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Arc of Progress Fighting Heart Disease Evident in This Family

Nancy Brown | Posted 12.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

Bernie Dennis Sr. always wanted a grandson. While he dearly loved his three granddaughters, there was just something about the idea of a little boy sh...

The More We Invest in Medical Research Now, the More Lives We Save, Improve for Generations

Nancy Brown | Posted 11.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

Federal funding for medical research is trending down -- way down. And this is happening at a time when technology and innovation are trending up, which means we could be missing out on so many lifesaving and life-changing advancements.

Angioplasty Costs Higher At Non-Surgery Hospitals

Reuters | Posted 01.05.2013 | Healthy Living

By Deena Beasley and Bill Berkrot LOS ANGELES, Nov 4 (Reuters) - Angioplasty to clear blocked arteries costs more at hospitals not equ...

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).

Offering Thanks: Reflections On 25 Years Of A Gift of Life

Rabbi Avi Weiss | Posted 02.29.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Avi Weiss

All at once I felt what seemed like a Mack truck on my chest. The pain was excruciating. I couldn't breathe. I could hardly move. I couldn't comprehend what was happening. Until then I had felt invincible.

An Invitation for Bill Clinton to Attend the McDougall Program

John McDougall, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John McDougall, M.D.

Dear WIliam Clinton: With all their good intentions, and the use of sophisticated, expensive technologies, your doctors are allowing your heart disease to progress as if it were a runaway train destined for a wreck.

Help Us Keep Hearts Healthy This Valentine's Day

Andrew Van Tosh | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Andrew Van Tosh

An arbitrary rule put into effect by the federal Center for Medicare threatens the progress we have made on heart health by slashing reimbursement for cardiology office visits and imaging by as much as 35%.

Top 10 Medical Events Of The Decade

Dr. Dean Ornish | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Dean Ornish

In writing about the top 10 medical events of the decade, I first began writing about the latest high-tech breakthroughs in genomics, stem cell research, angiogenesis, and so on.

How To Save Billions in Health Costs Starting Now

Dr. Jon LaPook | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jon LaPook

President Obama has stressed the importance of "bending the cost curve." The fastest way to do this is shockingly simple: carefully explain to patients the known risks and benefits of procedures.

Exercise Beats Angioplasty For Some Heart Patients

AP | MARIA CHENG | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

BARCELONA, Spain — Working up a sweat may be even better than angioplasty for some heart patients, experts say. Studies have shown heart patients...