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Heart Disease

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  • Vegan diet good for kids and animals

    Vegan diet good for kids and animals
    As Jill Rosen highlights in her recent article ("The Littlest Vegans," March 20), an increasing number of today's youth are growing up on a diet loaded with healthier and more humane plant-based foods. Since we develop lifelong eating habits at a young...
  • Newborn stem cells hold promise for heart repair

    Newborn stem cells hold promise for heart repair
    Stem cells from newborns appear to have a much greater ability to restore heart function than adult stem cells, according to a new study from University of Maryland School of Medicine researchers who were looking for ways to mend children’s broken...
  • Dennis H. McGinley Jr., electrical engineer

    Dennis H. McGinley Jr., electrical engineer
    Dennis H. McGinley Jr., a retired electrical engineer and model railroad enthusiast, died Tuesday of heart disease at Anne Arundel Medical Center. He was 73. The son of a Jersey Central Railroad yardmaster and a factory worker, Dennis Hayden McGinley Jr....
  • Optimizing nutrition after breast cancer treatment

    Optimizing nutrition after breast cancer treatment
    Many cancer patients end treatment underweight. Post-treatment breast cancer patients, however, often end up overweight. This can sometimes be attributed to medications such as steroids or chemotherapy. Or the patient is overweight to begin with. Losing...
  • Quitting smoking is tough, but not impossible

    Quitting smoking is tough, but not impossible
    Many people pick quitting smoking as their New Year's resolution. But if quitting smoking was easy, most smokers would have already done it. Tobacco is highly addictive and the process isn't easy, but quitting is possible for those who really are ready...
  • Heart-healthy 'Kathy's Cookbook' was labor of love for late cardiac patient

    Heart-healthy 'Kathy's Cookbook' was labor of love for late cardiac patient
    Kathy Brown wasn't always much of a chef — but she was an educator. When Brown, the former head of Grace Christian School, was diagnosed with amyloidosis of the heart in April 2008, she began experimenting with recipes to suit her new low-fat, low-...
  • Project seeks 1 million veterans to give blood, DNA for disease research

    Project seeks 1 million veterans to give blood, DNA for disease research
    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is looking for a few good men and women to volunteer for a battle it's waging at home — against disease. Actually, more than a few are needed. Officials overseeing health care for the nation's veterans are...
  • Seeing more than just blurred vision in your eye exam

    Seeing more than just blurred vision in your eye exam
    When people come to the Reisterstown office of Drs. Eickhoff & Rowe for eye exams, the optometrists do more than simply ask which line of letters they can read on the eye chart. Like other eye doctors, James Eickhoff starts with a "complete case history,...
  • Hopkins turns study on weight loss into program for sale

    On the heels of a Johns Hopkins study that showed telephone and web-based coaching helps patients lose weight and keep it off, medical faculty and staff are now collaborating with a private health care firm to make the system widely available. Healthways...
  • Omega-3s: Are they all equal?

    Omega-3s: Are they all equal?
    Each week a nutritionist from the University of Maryland Medical Center provides a guest post. This week, Elaine Pelc weighs in on Omega-3 fatty acids. Over the past few years there has been a lot of hype over Omega-3 fatty acids. They are said to help...
  • How to achieve your fiber goals

    How to achieve your fiber goals
    Each week a nutritionist from the University of Maryland Medical Center provides a guest post to The Baltimore Sun's health blog Picture of Health (baltimoresun.com/pictureofhealth), which is reprinted here. This week, Deb Schulze weighs in on fiber....
  • Large doses of vitamin C lowers blood pressure, research finds

    Large doses of vitamin C lowers blood pressure, research finds
    Large doses of Vitamin C may moderately reduce blood pressure, Johns Hopkins researchers have found. But the scientists don't recommend people start taking large amounts of the vitamin. Researchers led by Dr. Edgar "Pete" R. Miller, an associate...