Cardiology Articles & Stories

For Women, Silence Can Be Hazardous to Health

For Women, Silence Can Be Hazardous to Health

A recent study finds that women who freely express themselves during disagreements are less likely to have serious long term health problems than those who silence their emotions. Women who suppress thoughts and feelings and force themselves to remain silent during marital disputes have a hig... Read More


Waist To Hip Ratio Is the Best Indicator for Heart Disease Risk

Waist To Hip Ratio Is the Best Indicator for Heart Disease Risk

A study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology suggests that body mass index (BMI) alone may not be reliably linked to cardiovascular disease risk. Researchers say the best indicator for health and heart disease risk is the waist to hip ratio. Adding inches to the wais... Read More


Hospital Rankings Partially Accurate for Heart Patients

Hospital Rankings Partially Accurate for Heart Patients

It appears that for heart attack patients, the rating by U.S. News & World Report may be justified. A new study published in the July edition of Archives of Internal Medicine found that patients treated at hospitals ranked by U.S. News & World Report are less likely to die 30 days aft... Read More


Nearly One-Third of Americans Report Alcohol Abuse

Nearly One-Third of Americans Report Alcohol Abuse

A shocking 30% of Americans report having abused alcohol or suffer from alcoholism at some point in their lives. A new government study tracked alcohol dependency and abuse in a representative sampling of over 43,000 Americans over the age of 18 in face-to-face interviews. Of those who report... Read More


Gumming up Heart Health

Gumming up Heart Health

General recommendations for heart health are: get about 40 minutes of exercise at least 3 times a week, cut dietary fat and salt intake, pay attention to your blood pressure and cholesterol. But can taking care of your gums help your heart? It turns out, that treating periodontal disease redu... Read More


Research Suggests Ways to Slow Alzheimer's

Research Suggests Ways to Slow Alzheimer's

A new study released at the International Conference on Prevention of Dementia on June 11th suggests that treating other health factors - like diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol can help slow the onset and severity of dementia caused by Alzheimer's disease. This research furt... Read More


Study Supports the Efficacy of Chelation Therapy

Study Supports the Efficacy of Chelation Therapy

A new study suggest positive effects of chelation therapy. A new study by Ohio State Medical Center suggests a link between mercury and heart disease, traced to the activation of a relatively unknown enzyme, which triggers a process leading to plaque buildup in blood vessel walls. The same st... Read More


Are Certain Thin People Actually Obese?

Are Certain Thin People Actually Obese?

Research suggests that thin people may not be as healthy as they appear. Medical researchers at Imperial College, London, have shown that people with low or average body weight may not be healthy on the inside. These doctors believe that internal fat surrounding various vital organs could be ... Read More


Outdoor Secondhand Smoke

Outdoor Secondhand Smoke

Studies reveal the hidden dangers behind outdoor secondhand smoke exposure. A 2006 U.S. Surgeon General's Report claims secondhand smoke kills tens of thousands of people each year, and it has long been claimed that second hand smoke can be dangerous through indoor exposure. However little is... Read More


Vigorous Exercise with Age

Vigorous Exercise with Age

People who sustain a highly active lifestyle gain less weight as they age. A new study by Paul Williams of Berkeley Lab has found that maintaining a vigorously active lifestyle can help offset gaining weight with age. The data comes from the National Runners' Health Study which conducted 20 y... Read More


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