HealthCentral is pleased to announce we will be hosting a Back to School #HealthTipsChat tweet chat on Wednesday, August 13 from 2-3 PM Eastern Time. The tweet chat will be moderated by Texas Children's Hospital. Adiaha I.A. Spinks-Franklin, M.D., will be answering questions from the Texas Children's Twitter handle @TexasChildrens. Dr. Franklin... Read more
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The answer is beans!
More than one study has supported the effectiveness of dry beans to lower cholesterol levels. This past May 2014, a meta analysis released in the Canadian Medical Association Journal analyzed the results of twenty-six randomized controlled trials lasting at least three weeks in... Read more
Olive oil, a major component of the Mediterrean diet is rich in monosaturated (healthy) fats. People who live in Mediterrean regions have longer life expectancies and lower risk of cardiovascular diseases as compared to their North American and Northern European counterparts. A study conducted at the Parc de Recerca Biomedica de Barcelona, Spain,... Read more
Hello everyone, I had a Boston Scientific Automatic Internal cardioverter/defibrillator/pacer implanted in August 2010. It was 22 days after I had suffered a major M.I. where my LAD was 99% blocked. They placed a Drug Eluding Stent in the LAD. The M.I. occurred while I was hiking at Enchanted Rock State ParK. Being in such an isolated... Read more
Today heart disease is one of the major concerns of a huge number of people across the world. However, this disease still remains neglected and people highly ignore the symptoms of this disease. According to notable heart disease research organizations, heart related diseases are responsible for around 60% of the deaths occurring all over the... Read more