| Mar 7, 2012
| 5:47 PM
(Reuters) - Taking a break to walk every 20 minutes instead of staying seated for hours helps reduce the body's levels of glucose and insulin after eating, according to a study — the latest to highlight the hazards of long periods of inactivity....
| Dec 13, 2012
| 4:44 PM
The 55-year-old veteran Alaska Airlines pilot found dead on a 5 Freeway offramp in Burbank in October died of natural causes, authorities said Thursday.
The man — Lee Morris of Richland, Wash. — died of atherosclerotic heart disease, said Los...
| Nov 30, 2012
| 2:04 PM
The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has named Dr. Josef Coresh the inaugural recipient of the George W. Comstock Professorship in Epidemiology.
The professorship honors the legacy of Dr. George Comstock, a physician and professor...
| Feb 26, 2010
As a society, we are watching more television and doing less exercise than we should, with increasingly adverse effects on our health.
The reasons our patients give us for their TV watching include: "I work hard and need TV to relax," "Why should I...
| Oct 14, 2010
| 6:21 PM
Products called chelators that are sold over the counter as treatments for autism, heart disease and other conditions are dangerous and illegal, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned in a crackdown announced Thursday.
The chemicals, which help...
| Feb 13, 2010
| 9:32 PM
Los Angeles residents living near freeways experience a hardening of the arteries that leads to heart disease and strokes at twice the rate of those who live farther away, a study has found. The paper is the first to link......
| Mar 17, 2010
| 2:33 PM
My children hate needles — in that dread-filled way of kids who have been stuck once too often — and getting them to the doctor for shots or a blood test can be quite an ordeal. They never downright refuse to go, but there's always plenty of...
| Jan 6, 2010
Smoking raises the risk of diabetes, but new research indicates that -- at least in the short term -- kicking the habit increases the risk even more.
The problem is not really quitting smoking. It's the pounds most people pack on when they give up...
| Jan 20, 2010
The Associated Press reported Friday that country fiddler-guitarist Charlie Daniels is recovering after suffering a mild stroke while snowmobiling in Colorado, his spokeswoman said Wednesday.
Daniels, 73, suffered the stroke Jan. 15 and was treated at...
| Feb 8, 2010
Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the most common type of heart disease and is the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women, according to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.
What It Is and Causes
CAD is a condition...
| Feb 15, 2010
| 1:45 PM
LOS ANGELES -- People who live within 100 meters of Los Angeles freeways develop atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries, at twice the rate of those who live farther away, it was reported today.
The study by USC and UC Berkeley researchers and...
| Mar 30, 2011
Q: My local senior center is sponsoring a test to check for "peripheral artery disease." The test is free, and they say it's safe and painless. Do you think it's a good idea?
A: Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a form of atherosclerosis. In this case,...