Tag: cardiology

Newsbriefs: Summer Salad; Trans Fats; Rosacea

Summer Salad Alert
Summer salads can make a tasty main meal or side dish, but be sure to thoroughly wash lettuce and other greens, even if they are packaged and pre-washed, to reduce your risk of the foodborne illness listeriosis. A study published in March 2017 in the Journal of Food

Newsbriefs: Trans Fats; Heart Attack Risk

New York Proves That Banning Trans Fats Reduces Heart Attacks.
You’ve heard that trans fats are harmful, and that you should ban this form of cholesterol from your diet. Now there’s solid proof this advice is good medicine. In 2007, some counties in New York state began restricting the use of

Another HDL-Raising Drug Fails the Test

High levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol help protect against heart disease, which is why it is called the “good” cholesterol. People with naturally high levels of HDL have fewer heart attacks and strokes than those with lower levels. Yet it is becoming all too clear that raising HDL with

How to Read Nutrition Facts: Food Label Tips

How to Read Nutrition Facts: Food Label Tips

Reading nutrition facts labels isn’t that difficult, and indeed the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is trying to make the information on those labels even clearer. Still, if you’re trying to make heart-healthy food purchases, it’s important to know what you’re looking for as you scan the backs of

Just for Women: Heart Attack Symptoms You Need to Know

Just for Women: Heart Attack Symptoms You Need to Know

Many women are far more concerned about the possibility that they will develop breast cancer than heart disease, but heart disease claims more than six times as many women’s lives each year as breast cancer does. What’s more, many women are unaware of the fact that they are at risk

Heart Failure? Stay Vigilant for Worsening Condition

Heart Failure? Stay Vigilant for Worsening Condition

More than 5 million Americans have heart failure, and 500,000 more cases are diagnosed each year. The condition develops gradually, due to injury to or weakness of the heart—underlying causes include these, among others:
Heart attack
High blood pressure
Coronary artery disease
Heart valve disease
Abnormal heart rhythms
Diseases of the heart muscle (cardiomyopathies)
Diabetes
There are two

What You Need to Know About Heart Attacks

Many women are far more concerned about the possibility that they will develop breast cancer than heart dis-ease, but heart disease claims more than six times as many women’s lives each year as breast cancer does. What’s more, many women are unaware of the fact that they are at risk

There is No Safe Form of Tobacco

Lung cancer claims more lives than breast, colon, and prostate cancers combined. Though smoking and its associated cancers have been on the decline, lung cancer is still the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. But no matter how long and how much you have smoked, quitting can

Don’t Wait for Signs of a Heart Attack to Know Your Risk

Don’t Wait for Signs of a Heart Attack to Know Your Risk

For too many people, a heart attack is their first clue that they have heart disease. Or for people who perhaps knew they had risk factors for heart disease but didn’t realize how serious their condition was, symptoms or signs of a heart attack serve as late wake-up call that

Newsbriefs: Sodium Consumption; Soy for Breast Cancer; Vitamin D

Sodium Consumption Is Up Rather Than Down
A study presented at the American College of Cardiology’s annual scientific session in March 2017 found that Americans with high blood pressure consumed an average of 2,900 milligrams (mg) of sodium per day in 1999 and 3,350 mg per day in 2012, for an

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