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Cardiovascular Disease

Peverley hospitalized, teammates try to regroup

ST. LOUIS | Stars forward Rich Peverley remained hospitalized Tuesday in Dallas, undergoing heart tests after collapsing on the bench during a game that was postponed.

March 11, 2014 5:53 pm
What's killing the region? 12 years, 24,000 deaths

What's killing the region? 12 years, 24,000 deaths

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.

February 15, 2014 10:30 pm
ANDREA NEAL: Token fine for tokin' doesn't make sense

ANDREA NEAL: Token fine for tokin' doesn't make sense

“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…

June 05, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: NWI health data are vital statistics

Cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer have been ranked among the top health concerns in the region. Sound familiar?

June 02, 2013 12:00 am
Alternative treatments for heart disease

Alternative treatments for heart disease

Alternative treatments can have a place  for treating heart disease.

February 02, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Heart-healthy habits extend lifespan

Heart-healthy habits extend lifespan

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.

February 02, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Heart screenings can save lives

Heart screenings can save lives

Maybe that wasn't indigestion. And really, should carrying a sack of groceries up a few stairs be so fatiguing?

January 31, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Heart screenings can save lives

Heart screenings can save lives

Maybe that wasn’t indigestion. And really, should carrying a sack of groceries up a few stairs be so fatiguing?

January 16, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Women's heart disease can bring unexpected symptoms

Women's heart disease can bring unexpected symptoms

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.

January 14, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Take heart: Women's cardiovascular disease may be preventable

Take heart: Women's cardiovascular disease may be preventable

Women are in greater danger of heart disease now than ever. Experts give women advice on how to minimize their risks.

February 09, 2012 9:00 am
Women (and men) Go Red for heart health

Women (and men) Go Red for heart health

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.

February 04, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Study reveals no heart risk from mercury in fish

Study reveals no heart risk from mercury in fish

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.

March 23, 2011 12:00 am
How the Mediterranean diet works

How the Mediterranean diet works

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 …

March 08, 2011 12:00 am

What is a pulmonary embolism and how to tell if you have one

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.

March 06, 2011 12:00 am
Shaking the salt habit

Shaking the salt habit

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.

February 24, 2011 12:00 am
How Strokes Work

How Strokes Work

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.

February 17, 2011 12:00 am

Strokes are rising fast among young, middle-aged

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.

February 14, 2011 12:00 am
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