Tag Archives: Heart Disease

  • July 14, 2015

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    Experts Urge Sparing Use of Nonaspirin Painkillers

    The Food and Drug Administration warned last week that the risk of heart attack and stroke from widely used painkillers that include Motrin IB, Aleve and Celebrex but not aspirin was greater than it previously had said. But what does that mean for people who take them?

    Experts said th

  • July 7, 2015

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    Keeping Blood Pressure Low in Those Under 50

    Higher blood pressure in young adulthood increases the risk for coronary heart disease, a new study found.


    Researchers followed almost 3,500 men and women for 25 years with periodic physical examinations beginning in 1985, when all wer

  • June 23, 2015

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    Take A Hike To Do Your Heart And Spirit Good

    Fryman Canyon is one of those special places in the city of Los Angeles — a bit of country and canyon nestled just off the crest of Mulholland Drive, with gorgeous views of the valley and mountains.

    It's favored by the canine set — my two dogs love it here — and on any given mor

  • June 9, 2015

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    Catching Disease From a Toilet Seat

    Q: What diseases can you really get from toilet seats?


    A: People really do fear toilet seats. One 1991 British survey of

  • June 2, 2015

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    Floss or Brush First?

    NYTimes.

    Is it better to floss before or after brushing my teeth?

    WOW, What a great question! Alas, surprisingly few studies address it directly. Based on existing evidence, flossing first isn’t necessarily better for oral health than the other way

  • February 4, 2015

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    High Cholesterol Takes Its Toll Over Time

    NYTimes. Having high cholesterol in your 30s and 40s increases your risk for heart disease, and the longer it stays elevated, the greater the risk, a new study reports.


    Researchers studied 1,478 people, average age 55, who were free of

  • January 20, 2015

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    Many Who Take a Daily Aspirin Don’t Need It

    NYTimes. Many healthy people take a daily aspirin to reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke, but a new study has found that more than 11 percent of them should not be doing so.


    Aspirin has well established benefits, but also carri

  • February 8, 2015

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    Blueberries May Lower Blood Pressure

    NYTimes.

    Can a cup of blueberries keep the doctor away? Maybe.


    Researchers conducted a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study of 40 postmenopausal women ages 45 to 65 with high blood pressure. Half ate 22 grams of fr