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Chocolate and Weight Control

Chocolate and Weight Control

Jun 08, 2012
Eating the right kinds of chocolate in moderation may aid in weight control.

Z-Pak Antibiotic May Increase Risk of Death in Adult Patients

May 25, 2012
Despite benefits, azithromycin does come along with certain risks, one of which may be increased risk of death according to a recent study.
New Treatment for Pulmonary Embolism

New Treatment for Pulmonary Embolism

May 24, 2012
A blood clot-fighting drug can treat pulmonary embolism in an easy, safe and effective way.
What is Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)?

What is Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)?

May 24, 2012
Patient foramen ovale (PFO) occurs in as many as 1 in 4 individuals. This common heart defect is usually not treated unless other heart problems are detected.

Female Atrial Fibrillation Patients at Greater Stroke Risk than Men

May 18, 2012

Research has shown that stroke risk may be even greater in women vs. men with atrial fibrillation.

Stress Tests and Chest Pain

May 16, 2012

Overall, the majority of stress tests performed on patients with chest pain and low cardiovascular risk are relatively unnecessary.

Warfarin vs. Aspirin in Heart Failure Patients

May 16, 2012

Many have wondered if prescribing warfarin might benefit heart failure patients even more, given its strength compared to aspirin.

Your Role in the Patient-Centered Health Care Team

Your Role in the Patient-Centered Health Care Team

May 14, 2012
Learn how to take a more active role in the health care you receive and why it's important.

Weight Loss Programs in Clinical Settings

May 08, 2012
Maintaining a healthy weight is one of the best ways that patients can promote good health.
A Comparison of Cardiovascular Risk Models

A Comparison of Heart Disease Risk Models

May 04, 2012
Accounting for new markers of heart health helps doctors better assess your cardiovascular risk.

Positive Outlook May Reduce Risk for Heart Disease

May 03, 2012

A positive outlook on life is associated with as much as a 50% reduction in cardiovascular risk.

Are Drug-Eluting Stents as Safe for Women?

Are Drug-Eluting Stents as Safe for Women?

Apr 25, 2012
Drug-eluting stents may be just as safe and effective in women as in men.
Mechanical Aortic Valve Replacement Before Pregnancy

Mechanical Aortic Valve Replacement Before Pregnancy

Apr 24, 2012
Surgery and blood thinners may help women with aortic valve disease have safe pregnancy and delivery.
Choosing Your Heart Disease Treatment Wisely

Choosing Your Heart Disease Treatment Wisely

Apr 18, 2012
Five things you should consider with your doctor when it comes to choosing the best treatment.
Tips for Making Decisions About Heart Failure Treatment

Tips for Making Decisions About Heart Failure Treatment

Apr 18, 2012
The key to optimal heart failure treatment is shared decision making between patient and health care provider.

Follow PCI Procedure with Physical Activity

Apr 17, 2012

Patients may significantly increase their physical activity and ultimately reduce their risk of complications and death by nearly 25%.

TAVI Improves Quality of Life in Patients with Aortic Stenosis

Apr 16, 2012

It is important that the procedure not only extends life but improves quality of life as well.

The Truth about Fish

Apr 16, 2012

Not only does eating fish reduce risk for heart disease, it may boast a wealth of other health benefits.

Weight Loss Programming in Underserved Populations

Apr 16, 2012

Intervention programs help patients get results by assisting them in losing weight and improving blood pressure control.

Treating Restenosis in Patients with Stents

Treating Restenosis in Patients with Stents

Apr 12, 2012
Restenosis is the re-narrowing of the arteries after angioplasty. Comparing treatment options for restenosis shows that a drug-eluting stent is a safe and effective procedure.
Self-Affirmation and Medication Adherence in Hypertensive African Americans

Self-Affirmation and Medication Adherence in Hypertensive African Americans

Apr 10, 2012
Positive thinking may help with medication adherence more than you might think.
Physical Activity, Sedentary Time and Cardiovascular Risk in Adolescents

Physical Activity, Sedentary Time and Cardiovascular Risk in Adolescents

Apr 09, 2012
Replacing sedentary time with more physical activity may be key to better heart health in adolescents.
The Right Amount of Sleep for Heart Health

The Right Amount of Sleep for Heart Health

Mar 28, 2012
Getting more or less sleep than you need can put you at risk for stroke, heart attack and heart disease.
Sleep Apnea Increases Cardiovascular Risk in Women

Sleep Apnea Increases Cardiovascular Risk in Women

Mar 20, 2012
Breathing interruptions during sleep increases cardiovascular risk in both men and women but can be treated in simple ways.
Nicotine Patches to Quit Smoking During Pregnancy

Nicotine Patches to Quit Smoking During Pregnancy

Mar 15, 2012
Can nicotine patches help pregnant women quit smoking safely?