The biggest cause of death in the region often follows a circuitry of life choices and genetics, with the final kill switch thrown by the victims themselves.
This Sept. 14, 2005 file photo shows packs of cigarettes in a store in Brunswick, Maine. It's no secret that smoking causes lung cancer. But what about diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, erectile dysfunction? Fifty years into the war on smoking, scientists still are adding diseases to the long …
“For First Time, Majority in U.S. Supports Public Smoking Ban.” That was the headline in July 2011 as cigarette bans swept the country. In 2000, just one major U.S. city banned smoking at work sites, restaurants and bars. As of last year, 60 percent of the 50 largest cities did, including In…
Cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer have been ranked among the top health concerns in the region. Sound familiar?
Alternative treatments can have a place for treating heart disease.
A new long-term medical study from Northwestern Medicine suggests that individuals with healthy hearts in middle age live up to 14 years longer than peers with two or more cardiovascular risks.
Maybe that wasn't indigestion. And really, should carrying a sack of groceries up a few stairs be so fatiguing?
Maybe that wasn’t indigestion. And really, should carrying a sack of groceries up a few stairs be so fatiguing?
Six years ago, Jennifer Buss began to feel ill as she drove her car. Just as she was able to pull off the road and stop, she passed out. A trip to a cardiologist revealed she needed immediate open heart surgery.
Women are in greater danger of heart disease now than ever. Experts give women advice on how to minimize their risks.
CROWN POINT | Red was the color of the day as 275 men and women gathered for the Crown Point Go Red luncheon Friday in support of the American Heart Association's National Wear Red Day.
Want to eat fish but are afraid of consuming too much mercury? In an unusual health study, researchers analyzing toxin levels in toenail clippings determined that mercury from eating fish does not raise the risk of heart disease or stroke.
What are we supposed to eat? We hear so many messages every day about foods that are good for us and foods that are bad for us. We also hear messages about things like strokes, heart disease, cancer and obesity that are related to what we eat. Has anyone formulated a comprehensive diet plan …
Pulmonary embolisms — like the one affecting tennis star Serena Williams — are blood clots in the arteries of the lungs — and they often originate in the legs, traveling up to the lungs.
Salt is an important part of our diet. Along with water, it's the one thing we can't live without. But too much salt can quickly become too much of a good thing. Here's how to keep your daily salt intake at the recommended level.
Everyone has heard of a heart attack, and most people understand the cause of heart attacks. A stroke is the same kind of thing that happens in the brain, cutting off oxygen to an area of the brain and causing brain cells to start dying.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Strokes are rising dramatically among young and middle-aged Americans while dropping in older people, a sign that the obesity epidemic may be starting to shift the age burden of the disease.
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