Tag: heart disease

Prescribed, Pure Omega-3 Fish Oil Lowers Heart...

A new, large clinical trial may be the first step in preventing heart attacks and strokes in some high-risk patients...

October 1, 2018

Heart of the Matter: Advances in Aortic...

The importance of the aortic valve, one of four valves that regulate blood flow through the heart, cannot be overstated....

September 27, 2018

Controlling Sodium: Ease Up on ‘Passing the...

Sodium is a mineral that’s key for maintaining a normal balance of fluid in the body. It is also found...

September 25, 2018

Role of the EKG: From Doctor’s Office...

There are various tests to diagnose heart disease, with the “EKG” often serving as a springboard to other options.  An...

September 18, 2018

Roundup: Daily Aspirin Debate, STDs Skyrocket and...

Aspirin Therapy Questionable for Those Not at Risk for Heart Disease, Stroke Aspirin therapy — which refers to taking a...

August 31, 2018

Heart Health: Calcium Scoring Test Detects Heart...

Eating healthy, exercising and not smoking are lifestyle factors long associated with preventing heart disease. Newer evidence, like the recent...

July 26, 2018

Hardening of the Arteries: Sudden Death of...

Atherosclerosis — more commonly known as ‘hardening of the arteries’ — is a slow, progressive disease that can start in...

July 24, 2018

Roundup: Supplements Don’t Help Heart, Babies &...

Another study indicates that a wide range of vitamin and mineral supplements bought by millions of Americans do not help...

July 13, 2018

Roundup: Not Enough Exercise, Heart Disease Risk,...

Only 23% of U.S. Adults Get Enough Exercise, Reports CDC Nearly a quarter of U.S. adults meet the broadly accepted...

June 29, 2018

Roundup: New EKG Guidelines, Common Meds’ Depression...

Electrocardiograms Not Recommended for Low-Risk Patients, New Guidelines Say An electrocardiogram — commonly known as an EKG or ECG —...

June 15, 2018

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In combination with the freshness of fruits and vegetables, this tropical, Caribbean-inspired salad will help you maintain a heart-healthy diet and may lower your risk...

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