Tag: cholesterol

Prevent Stroke: Non-Invasive Ways to Help

Each year in the United States, 785,000 people suffer a stroke.  Furthermore, it is the fourth leading cause of death and its consequences are among the top causes of disability in the U.S.  The good news is that there are...

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Weight Loss? There May Be a Pill for That

Anyone who’s ever tried to lose weight has wished they could pop a pill and be done with the whole thing. And we have no doubt that whoever invents that pill will make billions. Over the years, there have been a few drugs that helped with weight mana…

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Deadly Differences: Women and Men are NOT the Same

We all know that men live shorter, less-healthy lives than women. Part of the problem is that men’s and women’s bodies respond differently to the same condition. And far too often, those differences kill. The bottom line is that despite attempts to…

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Put down the Wine, Buddy, and Back away Real Slow…

Over the years, there have been dozens of studies that document the health benefits of resveratrol, a natural chemical found in the skin of red grapes, pomegranates, and elsewhere. Those benefits include improving cardiovascular functioning, reducing d…

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Are Statins the New Miracle Drug?

If you’re between 40 and 60 and aren’t taking a statin drug, talk to your healthcare provider about getting a prescription. Statins are typically prescribed for patients who have high cholesterol or some other risk factor of heart disease. But a ne…

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Could Ikea Be the Next Health Food Store?

The Mediterranean diet—rich in beans, fish, fresh vegetables, nuts, olive oil, and whole grains—is widely considered a heart-healthy way to lower cholesterol, lose weight, and reduce a variety of health risks. The diet is based on traditional foods…

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Volunteering Is Good for the Heart–Really

Somehow, when our parents told us that it’s better to give than to receive, we never really believed them. But according to a new study, they may have been telling the truth. The study, which tracked more than 100 Canadian 10th...

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