155 Items Tagged

heart disease

6 Health Lessons I Learned From Dr. Oz

Who doesn't know at least a little bit about Dr. Oz? Most of us can rattle off these impressive lines from his bio: A Harvard-trained cardiac surgeon,...

Joel Kahn, M.D.
May 28 2014

5 Tips To Manage & Prevent A Stroke

As a child, I watched my grandfather suffer a stroke that eventually killed him. Now, as a neurologist and director of the Geisinger Stroke Program,...

Dr. Edgar Kenton
May 21 2014

9 Ways To Up Your Chances Of A Long & Healthy Life

Are we doing everything we can to live long and healthy lives? According to a new analysis from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),...

May 7 2014

7 Tests That Could Help You Live To Be 100

Is living until you're a healthy 150 years old on the verge of becoming the new norm? Will 200 be the new 70? We live at a time when the concept of...

Is Antiseptic Mouthwash Hurting Your Heart?

Many people use antiseptic mouthwash nightly to quickly refresh and clean their mouth after brushing their teeth. But did you know this daily habit...

Dr. Reid Winick
April 30 2014

Survival Of The Firmest: What Your Erection Says About Your Health

Almost 400 years ago, English physician Thomas Sydenham wrote that “a man is as old as his arteries.” I can relate. As a cardiologist, my practice is...

Joel Kahn, M.D.
April 27 2014

Why You Should Eat More Plants & Fewer Animals (Lessons From Finland)

In the early 1970s, young men in Finland were dying from heart attacks at the highest rates in the industrialized world. In the North Karelia region...

Joel Kahn, M.D.
April 9 2014

20 Risks For Heart Disease You Didn't Know You Had

By now, pretty much everyone is familiar with the classic risk factors for heart disease: smoking, poor diet, Type A personality, sedentary lifestyle,...

Dr. Ronald Hoffman
April 2 2014

Is Red Wine REALLY Good For You? A Cardiologist Explains

Many people, myself included, count wine as one of the joys in life. Cabernet sauvignon, pinot noir, zinfandel, nebbiolo, sangiovese, cannonau … the...

Joel Kahn, M.D.
April 1 2014

Study: Drinking Diet Soda Means You're More Likely To Die Of Heart Disease

Here's more ammunition in the fight against a Western diet full of chemicals and processed foods: according to findings presented on Saturday at the...

March 31 2014

Study: Saturated Fats Don't Cause Heart Disease

We’ve been told for years that consuming greasy foods will lead us to an early grave. The explanation that saturated fats cause premature death by...

Austin Perlmutter
March 19 2014

What Paleo Gets Right: A Vegan Cardiologist Explains

How many vegans does it take to change a lightbulb? One to change the lightbulb and three to answer aggressive Paleo bloggers who insist their health...

Joel Kahn, M.D.
March 18 2014

Why Your Emotional Hang-Ups Are Hurting Your Health

Instead of talking about lowering cholesterol and the benefits of exercise and diet (which are all true!), I want to focus on the non-physical aspects...

Susan Blum, M.D., MPH
March 7 2014

Why Everyone Should Walk 30 Minutes A Day

In Japan, Shinrin-yoku — translated as "forest bathing" — is the act of walking in nature to manage stress and relax. Aristotle made the outdoors his...

Marina Chetner
March 6 2014

Deal With Your Emotions To Beat Heart Disease

As a cardiologist, my main job is to see people with heart disease and to counsel them on treatment and prevention. What many people don't realize,...

Dr. Kavitha Chinnaiyan
March 4 2014

Is There Such A Thing As Too Much Good Fat?

Olive oil has become a universal sign of fine dining. The waiter brings a basket of freshly baked bread, places a dish on the table, and with a...

Joel Kahn, M.D.
March 4 2014

Why You Should Have A Little Dark Chocolate Every Day

Do you ever feel like health advice has bipolar disorder or at the very least, mood swings? One day margarine is going to save your heart and then we...

Dr. Will Clower
February 28 2014

8 Tests For Heart Disease That Many Doctors Never Run

Most people have their blood pressure, heart rate, lipid profile, fasting blood sugar, and even vitamin D levels measured during their yearly...

Dr. Manisha Ghei
February 27 2014

11 Simple Things Anyone Can Do To Live A Healthier Life

When you don’t have enough energy to head off to yoga, volunteer at school, or just get through your to-do list, it's the pits. And no amount of...

Joel Kahn, M.D.
February 25 2014

What I Wish Everyone Knew About Preventing Heart Disease

There are constant reminders that the number-one killer worldwide remains a pressing problem despite advances in medical technology. It's shocking to...

Joel Kahn, M.D.
February 13 2014