heart disease

Having higher-than-normal cholesterol and blood pressure levels before age 40 can raise your risk of heart disease later in life more than you might think, according to a new study.
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July 15, 2019 - 3:23 pm
By Jacqueline Howard, CNN (CNN) - - Having higher-than-normal cholesterol and blood pressure levels before age 40 can raise your risk of heart disease later in life more than you might think, according to a new study. A level of "bad" LDL cholesterol at 100 mg/dL or higher as a young adult was...
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May 21, 2019 - 4:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. ​​​​ By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A good deal of work is being done in Germany focusing on the relationship between sleep deprivation, work-related stress and the development of...
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Taking low-dose aspirin to prevent heart disease and stroke is associated with an increased risk of bleeding in the skull in people without a history of those conditions, according to a new report.
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May 13, 2019 - 3:39 pm
By Dr. Edith Bracho-Sanchez and Sandee LaMotte, CNN (CNN) - - Taking low-dose aspirin to prevent heart disease and stroke is associated with an increased risk of bleeding in the skull in people without a history of those conditions, according to a new report. Researchers analyzed data from 13...
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April 09, 2019 - 4:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — According to information, released at the latest meeting of the Endocrine Society in New Orleans, teenagers who refrain from exercise and spend the bulk of...
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March 19, 2019 - 3:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Moderate alcohol consumption can fight heart disease, but when does alcohol become a problem? According to a Wake Forest study based on research from 17,...
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March 15, 2019 - 10:13 pm
By Lindsey Tanner PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The latest U.S. research on eggs won't go over easy for those who can't eat breakfast without them. Adults who ate about 1 ½ eggs daily had a slightly higher risk of heart disease than those who ate no eggs. The study showed the more eggs, the greater the risk...
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Hundreds of people showed up at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia this weekend to sweat it out for a good cause.
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March 10, 2019 - 1:49 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Hundreds of people showed up at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia this weekend to sweat it out for a good cause. "It brings together so many people in support of heart babies or heart families, its such a wonderful experience," said Phoebe Kaufman, whose...
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February 14, 2019 - 3:30 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Hopefully you have received a gift or are preparing to purchase a gift for your special valentine — or at the very least buying a gift for yourself. This...
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salt shaker
Lynne Adkins
February 10, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- We often hear that adults should avoid too much sodium, but it's also an issue for children. Sodium can lead to high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke. So grabbing the salt shaker at every meal is not a good idea. "These problems that start in childhood can...
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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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