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|10/16/2016 - Post-heart attack survival rates can be impacted by a number of different things, but a new study shows that even what hospital you choose can affect your overall outcome.
Research has revealed that Medicare patients admitted to hospitals with better track records of keeping patients alive for the...|
|12/27/2015 - Heart disease kills more than 600,000 Americans each year – making it the most deadly killer in the United States. But the good news is that there are many things you can do to decrease your risk of succumbing to this all too common killer. Written by Matthew Budoff, the book Enhancing Heart Health:...|
|8/13/2015 - Most people who are health-conscious - even if they are living a fit lifestyle - worry at least a little bit about the possibility of a heart attack. Heart disease in general is a big problem. As a matter of fact, it is the number one killer in America and in several other developed nations as well....|
|5/5/2015 - Heart attack, cancer and stroke are the leading causes of death worldwide. While it is impossible to avoid risk factors such as age, sex and family history, there is plenty we can do to protect our bodies against these life-threatening diseases.
Science has shown that eating more fresh, plant-based...|
|3/6/2015 12:10:17 PM - While many people may think that life post-heart attack means facing a series of health challenges and related difficulties, a new study from the American College of Cardiology (ACC) has found that that isn't necessarily true.(1)
Consumption of omega-3 fatty acids, according to their findings,...|
|3/2/2015 3:05:12 PM - If ever there was a story that'll leave you scratching your head and wondering what's wrong with this world, it's the case of Anne Giroux and her teenage son, Kevin.
The story begins in 2009 with Kevin having chest pains along with shortness of breath. Despite numerous visits to the ER, doctors never...|
|8/25/2014 - Heart attack survivors are often instructed by their doctors to get as much cardiovascular exercise to stay heart healthy and avoid recurrent and deadly heart attacks. A staff scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in Berkeley, California, has found somewhat conflicting evidence. He...|
|7/4/2014 - Regular diet soda consumption may significantly raise your risk of heart attack and stroke, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Miami and published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.
Researchers surveyed 2,564 residents of New York City over the age of 68...|
|5/9/2014 - When it comes to optimal health, eating fresh, organic foods and staying mentally and physically active is essential. However, according to studies conducted by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the European Commission's Joint Research Centre, silence is also the key to good health.
|3/5/2014 12:05:35 PM - If ever there was a reason to try to stay calm in stressful situations, this is it: A new study finds that you may be more at risk for a heart attack or stroke following an angry outburst.
Researchers were quick to add that the absolute risks to any one person of having heart problems following a...|
|2/7/2014 - A large, multicenter clinical trial has provided some of the strongest evidence yet that a Mediterranean diet plus added olive oil or nuts protects all parts of the cardiovascular system, helping to prevent heart attack, stroke and peripheral artery disease. The most recent findings were published in...|
|10/27/2013 - A study from Sweden recently found concerning health implications for individuals who follow a high protein diet. After the influence of the Atkins diet reached its peak in the 1990s, many people have come to demonize carbohydrates as a one of the causes of obesity and the many associated health problems....|
|7/22/2013 - Most people understand the importance of getting a good night's sleep to feel refreshed and alert the next morning. Experts repeatedly recommend sleeping seven to nine hours each night in a quiet, totally dark environment to stimulate the production of melatonin to enhance the quality of sleep and allow...|
|2/15/2013 - A recent study concluded that eating three or more servings of strawberries and/or blueberries per week protects against cardiovascular disease and heart attacks on women.
Only women? This study was for dietary influences that increase heart and cardiovascular health, not breast cancer. That's easily...|
|2/8/2013 - Even legislation declaring only some public places off-limits to smoking reduced the rate of heart attacks by 11 percent, researchers have found. The greatest benefits were seen among women, all adults between the ages of 65 and 74, and non-smokers.
The REGICOR Study (Girona Heart Registry) was conducted...|
|1/21/2013 - Imagine how excited Big Pharma executives would be if they could come up with a drug that could slash women's risk of heart attacks by one-third. To top it off, what if this prescription could be conveniently taken three times a week and -- as an added bonus -- what if the medicine tasted great and...|
|1/18/2013 - Thousands of research studies over the past decade have heralded the critical importance of eating a diet filled with flavonoids from a variety of brightly colored vegetables and fruits to help prevent and even treat many chronic illnesses. Most plants and fruits rely on flavonoid compounds for protection...|
|1/4/2013 - Although it may not sound like a cutting edge scientific discovery, researchers have confirmed that eating a proper diet and avoiding processed convenience foods can dramatically lower the risk of suffering a second heart attack or stroke. Health-minded individuals and alternative medical practitioners...|
|9/12/2012 - Increased blood pressure, even before clinically diagnosed as hypertension, is a significant risk factor for cardiovascular disease and stroke. Elevations of just 3 to 5 millimeters of mercury can dramatically raise the risk of a fatal heart attack or cerebrovascular event. Nearly 30 percent of US adults...|
|6/20/2012 - A primary cause for the dramatic rise in cardiovascular disease leading to coronary artery disease and heart attack deaths is arterial hardening or loss of elasticity in the delicate endothelial lining of the arteries supplying blood to the heart. Homocysteine is an amino acid that has been associated...|
|6/13/2012 - Heart disease and stroke continues to rank as the leading, preventable cause of death in most Western societies, killing three-quarters of a million people combined. Any natural compound that can significantly lower the death rate from vascular diseases should be embraced by natural health advocates...|
|6/7/2012 - During the course of several decades, medical professionals have extolled the virtues of taking enough calcium to support bone health and avoid osteoporosis. For many aging adults (especially women) this meant supplementing with one of a number of unnatural forms of the mineral, as our diet typically...|
|5/20/2012 - Do you want to dramatically change the course of your life? I'm talking about avoiding a massive heart attack, ineffective stent procedures or (painful) bypass surgeries. Believe it or not, you CAN unclog arteries, lower blood pressure and improve your circulation by simply eating a better diet.
|3/18/2012 - The CDC reports that approximately 800,000 first time heart attacks occur annually. Ignoring iatrogenic deaths (death by medicine), heart disease is still the number one killer for both men and women.
However, the common perception of chest pain or discomfort as a signal that a heart attack is occurring...|
|3/1/2012 - Scientists have understood the basic mechanism of telomeres, the small zipper-like capsules that bind our DNA genetic material and enable precise cellular reproduction, for more than a decade now. As each cell replicates, the telomere shortens and the potential life-cycle of the cell diminishes slightly...|
|1/7/2012 9:01:12 AM - The popularity of chiropractic care has grown dramatically since the middle of the 20th century. Although most people seek chiropractic treatment to relieve musculoskeletal pain, certain types of pain may be indicative of the patient experiencing a heart attack just before or during treatment.
|10/14/2011 - Many of us are aware of some negative side effects from low dose daily aspirin use to prevent heart attacks. But lately, more side effects, serious ones, of daily aspirin doses are making the risks outweigh the advantages completely. Fortunately, there are natural substitutes without side effects that...|
|8/10/2011 - It feels like a horrific tale about barbaric medical practices from ancient history: people with a life threatening heart condition are subjected to bloodletting until they become anemic. But this is no joke and it is happening right now. According to new research, hospitals are routinely subjecting...|
|5/18/2011 - Increasing incidence of high blood pressure continues to be the most significant factor in death from a heart attack and advancing cardiovascular disease. Elevated blood pressure readings cause thickening of the coronary arteries as micro-cracks develop that the body attempts to correct with deposits...|
|5/18/2011 - Going through a heart attack can be a harrowing experience. With symptoms ranging from heart palpitations, cold sweats, fatigue, and anxiety a heart attack is downright frightening with 40% of sufferers not surviving the episode. Survivors must make long term lifestyle changes immediately or risk another...|
|4/15/2011 - A continual supply of quality nutrients are required every day to fuel our metabolic machinery. Natural diet and whole food based multi-vitamins are the best source of the vitamins and minerals we need to thrive. Millions of people continue to subside on a diet dominated by processed junk food and fail...|
|3/11/2011 - You may be one of the millions of people worldwide who are taking statin drugs to lower their cholesterol level and lulled into the false impression that reducing cholesterol will reduce risk of cardiovascular disease. The fact is that no study has ever shown statin drugs prevent heart disease. Several...|
|2/8/2011 - Magnesium is an important mineral that is essential to good health. In addition to improving blood sugar regulation and bone health, magnesium also has an impact on the health of our hearts. It can even be called an essential nutrient for preventing heart attack deaths.
How Magnesium Benefits Heart...|
|11/30/2010 - Did you know that you can actually stop a heart attack in its tracts with the simple but amazing and awesome power of cayenne pepper? It's true. Cayenne pepper can actually stop a heart attack in about 60 seconds flat!
How To Use Cayenne Pepper To Stop A Heart Attack Fast!
Famed healers such as...|
|9/24/2010 - Mark your calendars. This week goes down in history as the most bizarre health news weeks in the history of the mainstream media. I've noticed more truly strange and illogical health stories this week from the conventional press than ever before, and I'll share a few of those with you below.
|8/16/2010 - A recent study published in the British Journal of Medicine claims that people who supplement with calcium are at an increased risk of having a heart attack. But Dr. Steven Joyal, MD, President of Scientific and Medical Affairs at the Life Extension Foundation, says that the study is completely flawed...|
|3/15/2010 - I'd like to shine the spotlight on one of medicine's sacred cows- the belief that lowering cholesterol with drugs protects against heart attacks and premature death. Our obsession with cholesterol began in the 1950s when studies linked high consumption of animal fat with high rates of heart disease....|
|12/15/2009 - Researchers from Duke University Medical Center in North Carolina have discovered that the tests administered to a person undergoing a heart attack emit radioactive elements at levels equivalent to 725 chest X-rays. The aggregate average of radiation administered is about a third of what nuclear power...|
|12/3/2009 - Transcendental Meditation (TM) first became well-known in the U.S. during the 1960s when the Beatles showed interest in studying the stress-reducing technique. But meditation hasn't gone the way of love beads and flower power since then. In fact, various techniques, including TM, have received serious...|
|11/4/2009 - Magnesium may be the most under-rated minerals in human nutrition. It's not only pivotal in preventing heart disease, it also prevents diabetes by helping the body properly regulate sugar metabolism. There are perhaps a thousand benefits for magnesium in the human body, and yet most people are magnesium...|
|10/14/2009 - The late, famed herbalist Dr. John Christopher was nicknamed "Dr. Cayenne" because he was constantly recommending the healing powers of cayenne, the substance found in chili peppers that produces a sensation of heat. He especially advocated using it for cardiovascular health and even made the claim...|
|9/16/2009 - Study after study over the past decade has come up with the same conclusion: omega-3 fatty acids from fish or fish oil supplements decrease the risk of atherosclerosis, potentially deadly arrhythmias, heart attacks and sudden cardiac death. Omega-3 fats have also been found to reduce heart failure death...|
|8/21/2009 - No matter what your health complaint is, if you go see your doctor you might end up undergoing some kind of high tech imaging procedure such as cardiac angiography, CT (computed tomography) or MRI (magnetic resonance imaging). According to a study published last fall in the journal Health Affairs, medical...|
|7/20/2009 - No matter what your health complaint is, if you go see your doctor you might end up undergoing some kind of high tech imaging procedure such as cardiac angiography, CT (computed tomography) or MRI (magnetic resonance imaging). According to a study published last fall in the journal Health Affairs, medical...|
|3/17/2009 - If you spend time stuck in traffic as you commute to your job, you might want to consider working closer to home or finding an easier route to get to the office. The reason? It could be a way to lower your risk of a heart attack. That's because people who have had heart attacks are likely to have been...|
|3/15/2009 - Genetic screening for the trait most strongly linked to early heart attacks does not, in fact, improve the ability to predict the risk of heart attack or other forms of cardiovascular disease, a new study has concluded.
"Once you already know the traditional risk factors, the additional information...|
|2/25/2009 - The highly popular class of drugs known as atypical antipsychotics may significantly increase a patient's risk of suffering from a fatal heart attack, according to a new study conducted by researchers from the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.
Antipsychotic drugs are designed to treat schizophrenia,...|
|2/9/2009 - Very few people are aware of how vital magnesium is for overall health. After oxygen, water, and basic food, magnesium may be the most important element needed by our bodies, activating over 300 different biochemical reactions necessary for your body to function properly. The U.S. minimum RDA for magnesium...|
|2/4/2009 - What do the top authors, doctors and health experts have to say about the realtionship between omega-3 fatty acids and inflammation? I asked my Private Research Library that question recently and was overwhelmed with the remarkable wisdom it revealed.
Below, I share the top quotes from noted authors...|
|12/17/2008 - By taking natural thyroid hormone tablets to reduce the level of thyroid stimulating hormone to the low end of the normal range, men and women can reduce death from cardiovascular disease by 70 percent. This earthshaking finding far exceeds results from any drug intervention. The 70 percent is not a...|
|12/17/2008 - Women who suffer a severe heart attack are less likely to survive the first 24 hours in the hospital than men are, according to a new study appearing currently in the medical journal Circulation published by the American Heart Association. There are several factors that combine to make a heart attack...|
|12/9/2008 - By taking natural thyroid hormone tablets to reduce the level of thyroid stimulating hormone to the low end of the normal range, men and women can reduce death from cardiovascular disease by 70 percent. This earthshaking finding far exceeds results from any drug intervention. The 70 percent is not a...|
|10/21/2008 - A multi-national study just published in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association concludes about 30 percent of heart attack risk comes from one thing - diet.
Is it your family history? Your age? Just plain bad luck?
No. Instead, according to the research, the cause is something...|
|9/14/2008 - A New York woman who had suffered a heart attack and was being transported to an ambulance on a gurney was stopped by a receptionist who demanded that she pay her $5 co-pay before heading out the door.
"You can't even get a book of stamps for that price. I was outraged," said 76-year-old Barbara...|
|8/29/2008 - Researchers from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, have published a study in the journal Arthritis Research and Therapy showing that eating a vegan, gluten-free diet may reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes in rheumatoid arthritis patients, as well as reducing the severity of the...|
|8/6/2008 - Vitamin D deficiency increases the risk of heart attacks, strokes and other cardiovascular events, according to a study conducted by researchers at the Harvard Medical School and published in the American Heart Association's journal Circulation.
Researchers followed 1,739 people for five years, assessing...|
|6/23/2008 - Blood transfusions increase the risk of complications and reduce survival rates. Recent research is revealing that almost immediately after it is donated, blood begins to loose its ability to transfer oxygen from the red cells into the tissues of the patient. When patients receive stored blood, their...|
|5/28/2008 - Eating nuts five or more times a week reduces your risk of heart attack by a whopping 60%. And in addition to this stunning statistic, research shows that people who eat more nuts are generally thinner. They also have lower levels of LDL cholesterol and better bones. A new study even links eating nuts...|
|5/17/2008 - "Considering the large number of patients consuming NANSAIDs and the potential public health impact, until data from long-term, randomized, controlled trials become available, the FDA's recommendation that a warning statement be included in all non-selective NANSAIDs product package inserts is justified"....|
|4/8/2008 - Why has there never been a record of cholesterol having blocked a vein in the body! What is it about arteries that makes cholesterol attach itself to their walls, while leaving the veins alone? It is really the sticky nature of cholesterol that is behind the blockage of healthy blood vessel walls?
|2/28/2008 - Drug-coated stents increased the risk of death in certain heart attack patients by nearly five times according to a recent study presented at the meeting of the European Society of Cardiology in Vienna. "Patients are now very wary about these stents,'' lead researcher Gabriel Steg said. "Personally,...|
|12/17/2007 - The cholesterol controversy has been waged now for over five decades. Volumes of books, articles, and journals have been written on the subject of the role cholesterol and diet plays in the arterial disease process.
Since the 1950's the "Lipid Hypothesis," also known as the "Diet-Heart Idea", states...|
|11/15/2006 - Patients who undergo artery-opening angioplasties only benefit from the procedure if it is performed immediately after a heart attack, according to a new international study by researchers from the New York University School of Medicine.
Angioplasties are routinely performed on heart attack patients...|
|10/25/2006 - Britain's Commission on Human Medicines is warning UK doctors that daily high doses of common painkillers such as ibuprofen may increase patients' risk of stroke and heart attack.
The British Medical Journal published research in June warning that prescription-strength daily doses of the painkillers...|
|10/12/2006 - The skin disorder psoriasis is not only painful and hard to treat, but a new study suggests that psoriasis may be an independent risk factor for heart attack, particularly in young individuals with severe psoriasis.
But not just young individuals with psoriasis are at risk. Researchers studied medical...|
|8/8/2006 - Stroke and heart attack patients who are hospitalized in the ICU must keep their blood sugar under tight control, a new U.S. study concludes.
The study of 216,000 ICU patients found high blood sugar linked to an increase in death risk among certain patients, and that the risk varied according to...|
|7/17/2006 - Former Vioxx users could be at risk of developing strokes for years, a prominent scientist said this week after evaluating new data from a 107-page report on patients who were followed for a year after they stopped the drug
"It may be that Vioxx is causing permanent damage to the cardiovascular system,...|
|2/15/2006 - As if things weren't bad enough for pharmaceutical giant Merck and Co., the picture just got a little grimmer. Already facing tremendous heat and a long line of lawsuits over Vioxx -- its arthritis medication that was pulled off the market in September 2004 after it was determined to increase heart...|
|8/30/2005 - The following interview with Dr. David Graham (senior drug safety researcher at the FDA) was conducted by Manette Loudon, the lead investigator for Dr. Gary Null. This interview contains jaw-dropping insights about the corruption and crimes that take place every day inside the Food and Drug Administration....|
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|11/6/2004 - The truth has finally come out about Vioxx: insider emails published by the Wall Street Journal reveal that Merck, the maker of Vioxx, was fully aware of the health risks of its COX-2 inhibitor anti-inflammatory drug as early as March, 2000. As is apparent from the published emails, there was a concerted...|
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