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Special to the Los Angeles TimesSay what you will about Mars and Venus, but anatomically, male and female hearts look the same. When healthy, both should be about the size of a fist. Both have three main coronary arteries, the large blood vessels that wrap around the outside of the...
HealthKeyI shouldn't have had a heart attack 11 days shy of my 55th birthday. Just one month earlier I'd passed a physical with flying colors. My blood pressure was its usual 110/70. My bad and good cholesterol levels were respectively low and high. I never...
Chicago TribuneDr. Marc Wallack routinely passed his cardiac exercise stress test with flying colors. He was, after all, a veteran marathon runner with respectable cholesterol and blood pressure numbers. But as many heart disease patients discover, a treadmill analysis...
Special to The TimesWHEN TV journalist Tim Russert died June 13, it was heartbreaking news for his family, friends and fans. Chief of the Washington bureau of NBC News and longtime moderator of "Meet the Press," Russert was known for asking tough questions. He leaves two...
Special to The TimesI'm staring at a brand new pet: my lucky turtle. He's sitting on my desk right next to my computer monitor, smiling at me, cheerful and friendly. He's low maintenance, my turtle -- just a little silver charm, a trinket. He was given to me by the...
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Special to The TimesMany of us have been through illnesses that require operations, risky procedures or recurring downtime that can change our lives, even if we fully recover. Any of this makes us face our death. Our imaginations race toward finality. No matter how elevated...
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, TexasOn Jan. 22, Mayor Glen Robertson went to his cardiologist for a checkup following a weak episode in December. What was supposed to be a routine checkup turned into an extended hospital stay following a surprise triple-bypass surgery. Robertson said he...
Gulf Daily News, Manama, BahrainA WOMAN could have lost her leg after a hospital repeatedly failed to recognise the fact she needed urgent bypass surgery, it has been claimed. Julia Klein thought she had merely twisted her toe in the gym when she first sought treatment a year ago....
Premium Health News ServiceDEAR MAYO CLINIC: I just read that the treadmill stress test is no longer recommended. What's the reasoning behind this? I've had the test before, and it seems like a good way to find heart problems. ANSWER: A treadmill stress test can be helpful if a...
Premium Health News ServicePain is debilitating, interfering with the ability to sleep, work, and enjoy life. It can aggravate other health conditions and lead to depression and anxiety symptoms. Relieving it often requires a trial-and-error approach that embraces the whole person,...
Premium Health News ServiceDEAR MAYO CLINIC: What causes a brain aneurysm? Are there any warning signs? How is a brain aneurysm treated? ANSWER: A brain aneurysm is small, round outpouching of an artery in the brain that develops due to thinning of the blood vessel wall. A brain...
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Depression, anxiety, anger and other negative emotions have been linked to heart disease and heart attacks. But what about the flip side — are positive emotions connected to better heart health? Yes, say two reports that addressed this question from...
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