| Sep 3, 2013
| 2:07 PM
At least 200,000 deaths due to heart disease and stroke can be prevented each year by quitting smoking, controlling blood pressure and cholesterol, and taking aspirin when recommended by a physician, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and...
| Mar 26, 2013
Despite a growing consensus that cardiovascular disease is a "food-borne" illness, many physicians are ill-prepared to advise patients on what they should eat to best protect them from heart attack or stroke.
One provocative new study found that a...
| May 22, 2013
| 9:18 AM
Nearly 800,000 Americans suffer a stroke each year, and more than 137,000 people die from a stroke. It is the leading cause of disability in the United States. This unfortunate situation could be improved if people knew more about stroke warning signs and...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 4:35 AM
Professional football players are harder on themselves than average Americans are. That is, their bodies take more knocks and often carry more pounds. To help retired NFL players deal with the health issues that commonly arise in the aftermath of their...
| May 9, 2012
| 4:40 PM
The Food and Drug Administration is proposing to make more prescription-only drugs available without a prescription.
Janet Woodcock, director of the FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, testified at a hearing in March that medicine needs to...
| Jun 15, 2012
Ben Shaw never believed that he would need a heart transplant at the age of twenty-six, but as a result of a gentic disorder that caused him to have extremely high cholesterol that resultes in cardiovascular disease. After living for more than year with a...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 6:43 PM
The Food and Drug Administration has approved marketing of the weight-loss drug lorcaserin, the first prescription anti-obesity medication to win the FDA's blessing since the agency approved orlistat in 1999.
Once it is cleared by the Drug Enforcement...
| Jul 11, 2012
| 6:03 PM
I recently attended a conference for my continuing education, where one of the topics was “Universal Cholesterol Screening in Children.” While adults have known the importance of maintaining a healthy cholesterol level for a long time, there's...
| Sep 20, 2012
By any plausible measure, Scott Dolezal is a healthy man.
The Oak Park resident stands 6-foot-3 and weighs 210 pounds.
He runs regularly, doesn't smoke, and has no history of heart trouble, elevated cholesterol, hay fever, psoriasis, musculoskeletal...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 4:10 PM
Weight-loss drugs have so far been a complete bust. But they may be verging on a comeback, now that the Food and Drug Administration has approved two new prescription diet pills for the first time in more than a decade.
Both weight-loss medications...
| Apr 6, 2011
| 1:29 PM
Q I am searching for a way to remove underarm odor from clothes. I tried diluted vinegar, but it did not work at all. Is there anything else?
A Several years ago, we heard from a person who used to work for the wardrobe department in a theater. Some...
| Aug 10, 2010
It's the time of year when school sports start gearing up for fall with two-a-day football practices, afternoon soccer scrimmages and long cross-country runs. Unfortunately, it's also the time of year when we start hearing about young athletes—...