being unable to participate in a heart study to narrowly missing the "widow maker." Heart disease is that stealthy.

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.

Cabernet, Petit Syrah & Pinot Noir Top Wines for Heart -- Day 26

Suzanne O'Malley | Posted 04.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Suzanne O'Malley

Cabernet Sauvignon, followed closely by Petit Syrah and Pinot Noir are the red wines which contain the highest concentration of flavonoids, according to researchers at the University of California at Davis.

Dancing with the Stars Feb. 25th: American Heart Month -- Day 25

Suzanne O'Malley | Posted 04.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Suzanne O'Malley

On February 25th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. thousands will be flash dancing for their health.

Door-to-Balloon Time Shorter With EMT Diagnosis: Heart Month -- Day 24

Suzanne O'Malley | Posted 04.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Suzanne O'Malley

Hospitals and Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) have been implementing strategies to decrease door-to-balloon (D2B) time. Not familiar with D2B? It's the term for the time it takes to get a heart attack victim to the hospital for a cardiac angioplasty procedure (heart cath).

Readers Inflamed: 'The Great Fat Debate' -- Heart Month Day 23

Suzanne O'Malley | Posted 04.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Suzanne O'Malley

The crux of the matter is that cardiovascular disease (CVD) is increasingly thought of as an inflammation rather than a traditional "disease." Your age, gender, personal risk factors, and what you eat make a difference in when, and if, you develop this type of inflammation.

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.

ABC's Diane Sawyer: Women's Heart Attacks Misunderstood, American Heart Month Day 22

Suzanne O'Malley | Posted 04.23.2012 | Health News
Suzanne O'Malley

ABC's World News Tonight anchor Diane Sawyer spotlights the misunderstood symptoms of women's heart attacks and how young women can be overlooked, featuring segments of the satiric video made by actress and director Elizabeth Banks.

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.

The Revolution Reunite for Bobby Z and Heart Month: Day 17

Suzanne O'Malley | Posted 04.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Suzanne O'Malley

On Sunday, Feb. 19, Bobby Z, aka Robert Rivkin, will celebrate the one-year anniversary of surviving his heart attack with a rare reunion performance to benefit the American Heart Association with the help of his former bandmates.

Don't Worry, Drink Coffee: American Heart Month, Day 15

Suzanne O'Malley | Posted 04.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Suzanne O'Malley

Despite 20 years of reassuring research, many people still avoid caffeinated coffee because they worry about its health effects. But research continues to confirm that -- in moderation -- a few cups a day is safe and even beneficial to heart health.

Day Nine: Women Most at Risk for Heart Disease Least Aware of Threat

Suzanne O'Malley | Posted 04.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Suzanne O'Malley

As a woman, I'd like to admit that a good deal of the time I know exactly what somebody else should do and insist they do it. I think it's called "do what I say, not what I do." To be fair, we believed for years that only men had heart attacks and women were safe.

Day Seven: Angry? Lonely? Tired? Ask Your Heart What it Knows

Suzanne O'Malley | Posted 04.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Suzanne O'Malley

Patriots fans, take good care of yourselves -- fans of losing teams in major sporting events have been known to experience higher risks of heart attacks for a couple weeks following an emotional championship game. Don't kill the messenger!

Day Six: Is Obesity an Infectious Disease?

Suzanne O'Malley | Posted 04.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Suzanne O'Malley

New findings suggest that obesity and liver disease can be caused by proteins that change microbe populations in the stomach, according to a study published in the February 2012 issue of the journal Nature.

Day Five: Super Bowl XLVI Guilt-Free Cauliflower Breadsticks and Pizza

Suzanne O'Malley | Posted 04.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Suzanne O'Malley

I hate to spoil the naughtiness of faux bread heaven for you, but cauliflower is low in fat and carbs, high in fiber and vitamin C.

Day Four: Super Bowl 2012 -- Giants? Patriots? Winner's Fans May Get Heart Attack Protection... Seriously

Suzanne O'Malley | Posted 04.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Suzanne O'Malley

What hasn't been emphasized in news reports is the curious reduction in heart attacks among fans of winning teams.

Day Three: Yale Heart Study Asks 'Why Do We Wait So Long?'

Suzanne O'Malley | Posted 04.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Suzanne O'Malley

Delaying treatment for beyond an hour can cause irreversible damage to the heart muscle, which is why Yale University researchers are using heart attack survivors to solve the problem of delayed care-seeking.

Day Two: Heart Matters -- To Sit or Not to Sit?

Suzanne O'Malley | Posted 04.03.2012 | Health News
Suzanne O'Malley

Finally, an issue in which Hamlet-like indecision may be a positive -- cardiac health and seemingly-contradictory studies on sitting down time.