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Atherosclerosis

Matters of the Heart: Whither the Type A Personality?

Wray Herbert | Posted 11.13.2013 | Science
Wray Herbert

The relationship between psychology and heart disease is far more complex than Type A theory proposed. But in another sense, that short-fused workaholic guy was the originator of today's more sophisticated view.

New Understanding Of Atherosclerosis Could Change The Way We Treat Heart Disease

Posted 08.12.2013 | Healthy Living

Atherosclerosis -- the build-up of plaque in arteries, raising the risk for heart disease -- may not form the way we previously thought, according to ...

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. ...

Unscrambling Egg Science

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 10.21.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The study most recently in the headlines -- just published in the journal Atherosclerosis -- suggests not only that egg ingestion increases the risk of heart disease, but also that the association is as strong as that for cigarettes. I don't believe either is true.

Atherosclerotic Heart Disease A Contributing Factor In Whitney Houston's Death: What Is It?

The Huffington Post | Amanda L. Chan | Posted 03.23.2012 | Healthy Living

A coroner's report released today shows that Whitney Houston's official cause of death is accidental drowning, with cocaine use and heart disease list...

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.

Specialized Immune Cells Fight Hardening Arteries

| Posted 01.11.2012 | Healthy Living

By Katherine Harmon (Click here for the original article) Immune cells do more than just fend off infections. When cholesterol starts building up ...

Atherosclerosis Can Also Affect The Young And Healthy, Study Shows

The Huffington Post | Amanda Chan | Posted 12.25.2011 | Healthy Living

Think being young, healthy and without a family history of heart disease means your heart is in good shape? You may want to think again. A small...

Catherine Pearson

More Good News For Moderate Drinkers?

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 11.09.2011 | Healthy Living

When it comes to heart health, 14 drinks is 14 drinks is 14 drinks, right? Not necessarily, according to a new study that suggests the way people s...

Endurance Running and Heart Damage: Making the Case for Moderation Not Marathons

Jill S. Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jill S. Brown

If you were a compulsive marathoner, would you change your behavior if you knew too much training could put you at risk for heart problems?

Study: Living Near Freeways Sharply Increases Health Risks

latimes.com | Margot Roosevelt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Los Angeles residents living near freeways experience a hardening of the arteries that leads to heart disease and strokes at twice the rate of those w...

Wow! A Drug That Will Let Me Have Sex Once More a Month? Sign Me Up!

Doug Bremner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Doug Bremner

The authors of the study imply that menopause is linked to a decline in libido for women, and that they need to take a drug to correct that. But I'm not aware of any literature supporting this.