Heart and Cardiovascular
I’ve been rounding up information about the Cargill recall of ground turkey contaminated with Salmonella Heidelberg. William Neuman at the New York Times related the story on August 3. Same old same old.
Type 2 diabetes has reached tsunami levels, with no slowdown in sight. All in just the last forty years or so. What changed? What’s different now?
Need more proof that the government's dietary guidelines will kill you? Try this one on for size: The USDA says that you can get up to 25 percent of your daily calories from added sugars such as high-fructose corn syrup.
It’s easy to believe that statins have dramatic life-saving properties. The reality is, however, that for the majority of people who take them, they don’t.
It never fails...
Lucy tells Charlie Brown she won't pull the football away, but Charlie Brown always ends up on his back, staring at the sky, saying, "Rats!"
That's what Merck is counting on with a new "miracle" cholesterol drug.
Here's an urgent warning for the hundreds of thousands of Americans who've taken the heart drug Multaq: The FDA says it may double the risk of death in some patients.
Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the US as new cases continue to be diagnosed at a rate of 4000 per day. This sobering statistic places millions of people at greatly increased risk of coronary heart disease, stroke, sudden death from a heart attack, and contributes to the obesity epidemic.
There are many elements that are required to achieve optimal health. We all know that ample sleep, exercise, water, stress reduction and diet are the basic components. Within each of those categories are found sub-categories and specific recommendations.
For many, the idea of traditional exercise and fitness can be, well, just plain boring. Getting motivated to begin and even more so actually adhering to some regular exercise and physical activity can be a challenge. In some part this comes from antiquated notions that exercise is limited to monotonous machine workouts and slogans such as “no pain, no gain.”
Dr. Maggie Peterson talks about how your body reacts to stress and how that stress affects different parts of your body. She explains how most of today’s so called health “epidemics”…ranging from heart disease to diabetes…can be directly tied to our body’s natural response to stress.