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What Health Care Reform Means for Your Heart

The WebMD Health Exchange Talk about heart health on the Heart Disease Exchange Health care reform means a lot of things to different people - from expanding care to the uninsured to increasing premiums, from impacting our deficit to...Show More Summary

Could Your Health Use a Stimulus Recovery Plan?

The WebMD Health Exchange Share your stress reduction strategies on the Heart Health Exchange Do bears have more heart attacks than bulls?Fortunately, this is not an issue I encounter everyday in my cardiology practice, but a recent Duke study suggests that maybe I should be reading The Wall Street Journal in addition to the American Heart Journal. Show More Summary

The Low-Fat Diet - The Trojan Horse of Heart Disease?

The WebMD Health Exchange Talk about heart healthy eating on the Heart Disease Exchange Cardiologists everywhere are thinking about swallowing their pride, or at least a nice sirloin steak.For more than forty years, we have been recommending a relatively consistent dietary approach to prevent heart disease. Show More Summary

Welcome to the WebMD Health Exchange!

Our blogs have a new look – and an exciting new option for you! After reading a post, you’ll now be able to talk about it with others in our WebMD Health Exchange. Exchange provides a dynamic community experience that allows you to connect with others who have similar interests and concerns. Show More Summary

Are You Stressing Your Heart?

Between the economy, winter doldrums, and the latest episode of "Lost," there is a lot to be stressed about these days. And you don't need to be a doctor to know that stress manifests itself in many different ways, from the more obvious...Show More Summary

Getting Your Fats Straight

Eating heart-healthy can seem pretty complicated sometimes. Getting rid of your salt-shaker is easy enough, but all the recommendations about fiber, fish oil, nuts, and red meat are enough to raise your blood pressure. So let's simplify...Show More Summary

Sex and Your Heart

Lynn Holland/ CC BY-ND 2.0Every so often, a medical research study just makes people smile.This was the case a few weeks ago when the American Journal of Cardiology reported that men having sex twice a week had about half the risk of developing heart disease than those having sex once a month. Show More Summary

Women’s and Men’s Heart Attack Symptoms: What’s the Difference?

Fractal Ken/ CC BY 2.0Women and men may come from Venus and Mars, but Heart Month should remind us all that we have more in common sometimes than we might think - particularly where our hearts are concerned. Heart disease remains the...Show More Summary

The Mediterranean Diet - It's Nuts!

Metabolic syndrome is a group of risk factors, including high blood pressure, high blood sugar, high cholesterol levels, and fat in the midsection that increase one's risk of heart disease and diabetes. Diet, exercise, and medications...Show More Summary

World Diabetes Day

Today is World Diabetes Day (11/14). Stop for a moment and think about these facts:Every 10 seconds someone dies from diabetes-related complications. In that same time period two new individuals develop the disease.Over 250 million people in the world have diabetes; in less than 20 years this number will reach 380 million. Show More Summary

Something Fishy

Did you know that the American Heart Association recommends adding fish to your diet at least twice a week? The American Diabetes Association recommends 2-3 three ounce servings of fish per week for people with diabetes. Fish is a source...Show More Summary

Blood Test to Detect Heart Disease?

A blood test that may identify those with heart disease is being tested by researchers at Duke University (North Carolina). Based on a set of genetic markers that indicate both the presence and the level of artery blockages, researchers...Show More Summary

The "Flat Belly" Diet

Hope this finds everyone well! I noticed this week that there is a link from my Google homepage to this "flat belly diet." Funny, Web MD just happens to have an article about it too. I generally have a lot of faith in Prevention Magazine...Show More Summary

Confused by Research on What to Eat? Here's Why

Readers warning: what follows is a brief review of some of the flaws in nutrition research. If you're like me, your eyes glaze over whenever you try to get through study results, and frequently you end up with a headache and no more enlightened. Show More Summary

Reading Lists

I am totally dry on what to write about today, and I am overdue to post (based on my plan to try to post twice a week). So while I was staring at my blog I noticed all those blog links that are on the side of the page. I thought, doShow More Summary

Tired? Get Off the Couch!

From Reuters, 2/2008: Feeling tired all the time? The solution is a steady effort of low intensity exercise, such as a daily stroll. Researchers at the University of Georgia have demonstrated that regular exercise can increase perceived...Show More Summary

Colorectal Cancer

Since a close member of my family is suffering from a colon cancer I thought I would take this opportunity to remind you that March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.This type of cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death,...Show More Summary

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