Tag Archives: heart health

Berries

Eat Color!

Foods naturally red, blue, and purple contain powerful anthocyanin antioxidants widely believed to benefit the heart and blood vessels. ... More
Do Palm Oils Increase Heart Risk?

Do Palm Oils Increase Heart Risk?

I know that coconut oil is bad for a person. What about palm oil? The answer depends on whether the oil is extracted from the fruit versus the kernel (pit) of the Elaesis guineensis palm plant. Both oils are high in saturated fats, which the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute warns can increase heart […] ... More
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Heart Beat

Dr. Zipes offers advice on toxic friendships, LifeVests that prevent against sudden cardiac arrest, and fitness. ... More
Two Views on Calcium Deposits in Heart

Two Views on Calcium Deposits in Heart

I have a leaky mitral valve and calcium deposits in my heart. One surgeon said: “We leave calcium deposits alone.” Another one said: “We always remove them.” Both doctors are world-class. Why would they have different opinions? Both of your doctors could be right. It depends on where the calcium is, how much is there, […] ... More
Pacemaker is Uncomfortable

Pacemaker is Uncomfortable

Q: My pacemaker stands out more than other ladies’ pacemakers and causes me pain. Guess I just have to be happy I’m not passing out anymore. A: The pacemaker or its wires may stand out due to your having little body fat or because of where the pacemaker was implanted. I would not worry about […] ... More

The Future of Medicine is Now

The inventor tinkering in a garage and coming up with a better mousetrap is a cherished American image. These days, that tinkering is likely to take place at a sophisticated computer or high-powered microscope. But no matter how they do their work, scientists continue to come up with ingenious and useful advances. Here are a […] ... More
Pop a Grape Instead of a Pill

Pop a Grape Instead of a Pill

Grapes may be an antidote to high blood pressure caused by too much dietary salt. University of Michigan scientists put rats on high-sodium diets and gave some of them blood pressure-lowering medication, and others powder made from whole grapes. Both groups developed high blood pressure, but the systolic pressure remained lower than in rats that […] ... More