Heart Disease Articles

  • Yunt: Domko was so much more to Holy Family than coach

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    You know a conversation is never good, when the person asking the question says, "Did you know ...?" My immediate reaction was, "Oh no." And for the record, I did know Joe Domko. Albeit not well, but we had crossed paths a few times during the state wrestling tournament and when I arrived to...

  • Meatless meals even meat eaters will love

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    In a region where beef often is what’s for dinner, it’s hard to make the case for vegetables, much less convince people to forgo meat altogether. However, heart disease and obesity are problems of epidemic proportions in America, so more people are finding ways to cut down their meat intake....

  • FDA Panel Backs Limits on Testosterone Drugs

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    c.2014 New York Times News Service HYATTSVILLE, Md. — An expert panel voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday for the Food and Drug Administration to impose strict new limitations on the multibillion-dollar testosterone drug industry, which would tighten labels for the medicines so they are not...

  • Q&A: Barbra Streisand, the feminist, sings on

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Barbra Streisand's new album of duets only includes male singers, but it wasn't a conscious effort to exclude females. "Everyone we asked was ... busy," Streisand said. The performer almost scored one major diva: Beyonce. "She had her people try to do a track of one of the...

  • BC-Il--Illinois News Digest 12 am

    Yesterday

    Here's a look at AP's general news coverage at 12 a.m. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Chicago bureau at 312-781-0500 or chifax@ap.org. Caryn Rousseau and Tammy Webber are on the desk. AP-Illinois News Editor Hugh Dellios can be reached at 312-920-3624...

  • OPINION: CVS boldly snuffs out tobacco sales at its drugstores

    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    Many stores keep things behind the counter that have a lot of value and that some customers might grab without bothering to pay. Cigarettes fall in that category. They’re stacked in colorful packs and cartons, within reach so store clerks and gas station attendants can get to them quickly. It...

  • 10 Things to Know for Wednesday

    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday: 1. TOP US GENERAL: GROUND TROOPS MAY BE NEEDED IN MIDEAST Gen. Martin Dempsey tells Congress that if the current approach fails to defeat the Islamic State group, he might recommend...

  • Grant renewals bring $14.2 million to OMRF programs

    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    The National Institutes of Health has renewed five research grants for the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation. The awards, which total $14.2 million over the next three to five years, will allow OMRF scientists to continue their research on cancer, lupus and heart disease while continuing to...

  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 p.m. EDT

    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    US may use ground forces in Iraq if air campaign against militants fails, top general says WASHINGTON (AP) — American ground troops may be needed to battle Islamic State forces in the Middle East if President Barack Obama's current strategy fails, the nation's top military officer said Tuesday...

  • Obesity rates have stabilized, but Americans’ waistlines are still growing

    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    Americans may have stopped putting on pounds, but their waistlines are still expanding, according to a new analysis from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The average waist circumference of U.S. adults has increased by about 3 percent since the end of the last century. In 1999 and...

  • CDC study: Americans' bellies are expanding fast

    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — The number of American men and women with big-bellied, apple-shaped figures — the most dangerous kind of obesity — has climbed at a startling rate over the past decade, according to a government study. People whose fat has settled mostly around their waistlines instead of in...

  • The Trials of Stem Cell Therapy

    Updated: Mon, Sep 15, 2014

    c.2014 New York Times News Service (Science Times) Edgar Irastorza was just 31 when his heart stopped beating in October 2008. A Miami property manager, break-dancer and former high school wrestler, Irastorza had recently gained weight as his wife’s third pregnancy progressed. “I kind of got...

  • Health care is often the biggest expense in retirement, and the hardest to predict

    Updated: Mon, Sep 15, 2014

    (c) 2014, The Washington Post. As the youngest of the baby boomers celebrate their 50th birthdays this year, many will put renewed attention on what will likely be the biggest expense in retirement: their health. Still the responsibility of caring for retirees — as well as the cost — often...

  • Hispanics learn 'the recipe' to manage type 2 diabetes and reach their A1C goal

    Updated: Mon, Sep 15, 2014

    (BPT) - Did you know that Hispanics are at a higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes? U.S. Hispanics are nearly twice as likely to be diagnosed with diabetes as non-Hispanic whites, and diabetes is the fifth leading cause of death within the Hispanic community, according to the Centers for...

  • Bed rest shows no benefit for moms-to-be

    Updated: Sun, Sep 14, 2014

    When Lindsey Lafferty was 22 weeks pregnant with triplets, her body showed signs that it was preparing for delivery, so her doctor prescribed one of the most common interventions used to prevent preterm birth: bed rest. For most of the past eight weeks, seven of which have been in the hospital,...

  • Doctor helps writers plot murders

    Updated: Sun, Sep 14, 2014

    The doctor’s phone rang. It was another request for his expertise. A murderous son was donating an organ to his aging father. Somehow, the procedure had to kill the dad. Somehow, the murder weapon had to be the organ itself. Can you help? pleaded the crime writer, who had six weeks to finish...

  • Rivers' death spotlights risks for elderly at outpatient centers

    Updated: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    (c) 2014, Bloomberg News. NEW YORK — The death of Joan Rivers after a routine procedure at a doctor-owned surgery center may have been a "one in one million" event, though an aging population could boost the numbers at such outpatient centers in the future. That's the concern from...

  • Hungry Like the Wolf: The Cheese Barrel

    Updated: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    Courage failed me. I stared into the eyes of the cheese monster and blinked. I smelled his pungent odor, and my knees buckled. I felt his hot breath on my face, turned and ran. I’m not proud. But journalists offer up the truth as much as they tell stories. So here’s both. Casper has been my...

  • Obesity rates are an indictment of the culture

    Updated: Thu, Sep 11, 2014

    The following editorial appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Tuesday, Sept. 9: ——— Anyone who has ever added extra pounds knows it’s much easier to gain weight than to lose it. Now the nation is learning that lesson too. In what is becoming an annual warning that goes unheeded in too...

  • WP-Bloomberg Budget for Sept. 11

    Updated: Wed, Sep 10, 2014

    (c) 2014, The Washington Post. The Washington Post-Bloomberg News Service budget for morning papers of Thursday, Sept.11, 2014. The editors are Effie Dawson and Sergio Non. All stories have moved unless otherwise noted. For questions about stories, photos or graphics, please call 202-334-7666....

  • Depression — a common mental health problem

    Updated: Wed, Sep 10, 2014

    Recent news of the death of a popular celebrity once again reminds us of the most common mental health problem today. It is estimated that 16 million Americans have experienced a bout of depression at some time in their lives. Sometimes it is hard to recognize that the feelings you are having is...

  • Kansas still too fat, national study finds

    Updated: Wed, Sep 10, 2014

    Kansas remains among the top 20 states in the nation in obesity among adults, but the rate appears to be leveling off, according to a national study. Kansas is 19th in the nation in obesity among adults with a rate of 30 percent, up from 22.9 percent in 2004 and 3.5 percent in 1995, according...

  • For women, the consequences of domestic violence can last a lifetime

    Updated: Wed, Sep 10, 2014

    (c) 2014, The Washington Post. It turns out that domestic violence against women doesn't just do short-term damage to a victim's health. It's also associated with diseases, traumas and illnesses that can last a lifetime. Women who have fallen victim to domestic violence are 80 percent more...

  • Seniors boost number of veterans deemed unemployable

    Updated: Wed, Sep 10, 2014

    Jack Behunin received welcome news last year from the Department of Veterans Affairs: Due to war-related medical conditions, he was being declared unfit to work, boosting his tax-free monthly disability compensation from $1,850 to $3,000. Not that he had any interest in a job. The World War II...

  • At East Side Surgery Center, a Rush to Save Rivers’ Life

    Updated: Tue, Sep 9, 2014

    c.2014 New York Times News Service NEW YORK — The call came in to 911 one second before 9:40 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 28, from staff at a clinic on East 93rd Street in Manhattan — a patient in cardiac arrest. The call was coded as “Segment 1,” the highest-level priority handled by 911, according...