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By any plausible measure, Scott Dolezal is a healthy man. The Oak Park resident stands 6-foot-3 and weighs 210 pounds. He runs regularly, doesn't smoke, and has no history of heart trouble, elevated cholesterol, hay fever, psoriasis, musculoskeletal...
Vital Signs Health Blog - Orlando SentinelProfessional football players are harder on themselves than average Americans are. That is, their bodies take more knocks and often carry more pounds. To help retired NFL players deal with the health issues that commonly arise in the aftermath of their...
HealthFirst, the good news: Pennsylvania is following the national rate of decline in coronary heart disease. According to new data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. rate of people with heart-related chest pain called angina and...
Change of SubjectFootball linemen are getting bigger and bigger -- fatter and fatter in most cases -- even at the high school level. And while attaining such size will end up helping a tiny minority of them earn a living at the......
Booster ShotsFor the second time in as many years, a large clinical trial has found that the key ingredient in the heavily advertised drug Vytorin provides little or no benefit in preventing heart disease compared to a competing product. The ingredient......
Question: I have been on medications for my cholesterol but, so far, the improvement has not been enough. Now, my doctor wants to start me on Niacin. I have read a little about this but am worried about the possible side effects. Can you tell more about...
Have a question for Dr. Blythe? Write to her at AskThePediatrician@tribune.com. For more information on Dr. Blythe, go to pediatricassociates.com. April 29, 2013 Q: My 5-year-old daughter just had her adenoids and tonsils removed because of snoring...
Despite a growing consensus that cardiovascular disease is a "food-borne" illness, many physicians are ill-prepared to advise patients on what they should eat to best protect them from heart attack or stroke. One provocative new study found that a...
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Nonprofit organizations abound in Howard County, and Howard Magazine highlights who they are, what they do and how you can help. Name: American Heart Association Who: Annette Fisher, senior director, marketing and communications, Mid-Atlantic region...
Weight-loss drugs have so far been a complete bust. But they may be verging on a comeback, now that the Food and Drug Administration has approved two new prescription diet pills for the first time in more than a decade. Both weight-loss medications...
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Ben Shaw never believed that he would need a heart transplant at the age of twenty-six, but as a result of a gentic disorder that caused him to have extremely high cholesterol that resultes in cardiovascular disease. After living for more than year with a...
Times Staff WriterVeteran dieter Louise "Cookie" Witham never considered trying the Dr. Atkins' diet that promises followers they can eat plenty of steak, cheese, bacon and eggs and still lose weight — provided they give up almost all carbohydrates. Not only...
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