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Heart Disease

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  • Getting creative with the coconut

    Getting creative with the coconut
    Nutritionists from the University of Maryland Medical Center regularly contribute a guest post. The latest post from Sierra George, dietetic intern, is printed here. Despite its name, the coconut is a fruit from the coconut palm. Tropical cultures have...
  • Solving the state's health disparities

    Solving the state's health disparities
    Nearly 10,000 people in West Baltimore are diagnosed each year with new cases of diabetes, hypertension and other treatable, chronic health conditions — enough to fill 24 jumbo jets. These illnesses will kill many of them and complications will...
  • Howard County health briefs

    Living healthy Healthy Weight, the first part of a two-part series for those looking to lose weight in 2013, will be held from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21. Learn to plan meals that taste good and provide balance in the diet. The second part,...
  • Harford teachers want to protect health benefits, union head says

    Harford County teachers want their salaries to begin moving higher after several years of stagnation, but not at the expense of the health care benefits they receive, the head of their union said earlier this week. Harford County Education Association...
  • Changing to a vegan diet is possible with planning

    Changing to a vegan diet is possible with planning
    As people look to live more healthful lifestyles, many are contemplating meat-free diets. But becoming vegan or vegetarian can seem daunting as people try to figure out what to eat to get all the proper nutrients. Ingrid Beardsley, registered dietitian at...
  • Area restaurants aim to make healthy eating easier

    Area restaurants aim to make healthy eating easier
    Knowing the right way to eat is one thing, but doing it is not always easy, especially when dining out. But some Baltimore-area restaurants are making heart-healthy dining easier and more attractive for their diners. Restaurants like Zia's in Towson are...
  • Healthy zoning

    Healthy zoning
    Baltimore City health officials are right to view the over-concentration of liquor stores in poor and predominantly African-American neighborhoods as a threat to public well-being. They point to academic research showing statistically significant...
  • Calorie bombs at Cheesecake Factory and IHOP earn dubious awards

    Calorie bombs at Cheesecake Factory and IHOP earn dubious awards
    The nonprofit Center for the Science in the Public Interest has released its annual Xtreme Eating Awards. The "winners," which appear in the group's "Nutrition Action Healthletter," include offerings from the Cheesecake Factory, IHOP and Johnny Rockets....
  • Earl Alonzo Lee, city school principal

    Earl Alonzo Lee, city school principal
    Earl A. Lee, a retired Baltimore public school principal who had been a member of the 1960s protest group the "Black 14," died Monday of heart disease at Northwest Hospital. The Owings Mills resident was 66. "We met years ago when I was an academic...
  • The sniffling and coughing season

    The sniffling and coughing season
    Flu season is upon us again, but authorities say it won't exhibit as mild a form this year as in seasons past. On Friday, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officially declared flu an epidemic in Maryland and 46 other states, meaning...
  • Saint Agnes to use grant to target African-American women with heart disease

    Saint Agnes to use grant to target African-American women with heart disease
    Saint Agnes Hospital will work with local churches to screen for heart disease, using a $244,455 grant from The AstraZeneca HealthCare Foundation. The hospital announced Thursday that it had received the award. The screening program will focus on...
  • Americans better off without milk subsidy

    A frequent bugaboo of the fiscal cliff debacle was the "milk cliff" — the threat of milk price doubling if Congress failed to extend dairy subsidies. Parents were expected to forgo other necessities because their children "had to have milk."...