| Nov 12, 2013
| 5:20 PM
Are you among the more than 70 million American adults who should be discussing the possibility of statin therapy with a physician to reduce your risk of heart attack or stroke? For many, the answer may come as a surprise.
Getting that answer is...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 4:12 PM
The British Medical Journal has issued a clarion call to all who want to ward off heart disease: Forget the statins and bring back the bacon (or at least the full-fat yogurt). Saturated fat is not the widow-maker it's been made out to be, writes British...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 1:15 PM
Soda, fruit juice, candy and other sugar-laden foods are everywhere, but how dangerous are they? It's common knowledge that consumed in excess, these sugar-filled products can cause a slew of health problems. This is nothing new for countless doctors...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 9:54 PM
Amid concern among some experts that the healthcare giant had been slow to act, Kaiser Permanente has announced it will join a Los Angeles County patient transfer network that quickly gets victims of severe heart attacks to specially equipped hospitals to...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 5:16 PM
A nationwide effort to promote CPR appears to have boosted survival rates for people who went into cardiac arrest in their homes, offices, grocery stores, movie theaters or anywhere else that wasn’t a hospital, new research shows.
The data come...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 10:57 AM
McDonald’s this week said it would offer value menu customers a side of salad, fruit or vegetables as an alternative to French fries in a move that some analysts attributed to an attempt to boost static sales.
The arrangement will be set in motion...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 1:44 PM
Actor James Gandolfini’s death at age 51 from an apparent cardiac arrest while in Rome shocked fans and friends alike. But sudden cardiac arrest, a misunderstood term, is all too common, cardiologists say.
The "Sopranos" actor was taken from his...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 6:30 PM
An intense nationwide push to speed hospital treatment for heart attack patients has been a success, cutting by 20% the average time people waited before getting their clogged arteries opened between 2005 and 2009.
But in a twist cardiologists called...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 2:07 PM
It may seem difficult to consume two weeks' worth of fat in one day. Now think about eating that much fat in a single meal.
But Long John Silver's Big Catch -- "the worst restaurant meal in America" -- manages it, says the Center for Science in the...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 1:19 PM
The Center for Science in the Public Interest rarely makes friends in the nation’s chain restaurants. The advocacy group frequently calls out foods it finds nutritionally objectionable.
And on Tuesday, it put Long John Silver’s Big Catch...
| Jun 16, 2013
| 8:00 AM
With the economy on the rebound, Americans once again are cracking open their pocketbooks to take family vacations and other leisure trips.
But corporate managers in charge of spending for business conferences and conventions remain tightfisted....