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Coronary Heart Disease

Bad News For People Who Think Alcohol Is 'Healthy'

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 11.18.2014 | Healthy Living

Red wine is heart-healthy. All things (including alcohol) in moderation. We’ve all seen these headlines, pithily summing up research on why a mo...

Anna Almendrala

What We Can Really Learn From That Low-Fat vs. Low-Carb Diet Study

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 09.05.2014 | Healthy Living

A new study comparing low-carbohydrate diets to low-fat diets is making waves with the finding that cutting down on carbs not only results in more dra...

Is Alcohol in Moderation Really Good for Your Heart?

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 09.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

If you enjoy your daily glass of wine I wouldn't worry about the contradictory findings. On the other hand, if anyone ever suggested you start drinking alcohol for your health I'd say that advice isn't yet established.

Can Fat Baboons Help Us Understand the 'Obesity Paradox'?

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 08.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Ritterman, MD

Does our present high-sugar diet do to us what the "garbage dump diet" did to the baboons? Weight gain, pre-diabetes and alarming cholesterol elevations are all results of our diet too. Like the baboons, we humans will certainly respond to dietary insults in a variety of ways.

My Dad As the World

Halle Eavelyn | Posted 06.10.2014 | Fifty
Halle Eavelyn

I'm not a doctor. I'm just a writer who gets to travel. I've seen a lot of the world and I hope to see much more. But if I had to diagnose the planet, I would say it's about one order of smothered chili cheese fries topped with crispy bacon away from needing a quintuple bypass.

Guess How Much A Soda Tax Would Save This State In Medical Costs?

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

A proposed tax on sugary drinks in California could save hundreds of millions of dollars in medical costs and reduce new cases of diabetes by tens of ...

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. ...

Job Burnout Is a Risk for Heart Disease

Dike Drummond, M.D. | Posted 07.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Dike Drummond, M.D.

A research paper published in the journal Psychosomatic Medicine in 2012 is showing a solid link between job burnout and the risk of coronary heart di...

Are You a Cardiac Time Bomb? A Simple Heart Scan Can Tell

Arthur Agatston, M.D. | Posted 04.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Arthur Agatston, M.D.

February is American Heart Month -- a time for all of us to refocus on preventing cardiovascular disease. So, here's a pop quiz. Who is more likely to die from a heart attack or other cardiovascular-related event?

Why ED Could Be A Sign Of Something Deadly

The Huffington Post | Anthonia Akitunde | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty

Concerns around erectile dysfunction typically focus on a man's inability to have sex. As serious a problem as this is, studies point to a more devast...

Heart Disease Declining Slightly In The U.S., New Data Shows

The Huffington Post | Amanda Chan | Posted 12.15.2011 | Healthy Living

Coronary heart disease is, on a whole, decreasing in the United States, though some states individually have seen increases of the disease, according ...

Being Mindful Of A Happy Heart

Srinivasan Pillay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Srinivasan Pillay

A recent study from Columbia University examined whether good heart health over a 10 year period relies on feeling good.

Reversing Heart Disease: Could A Plant-Based Diet Be The Secret?

Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., MD

We can't be proud of an interventional and drug therapy, which results in death, inordinate expense, disease progression, and doesn't halt the food-borne epidemic of coronary artery disease.

We Don't Believe Alcohol's Good For You!

Stanton Peele | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stanton Peele

As soon as epidemiologists started following drinkers and abstainers, they found that drinkers had less heart disease and as a result lived longer.