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Heart Disease

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  • Rising temperatures increase health risks

    Rising temperatures increase health risks
    Summer is almost here, and with it likely some blistering hot days. A recent study suggests the elderly should beware when the temperature spikes, because they face an increased risk of winding up in the emergency room short of breath on those days. And...
  • Chantix may cause more heart attacks than previously thought

    Chantix may cause more heart attacks than previously thought
    A new study led by a Johns Hopkins researcher says the popular anti-smoking drug Chantix significantly increases the risk for a heart attack or other serious heart problem in healthy, middle-aged smokers. Dr. Sonal Singh, the study's lead author, is...
  • New American Heart Association president driven by family history

    New American Heart Association president driven by family history
    It was 1985, and Gordon Tomaselli had graduated from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and completed his residency at the University of California at San Francisco. He was at a Boston hospital, interviewing for a possible fellowship, when he got the...
  • New study scrutinizes heart stent procedures

    New study scrutinizes heart stent procedures
    A new study of more than 500,000 cardiac patients who underwent recent cardiac stent or angioplasty procedures in the United States has found that up to 15 percent were either unnecessary or appeared to be of uncertain medical benefit. However, nearly...
  • Life expectancy low, but growing in city

    Women in large swaths of America are dying younger than they were a generation ago, reversing nearly a century of progress in public health and underscoring the rising toll of smoking and record obesity. Nationwide, life expectancy for American men and...
  • Keeping your sugar in check

    Keeping your sugar in check
    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). This week, Mindy Athas weighs in on sugar. The term sugar is used for a...
  • Pomegranates: The crown jewel of fruits

    Pomegranates: The crown jewel of fruits
    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). This week, Karen Kolowski weighs in on pomegranates. The pomegranate...
  • Gut bacteria linked to obesity-related health problems

    Gut bacteria linked to obesity-related health problems
    The answer to why some obese people develop diabetes and other health problems may be found not in just a love for junk food, but in the bacteria that thrive deep in the human gut. Scientists at the University of Maryland School of Medicine have...
  • Health professionals look inward to tackle obesity

    Health professionals look inward to tackle obesity
    Taylor DesRosiers was a competitive swimmer throughout her life, always fit. But in her first year of medical school, she realized that had changed — she was at an unhealthy weight. The rigors of her education had piled on top of two rough years in...
  • Embracing vegetables

    Embracing vegetables
    Each week a nutritionist from the University of Maryland Medical Center provides a guest post. This week, Debra Schulze, RD, LDN, weighs in on vegetables. Did you know there are more than 200 varieties of fruits and vegetables? While praised as a "good...
  • The power of fruit

    The power of fruit
    Each week a nutritionist from the University of Maryland Medical Center provides a guest post. This week, Rachel Ernzen weighs in on fruit. Antioxidants naturally found in fruits are gaining popularity as "power foods" and can be found added to a variety...
  • Do coconut beverages have health benefits?

     Do coconut beverages have health benefits?
    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 printed here. This week, Amy Reed weighs in on coconut drinks....