Heart Stories

Why belly fat is dangerous and how to control it

Why belly fat is dangerous and how to control it

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Obesity is a major issue in the United States, but the latest research suggests we may need to change the way we look at fat.

A historical perspective: More people today are surviving heart problems

A historical perspective: More people today are surviving heart problems

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Today, the likelihood that you will die from a heart attack in a hospital is 2 percent.

Tips for dealing with tempting holiday foods

Tips for dealing with tempting holiday foods

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The holidays are here, and so is the tempting food! Special holiday foods constitute part of the holiday tradition, but there is no need to panic or give in to every temptation.

One patient’s story of ignoring symptoms: ‘I was dying’

One patient’s story of ignoring symptoms: ‘I was dying’

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It’s so important to take action when something isn’t right with your health. Every day, we see patients who have ignored symptoms for years.

New study suggests the lower your LDL cholesterol, the better

New study suggests the lower your LDL cholesterol, the better

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Statins may not be the only option for patients with high cholesterol. Dr. Joseph Hill shares his reaction to a new study.

Could diet sodas be harming your health?

Could diet sodas be harming your health?

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Dr. Joseph Hill discusses the potential negative impact diet soda can have on your health.

New, biodegradable heart stent looks promising, could relieve chest pain

New, biodegradable heart stent looks promising, could relieve chest pain

 

We see and hear a lot these days about “going green” – whether it’s the buildings we work in, the cars we drive, or even the food we eat. Now comes a new “green” medical device that promises to help certain heart patients.

Running and your heart: Every little bit counts

Running and your heart: Every little bit counts

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Even minimal amounts of exercise may be enough to increase life expectancy and significantly lower the risk of heart disease.

Let the healing begin

 

Advanced approach opens totally blocked arteries without major surgery

The ‘stealth’ help we’ve had in cutting salt from our diet

The ‘stealth’ help we’ve had in cutting salt from our diet

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The National Salt Reduction Initiative is helping reduce the nation’s sodium consumption. Following these simple tips can help you take the next step.