• high cholesterol Feb 22, 2020

    FDA Approves Drug That Lowers Cholesterol in a New Way

    U.S. regulators have approved a new type of cholesterol-lowering drug aimed at millions of people who don’t get enough help from widely used statin pills like Lipitor and Crestor

  • Donald Trump Nov 19, 2019

    Trump's Weekend Hospital Visit Draws a Skeptical Reaction

    A lack of notice. Past failures to level with the American people. A tough week for the White House as public impeachment hearings got under way. Add it all up, and President Donald Trump’s unscheduled weekend visit to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center raised suspicions about his health, despite White House officials’ insistence that the president was merely getting...

  • heart attack Nov 12, 2019

    Cholesterol Levels Dropping in US, But Many Still Need Care

    Some good health news: Americans’ cholesterol levels are dropping, and more people at especially high risk are getting treatment. Researchers say Monday’s report suggests a controversial change in recommendations for cholesterol treatment may be starting to pay off. “It is very heartening,” said Dr. Pankaj Arora of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, who led the study. “But there is...

  • Halloween Nov 4, 2019

    Halloween's Over, Now What to Do With All Your Kids' Candy

    With trick or treating over, all that candy is in your house. So now what? You can hide it from the kids, or maybe eat it yourself, but there are concerns about the amount of candy kids are consuming. “I am a really big candy fan,” says Heather Flannery. “We eat a lot of candy at our house.” The National...

  • high cholesterol May 21, 2019

    Cholesterol Improves in US Kids Despite High Obesity Rates

    Cholesterol levels in children and teens improved in the latest analysis of U.S. health surveys, yet only half of them had readings considered ideal. Overall, 7% of kids had high cholesterol in surveys from 2009 to 2016. That was down from 10% a decade earlier. In children, high levels mean 200 or above and ideal measures are below 170. The...

  • Los Angeles Mar 26, 2019

    Monthly Free Fruits and Veggies Giveaway Coming to East LA

    The American Heart Association will begin a monthly distribution of free vegetables and fruits to East Los Angeles starting on Wednesday. The “A Tu Salad” program is in partnership with Keck Medicine of USC to address a lack of access to nutritious food in LA.

  • high blood pressure Aug 28, 2018

    Aspirin Disappoints for Avoiding First Heart Attack, Stroke: Study

    Taking a low-dose aspirin every day has long been known to cut the chances of another heart attack, stroke or other heart problem in people who already have had one, but the risks don’t outweigh the benefits for most other folks, major new research finds. Although it’s been used for more than a century, aspirin’s value in many situations is...

  • Chicago Jul 25, 2018

    Lowering Blood Pressure Helps Prevent Mental Decline: Study

    Lowering blood pressure more than usually recommended not only helps prevent heart problems, it also cuts the risk of mental decline that often leads to Alzheimer’s disease, a major study finds. It’s the first time a single step has been clearly shown to help prevent a dreaded condition that has had people trying crossword puzzles, diet supplements and a host...

  • high blood pressure Jul 21, 2017

    North Texas Coffee Recalled for Containing Viagra-Like Ingredient

    Coffee from a North Texas company is being recalled for containing an ingredient similar to Viagra, the FDA says.

  • heart attack Mar 17, 2017

    Cholesterol Drug Cuts Heart Risks, Spurs New Debate on Cost

    A long-acting cholesterol medicine cut the risk of having a heart attack or some other serious problems by 15 to 20 percent in a big study that’s likely to spur fresh debate about what drugs should cost. Statins such as Lipitor and Crestor are cheap and lower LDL or bad cholesterol, but some people can’t tolerate or get enough help...

  • Chicago Oct 11, 2016

    4 Qualities Explain Why Big Cities Are Healthier: Survey

    The American cities with the healthiest, happiest residents are Boston, San Francisco, Chicago, New York and Washington, D.C., according to a new survey that scored communities on important health measures, NBC News reported. While they may not shriek “healthy living,” they all have lots of sidewalks, parks and good public transportation, a report from Gallup and Healthways found. The four...

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