Health News

The Chocolate Curse Has Lifted!
Just when you thought a healthy lifestyle meant eating nuts, fruits, and vegetables, medical manna has come straight down from heaven. Move over veggies, Momma needs her chocolate!
Importance of Taking Heart Medication
Heart disease patients usually take certain drugs to lower their cholesterol. Researchers found that patients treated for heart disease with surgery were less likely to stay on their cholesterol-lowering drugs, than those patients who were treated only with drugs.
A New Way to Lower Cholesterol?
Having too much cholesterol in your blood can raise your risk for some serious health problems. There are drugs for high cholesterol, but they can have lots of side effects. Now, researchers may have found a way to treat high cholesterol without as many side effects.
Pine Tree Bark is as Big as its Bite
As many as 35 million adults in the U.S. may suffer with metabolic syndrome-- a group of risk factors including high blood pressure, obesity and high blood glucose levels.
Their Hearts Will Go On
Mammalian newborn hearts can heal themselves completely, according to new research from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.
Fast-Food Nation
Fast food -- which is tremendously high in fat and salt content -- remains a favorite food for a number of patients who have had a heart attack.
Tracking Triglycerides
Stroke risk in men and women increases with higher levels of non-fasting triglycerides (a type of blood fat), according to new research.
Burden of Obesity Gets Heftier
Obesity has been shown to contribute to fatal coronary artery disease, regardless of other risk factors such as high blood pressure or high cholesterol.
Rehab for Hearts
Automatic referral to cardiac rehabilitation following a discussion between clinician and patient is linked to better use of this life-saving therapy.
Sodium Slayers Face Less Stroke Risk
High salt intake, regardless of a diagnosis of hypertension , has been shown to increase risk of ischemic (blood clot) stroke, according to a new study.