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cardiovascular disease

Some doctors recommend those who sit down for hours at work to get up and walk around once per hour.  (credit: ClipArt.com)

Sitting At Work For Hours Can Be As Unhealthy As Smoking

Doctors are urging the millions of people who work at a desk all day to stand up or walk around the office.

01/20/2014

A woman is given a flu shot. (credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Dr. Max Gomez: Flu Shots For Better Heart Health

Your flu shot may be protecting you from more than just the flu. It could also protect you against the number one killer of Americans.

10/22/2013

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Study: Airport Noise Could Take Toll On Neighbors’ Health

Recent research found that high levels of aircraft noise are associated with increased risks of stroke and heart disease.

10/09/2013

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Experts: More Fruits and Vegetables Could Save Americans Billions

An extra serving of fruits or vegetables could significantly prolong lives and save Americans billions in health care costs, according to a report released Wednesday by the Union of Concerned Scientists.

08/07/2013

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Seen At 11: Test Detects Heart Disease Using Only Your Fingers

Could a simple, completely non-invasive test predict your risk for a heart attack just by measuring your finger?

03/20/2013

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Weill Cornell Medical College Gets $100M From Former Enron Chief

A $100 million dollar gift from New York City philanthropists Renee and Robert Belfer was announced with much fanfare at Weill Cornell Medical College on Wednesday.

11/09/2011

Diet Soda Linked To Higher Risk Of Heart Attack, Stroke

Many people make the switch to diet soda to be a bit healthier when they indulge, but a new study suggests that diet soda drinkers could be more susceptible to heart disease or a stroke.

02/09/2011

The FDA is considering a ban on popular diet pill Meridia on concerns that it raises risk of cardiovascular disease.

FDA Mulling Ban Of Popular Diet Drug Meridia

A popular diet drug may be more dangerous than it is helpful, and the government is weighing in on what consumers should do. An FDA committee is considering pulling Meridia as studies show it can increase the risk of heart attacks for some.

09/15/2010