Heart Disease Articles

  • Study finds black vegetarians healthier than their meat-eating counterparts

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    African-American vegetarians are at lower risk of cardiovascular disease, and even diabetes and high blood pressure, most likely from the healthy eating practices, says a new study from Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, Calif. The study looked at more than 26,000 black Seventh-day Adventists...

  • LIVING LIGHT: Exercise isn't the only option for fitness

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    Think you have to pump iron or run laps to make your heart and body stronger? While regular exercise is the best option, don’t discount the benefits of non-exercise physical activity (NEPA). New research published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine suggests that NEPA can lower the risk...

  • Rail workers’ health issues are a growing safety concern

    Updated: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    Visibility was 10 miles and the morning sun had pushed the temperature close to 90 as Danny Joe Hall guided his mile-long Union Pacific freight train east through the grasslands of the Oklahoma Panhandle. Near the farming town of Goodwell, federal investigators said, the 56-year-old engineer...

  • BC-IL--Illinois Daybook, IL

    Updated: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    Assignment Desks, Editors: The following events are for planning purposes. Listing does not indicate AP coverage. Scheduled events are subject to change. Contact numbers are not for publication. Tuesday, April 22 GOV. PAT QUINN CHICAGO — Governor Pat Quinn addresses the annual Illinois...

  • Meditation: How it can help your health

    Updated: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    When Aaron Conner runs, he meditates. That — more than peanut butter sandwiches, more than protein drinks, more than his support crew — is what sustains him through miles and hours of dust and rocks, of blisters and monotony. “I focus on my legs, my breathing, my body, my feet, my...

  • Supreme Court weighs truth in labeling in fruit juice case

    Updated: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    WASHINGTON — Dual marketing disputes have ripened for the California-based makers of Pom Wonderful pomegranate juice, with Supreme Court justices sounding sympathetic Monday to some company claims. In the first of two key court cases, justices on Monday seemed to accept Pom Wonderful’s...

  • BRIEF: Fort Worth man died of exposure, heart complications during ice storm, medical examiner says

    Updated: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    FORT WORTH — A 91-year-old Fort Worth man found dead next to a tree after a December ice storm died from exposure complicated by hypertensive heart disease, the Tarrant Coumty medical examiner’s office has now determined. Therman Harris’s death has been ruled an accident. Harris’s body...

  • Supreme Court considers juice label dispute

    Updated: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Count Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy among consumers who feel misled by a beverage called "Pomegranate Blueberry Flavored Blend of 5 Juices." The drink was the subject of a lively debate Monday as the high court considered whether to allow false advertising claims...

  • Feed Your Wild Side

    Updated: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    (Family Features) If you love to cook, discover the wild advantage and fill your freezer with Wild Blueberries. Packed with more intense blueberry flavor and two times the antioxidants of regular blueberries, Wild Blueberries are wildly different from the cultivated blueberries you find in the...

  • AP-IL--Illinois Daybook, IL

    Updated: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    Assignment Desks, Editors: The following events are for planning purposes. Listing does not indicate AP coverage. Scheduled events are subject to change. Contact numbers are not for publication. Monday, April 21 GENERAL EVENTS-CHICAGO CHICAGO — Group of Illinois mayors hold a news...

  • EDITORIAL: Toward racial unity, for the economic and social good of the entire region

    Updated: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    As St. Louis opens its next 250 years, the search for racial unity, elusive for the first 250 years, stumbles forward. However awkward and haphazard the search may be, it must continue. Unity is not simply about moral uplift or doing the right thing. Lives depend on it. There’s money in it,...

  • Tribes, city, NSU launch Tons Off Tahlequah campaign

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    TAHLEQUAHWhen studies are conducted about whether Americans are living healthy lifestyles, Oklahoma often ranks poorly among the states. Oklahomans have high rates of heart disease, diabetes and obesity. On Wednesday, a campaign was begun to encourage the people of Tahlequah to shed a few...

  • BRIEF: TTU names sole finalist for Founding President, Dean of HSC El Paso

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Dr. Richard Lange has been selected as the sole finalist for the founding president and new dean of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in El Paso. Chancellor Kent Hance made the announcement Friday. Lange, 58, is the vice chairman of medicine and director of educational programs...

  • BRIEF: Texas Tech names sole finalist for first president of El Paso medical campus

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Richard "Rick" Lange has been named the sole finalist to become the first president of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso, university officials announced today. He is currently director of the Office of Educational Programs at the University of Texas-San Antonio Health...

  • [BC-MCT-NEWSFEATURES-BEST-BJT-ADVISORY]

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    (MCT) McClatchy-Tribune News Service Best of Newsfeatures Budget for Friday, April 18, 2014 EDITORS: Here's a look at the week's top newsfeatures and special reports from McClatchy-Tribune News Service. The newsfeatures remain suitable for weekend use. This advisory will move each Friday.

  • 'Year of No Sugar' reads like a how-to manual for an eating disorder

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    (c) 2014, Slate. NEW YORK — "Year of No Sugar" is one of those book titles that, with its telegram-like urgency, succinctly tells you exactly what to expect beneath the cover. Eve O. Schaub, a Vermont-based writer, became convinced in 2010 that fructose — the simple carbohydrate that makes...

  • Internist joins LCMC medical complex

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    John Michael Benavidez, MD, has joined Lincoln County Medical Center's medical group as an internist, according to a press release from the hospital. Benavidez started March 31 and works in the Internal Medicine Associates clinic on the second floor of the Lincoln County Medical Complex....

  • A leap for stem cells

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    LOS ANGELES—Scientists have replicated one of the most significant accomplishments in stem cell research by creating human embryos that were clones of two men. The lab-engineered embryos were harvested within days and used to create lines of infinitely reproducing embryonic stem cells, which...

  • New procedure clones stem cells from adults

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    (c) 2014, The Washington Post. Scientists have grown stem cells from adults using cloning techniques for the first time — bringing them closer to developing patient-specific lines of cells that can be used to treat a whole host of ailments, from heart disease to blindness. The research,...

  • Washington Post front page

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    Copyright 2014 WP Bloomberg The Washington Post first-edition Page 1 for Friday, April 18: Top of the page: Cols 1-4: Washington Post photo of Michelle Obama visiting Howard University Cols 5-6: Top diplomats lay out steps to tamp down violence and political unrest in Ukraine, even as...

  • Study: Minority communities across US are much more heavily exposed to pollution linked to asthma, heart attack.

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    (c) 2014, The Washington Post. Studies dating from the 1970s have consistently shown that neighborhoods near environmental hazards — toxic waste sites, landfills, congested highways — are overwhelmingly poor communities of color. This pattern of "environmental injustice" suggests that many...

  • BC-politics-today 04/18 TMS Original

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    POLITICS TODAY For release: 04/18/14 (NOTICE: For retransmission or other content delivery inquiries, please contact TCA Customer Service, 1-800-346-8798, tcacustomerservice@tribune.com.) (PHOTO: One headshot accompanies this column. FILE NAME: 20101014hdjwi-a.jpg;) Biden's experience clearly...

  • Book Notes

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    New books available from the Miami Public Library include: The 30-Day Heart Tune-Up by Dr. Steven Masley A physician and nutritionist, who is also an author and a chef, offers a 30-day plan to treat and reverse the growth of the arterial plaque that causes heart disease through heart-healthy...

  • Tax deduction for a gym membership?

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    April marks another tax season when millions of Americans will deduct expenses related to home ownership, children and education from their annual tax bill. These deductions exist because of their perceived value to society; they encourage behaviors that keep the wheels of the economy turning....

  • Rate of Complications for Diabetes Declines

    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    c.2014 New York Times News Service Federal researchers Wednesday reported the first broad national picture of progress in combating some of the most devastating complications of diabetes, which affects millions of Americans, finding that rates of heart attacks, strokes, kidney failure and...