heart disease

Running lab tests.
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KYW Staff
December 04, 2019 - 3:29 pm
Over the years, we have learned that the saliva we produce can tell us a lot about ourselves. As a result, a growing number of studies are being undertaken to look at some of the clues saliva can provide. Read more here.
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Scientist looking at DNA.
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KYW Staff
November 20, 2019 - 5:59 pm
When it comes to good health, good genes can play a big role. Read more here.
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A woman getting her blood pressure checked by a doctor.
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KYW Staff
November 19, 2019 - 5:29 pm
Roughly one-half of the 35 million people with high blood pressure are women. Read more here.
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The American Heart Association conference, held in Philadelphia this year.
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Antionette Lee
November 16, 2019 - 3:10 pm
People with severe but stable heart disease from clogged arteries may have less chest pain if they get a procedure to improve blood flow rather than just giving medicines a chance to help, but it won't cut their risk of having a heart attack or dying over the following few years, a big federally...
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A person smoking a cigarette.
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KYW Staff
November 06, 2019 - 4:00 am
Ask any cardiologist what they consider to be the greatest risk factor for heart disease, and they will say smoking cigarettes. Read more here.
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A doctor in the hallway.
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KYW Staff
October 28, 2019 - 3:52 pm
Metabolic syndrome is a medical condition that addresses the fact that heart disease and diabetes develop over time.
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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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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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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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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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Antionette Lee
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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