Cardiovascular Disease

The red meat or white meat debate is a draw: Eating white meat, such as poultry, will have an identical effect on your cholesterol level as eating red beef, new research indicates.
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June 04, 2019 - 4:30 pm
By Susan Scutti, CNN (CNN) - - The red meat or white meat debate is a draw: Eating white meat, such as poultry, will have an identical effect on your cholesterol level as eating red beef, new research indicates. The long-held belief that eating white meat is less harmful for your heart may still...
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May 30, 2019 - 4:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — We know that obesity is associated with any increased risk of cardiovascular disease as well as an increased risk of colon cancer. The traditional way that...
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February 25, 2019 - 3:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Women who have had a heart attack or a stroke before the age of 35 have almost double the risk of going into menopause early. The research was performed in...
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In this Aug. 27, 2014 file photo, a laptop computer monitors a patient's heart function as he takes a stress test while riding a stationary bike in Augusta, Ga.
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January 31, 2019 - 10:15 am
By Marilynn Marchione, AP Chief Medical Writer A new report estimates that nearly half of all U.S. adults have some form of heart or blood vessel disease, a medical milestone that's mostly due to recent guidelines that expanded how many people have high blood pressure. The American Heart...
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January 23, 2019 - 3:00 am
KYW’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — News from the University of Western Australia suggests there could be a direct impact on our knowledge of the development of cardiovascular disease throughout the...
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January 15, 2019 - 3:00 am
KYW’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Researchers in the Netherlands recommend you get your sleep if you want to prevent heart disease. But what is the appropriate amount of sleep? According to several...
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cholesterol guidelines
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November 10, 2018 - 12:12 pm
By Jessica Ravitz, CNN (CNN) -- New cholesterol guidelines recommend a more personalized approach in risk assessments, a returned focus on LDL target levels and new drug options for those at highest risk for cardiovascular disease. The guidelines were announced Saturday during the American Heart...
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October 20, 2018 - 11:23 am
By Wayne Drash, CNN (CNN) -- We've all heard exercise helps you live longer. But a new study goes one step further, finding that a sedentary lifestyle is worse for your health than smoking, diabetes and heart disease. Dr. Wael Jaber, a cardiologist at the Cleveland Clinic and senior author of the...
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Hearing Loss
June 27, 2018 - 3:30 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- There is no doubt that hearing loss can be associated with brief exposure to extremely loud noise or consistent exposure to loud noise in the damaging range. That is...
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