Heart Health

Aspirin.
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KYW Staff
January 15, 2020 - 3:04 pm
The benefits of a daily aspirin have long been associated with benefits to heart health, but there is a growing number of studies that also link it to fighting colorectal cancer. Read more here.
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November 19, 2019 - 8:34 am
Novel drugs may offer fresh ways to reduce heart risks beyond the usual medicines to lower cholesterol and blood pressure. Read more here.
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May 29, 2019 - 3:48 pm
Our daily lives are increasingly a numbers game – PIN numbers, phone numbers, the calorie counts in our favorite foods – the list of number sequences stored in our brains gets longer all the time. But the numbers most vital to your long term health and wellbeing might be missing from your numerical...
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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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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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Dr. Sanjay Sharma, professor of cardiology at St. George's University of London, speaks during an interview on Wednesday Aug. 8, 2018 about a study he led which found procedures that can help identify athletes who are at risk for heart-problems.
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August 08, 2018 - 5:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — What kind of heart check-up do young athletes need to make the team? A large study of teenage soccer players in England found in-depth screening didn't detect signs of trouble in some athletes who later died — yet allowed others at risk to get treated and back in the game. At...
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Nuts Heart Health
June 21, 2018 - 3:30 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- If you want to have a heart healthy snack, than consider eating some nuts. According to a study in the Journal Heart, which followed more than 60,000 people in Sweden...
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Statins
May 29, 2018 - 3:30 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Over the years, Niacin has received a great deal of attention because of its so called heart disease prevention capabilities. However, a number of reports have shown...
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