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Weight Loss: A Little Could Do a Lot
For overweight patients, attempting to shed those extra pounds can be daunting. But even dropping a few can have profound health benefits, new evidence suggests.
Depressed? Here's Another Reason to Work Out
The idea that exercise could help depressed patients isn't a new one. But what could be a new idea is that it could also help their hearts.
What Statins Could Do for Bypass Patients
If you're currently taking statins to lower your cholesterol and are also preparing for bypass surgery, you may be in luck.
How We Eat: The Salty Truth
Are you eating too much salt? According to new evidence, it's very likely. {C}
How Viagra Could Help Prevent Type 2 Diabetes
The little blue pill might have found another use outside the bedroom.
What Surgical Patients Need to Know About Statins
Despite recent recommendations from heart health experts, many patients may still be discontinuing their cholesterol medications before non-cardiac surgery.
Southern Diet, You’re Giving Me a Heart Attack
Your mouth may like fried chicken and gravy, buttered rolls and sweet tea, but what about your heart?
Why Some PAD Patients Should Take a Walk
Got peripheral artery disease (PAD)? A simple, at-home activity may help you get your mobility back.
How Keeping Your Hips Strong Might Ease Leg Pain
The narrowing of arteries in the limbs — a common circulatory problem called peripheral artery disease — can often cause leg pain, but strengthening your hip muscles may bring relief.
Diabetes May Affect Young and Old Differently
Diabetes affects millions in the US. But new research suggests that it may affect patients in different ways.