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Heart Disease

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  • Goldberg: Inhospitable Earth -- compared to what?

    Goldberg: Inhospitable Earth -- compared to what?
    You just can't out-gloom an environmentalist. The Atlantic invited some luminaries to answer the question "How and when will the world end?" Some contributions were funny. Others simply plausible — a volcanic eruption from underneath Yellowstone...
  • New York Mayor Bloomberg may also cure dementia

    New York Mayor Bloomberg may also cure dementia
    New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced his latest health initiative this week: He’s banning elevators! OK, not really. But he did say he was planning to introduce legislation that would inspire New Yorkers to take the stairs by making staircases...
  • Erasing obesity means more than just taking a walk

    Erasing obesity means more than just taking a walk
    Who in our society — aside from the folks who believe that man walked with the dinosaurs back when Earth was created a few thousand years ago — can resist science? We eat up, sometimes in a literal sense, every new study that finds that one...
  • L.A. Now Live: Air board to monitor pollution next to freeways

    L.A. Now Live: Air board to monitor pollution next to freeways
    Join us at 9 a.m. when we talk with Times reporter Tony Barboza about the decision by air-quality regulators to begin monitoring pollution levels near major Southern California traffic corridors. For the first time starting next year, the South Coast...
  • One-quarter of deaths from heart disease, stroke avoidable, CDC says

    One-quarter of deaths from heart disease, stroke avoidable, CDC says
    At least 200,000 deaths due to heart disease and stroke can be prevented each year by quitting smoking, controlling blood pressure and cholesterol, and taking aspirin when recommended by a physician, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and...
  • For nearly 1 in 5 Americans, BMI may tell the wrong story

    For nearly 1 in 5 Americans, BMI may tell the wrong story
    Obese is bad and lean is good. End of story, right? Wrong, say a pair of University of Pennsylvania physicians and obesity researchers who are calling for better ways to assess individual health prospects than the body mass index, or BMI. The BMI--a...
  • Food makers' health claims are hard to swallow

    Food makers' health claims are hard to swallow
    A few years ago, Kellogg Co. embarked on an ad campaign to convince parents that eating Frosted Mini-Wheats cereal would make star students of their children, with higher levels of attention and memory. "Clinical studies" — a revered term —...
  • Randy Travis stabilized, showing 'signs of improvement'

    Randy Travis stabilized, showing 'signs of improvement'
    Doctors for Randy Travis gave an update and more details Wednesday on the country superstar's condition since his hospitalization Sunday in Texas. Travis came through the ER at Baylor Medical Center in McKinney on Sunday after suffering a viral upper-...
  • Randy Travis in surgery after suffering stroke, rep says

    Randy Travis in surgery after suffering stroke, rep says
    Randy Travis has had a stroke and was undergoing surgery at a Plano, Texas, hospital to relieve pressure on his brain, his representative said Wednesday evening. The singer remains in critical condition. The stroke came as a result of Travis' congestive...
  • Arsenic in apple juice: FDA proposes limiting level of toxic metal

    Arsenic in apple juice: FDA proposes limiting level of toxic metal
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has proposed limiting how much arsenic can be in apple juice sold to Americans. The agency is acting in the wake of a Consumer Reports analysis on levels of the potentially poisonous metal in the popular fruit drink. ...
  • Randy Travis 'awake and alert,' still in critical condition

    Randy Travis 'awake and alert,' still in critical condition
    Things are looking up a bit for Randy Travis, his doctors said Monday in a video press conference. The country star, who had been heavily sedated since surgery Wednesday to reduce stroke-induced pressure on his brain, is still in critical condition...