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By MIKE STOBBE,AP Medical Writer | Saturday Sep 3, 2011
Half of Americans drink a soda or sugary beverage each day - and some are downing a lot. One in 20 people drinks the equivalent of more than four cans of soda each day.
By MIKE STOBBE | Saturday Jul 16, 2011
A federal study suggests that the people most at risk are those who also get too little potassium. Potassium-rich foods, including fruits and vegetables, have long been recommended as a dietary defense against heart disease and other chronic illnesses.
By Dr. Mike Fenster, The Grassroot GourmetTM | Monday Jun 27, 2011
The beginning of summer brings on thoughts of long, hot days and ways to stay cool. Nothing beats the heat like light, healthy meals and cool drinks.
By Carla K. Johnson | Wednesday Jan 5, 2011
One in five heart defibrillators may be implanted for questionable reasons without solid evidence that the devices will help, according to a first-of-its-kind analysis.
By Marilynn Marchione | Tuesday Nov 16, 2010
Eating fish is good for the heart, but taking omega-3 fish oil supplements did not prevent flare-ups of a common heart rhythm problem as doctors hoped it would, researchers reported Monday.
By Marilynn Marchione | Thursday Oct 7, 2010
It’s not a perfect test. Yet researchers report a key step for the first gene test aimed at reducing unnecessary angiograms - expensive and somewhat risky procedures that hundreds of thousands of Americans have each year to check for clogged arteries. Most of these exams, done in hospital cardiac catheterization labs, turn out negative.
Wednesday Oct 6, 2010
What’s bad for your ears may also be bad for your heart. According to a new study, people who work in noisy places for at least a year and a half could have triple the risk of a serious heart problem compared to those who work in quiet environments, a new study says.
By Lauran Neergaard | Thursday Sep 23, 2010
Thousands of older Americans who need new heart valves but are too frail to survive the surgery might soon get a chance at an easier option - a way to thread in an artificial aortic valve without cracking their chests.
By Stephanie Nano | Monday Aug 30, 2010
Eating more heart-healthy omega-3 fats provided no additional benefit in a study of heart attack survivors who were already getting good care, Dutch researchers report.
By Maria Cheng | Tuesday Mar 30, 2010
The Easter Bunny might lower your chances of having a heart problem. According to a new study, small doses of chocolate every day could decrease your risk of having a heart attack or stroke by nearly 40 percent.
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