heart disease

Dreamstime
January 22, 2019 - 3:00 am
KYW’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — I am always trying to provide you with the best information regarding ways to improve your diet for better health. There are consistent points mentioned all the time...
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Cigarettes
January 18, 2019 - 3:00 am
KYW’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — What do cardiologists believe is the greatest risk for heart disease? It's quite simple. Cigarette smoking can lead to clogged blood vessels, and when the blood...
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Dreamstime
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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Dreamstime
December 27, 2018 - 3:30 am
KYW’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — You probably have not heard of trimethylamine N-oxide, or TMAO — I know i haven’t heard of it. TMAO is a byproduct of red meat digestion and linked with increased...
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Dreamstime
December 15, 2018 - 3:00 am
KYW’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Clocking in each day to a high-pressure job does more than make your life miserable. It also increases your risk for heart disease. Can’t make a career switch? A...
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Vitamin D
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November 10, 2018 - 3:42 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Taking fish oil or vitamin D? Big studies give long-awaited answers on who does and does not benefit from these popular nutrients. Fish oil taken by healthy people, at a dose found in many supplements, showed no clear ability to lower heart or cancer risks. Same for vitamin D. But...
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cholesterol guidelines
Dreamstime
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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overweight
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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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Fast food consumption
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October 03, 2018 - 11:03 am
By Jacqueline Howard, CNN (CNN) -- Fast food has become a major part of the American diet, and a new report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals just how many adults eat it. Between 2013 and 2016, about 37% of US adults consumed fast food on any given day, according to the...
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This undated image provided by Eisai in August 2018 shows the company's Belviq medication.
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August 26, 2018 - 9:17 am
For the first time, a drug has been shown to help people lose weight and keep it off for several years without raising their risk for heart problems — a safety milestone that may encourage wider use to help curb the obesity epidemic. The drug, Belviq, has been sold in the United States since 2013...
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