Why My Husband's Heart Attack Shouldn't Have Been a Shock
I was waiting for my husband to come home for dinner when I got the text message every spouse fears. It was from Sean's number, but it wasn't Sean. "Hey there, I'm an EMS tech taking your husband to the emergency room." Shocked and panicking, I was determined not to cry in front of my 5-year-old
New Cholesterol Guidelines Mean These Foods Could Be Back on the Table
Now that an influential group of nutrition scientists have indicated the U.S. Department of Agriculture may drop the cholesterol -guidelines-28876990">50-year-old warning against eating cholesterol-laden foods , some changes to the American diet may be in order. The current recommendation by the
12 Surprising Things That Mess With Your Memory
You regularly ransack the house to find your keys. You suddenly can't recall the name of your kid's teacher. You made your six-month dentist appointment three months late. Sound familiar? Fear not: most forgetfulness isn't anything serious, says Majid Fotuhi, MD, PhD, founder and chief medical
7 Medical Tests Every Man Needs
Admit it, guys: You don’t even like going to the doctor when there’s something wrong, let alone for preventative check-ups. But being proactive about your health—by getting recommended screenings for serious conditions and diseases—could mean you’ll spend less time at the doctor’s office down the
Move Over Statins : Legumes Are Nature's Cholesterol Busters
By Neha Sharma, D.O. A serving of legumes a day may keep bad cholesterol at bay, a new study has found. Researchers in the United States and Canada have found that daily consumption of non-oil-seed legumes – like chickpeas, lentils or peas – can significantly...
Double Duty Drug: Statins May Fight MS
By Neha Sharma, D.O. Cholesterol-busting statins may have an unexpected benefit for patients with multiple sclerosis, a new study found. Researchers in the U.K. studied 140 patients diagnosed with the most severe form of the disease, known as secondary progressive MS. They found that high doses...
Cheat Sheet: Sound Knowledgeable at Thanksgiving With ABC's Recap of the News
It's time for Thanksgiving dinner, and that means making conversation with family, friends, and that random family from church that Aunt Sally always invites over for turkey day. Know what that means? You need to be in the know about what's going on in the world, or at least know enough to fake it.
Mutants Might Save My Life
Actually "save" is an overstatement. Prolong is better. Immortality would be great, I think, but that puts me into the realm of the comic book world. Let's not focus on the semantics. If I can get a few extra years then I'll take it. Mutants, though, is a word that works. Not the knives in the
19 Superfoods For Your Heart
While deaths due to heart disease have dropped in recent years ,it's still the No. 1 killer of Americans [httpwww.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/lcod.htm] . The good news is that we now know a ton about how to prevent cardiovascular disease, which includes both strokes and heart attacks. It's clear that