Heart Health

Cholesterol Medication: Do We Need It? Maybe Not, According To One StudyIt’s estimated around 50 percent of Americans over 40 have considered or decided to take cholesterol-lowering drugs. But a new study involving a local cardiologist suggests their chances of having a heart attack are actually minimal.
Studies: Some Meats Increase Cancer Risk, Vegetables Curb Heart AttacksA round of studies released on Monday suggest adding more fruits and vegetables to your meal, and cutting out meats. The Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation said Monday that an investigation into coronary artery risk found that an increase in consumption of fruits and vegetables at a young age led to lower coronary artery calcium later in life.
WCCO Women Strike A Pose For Heart HealthNew York fashion week is wrapping up, and now it's our turn. The Minnesota Red Dress Collection is an annual fashion show that pairs locally-designed red dresses with celebrity models to raise awareness of heart disease in women.
Study Suggests Marriage Is Good For The HeartIt seems that marriage is good for the heart, and not just in a romantic sense. A study of more than 3.5 million Americans finds that married people are less likely to suffer any type of heart or blood vessel problem, compared with singles, the divorced and widowed.
Doctor: More Should Screen Heart Health In Their 30sWhen you think about screening for heart disease, you probably think of blood pressure and cholesterol levels, but at the University of Minnesota Rasmussen Center there's so much more. The best way to beat a heart attack is to prevent it from happening in the first place.
Many Women Unaware Of Heart Disease's ThreatOnly one in five women are aware that heart disease is their greatest health threat, but new campaigns like Go Red for women are trying to get the message out that it's the number one killer. When you think of heart disease, you likely think it's mostly a problem among men. But since 1984, women have died more often.
Project Has Goal Of Improving Health In NE Minn.The state Department of Health has received a $140,000 federal grant to help lower blood pressure and improve health for residents in northeastern Minnesota. Minnesota is one of nine states to receive a grant as part of the federal Million Hearts Initiative.
Doctors Want More People Watching Their CholesterolMore people could soon be put on drugs meant to lower cholesterol, thanks to new guidelines from the American Health Association and The American College of Cardiology. Doctors say statins are critical to prevent heart attacks and strokes.
Mpls. Company Offers 'Crystal Ball' For Heart HealthNearly half of all people who suffer heart attacks have no symptoms, making prevention all the more difficult. HeartSavers is a new company that uses a Minnesota-made medical device to change that.
Company Tests School Children For Heart IssuesMore than 3,000 young people die each year from sudden cardiac death. Sometimes, there are no warning signs. A new company says its technology can help prevent sudden cardiac death.
New Approach Tested For Hypertension "Maxed out on the medications," is how Bill Ezzell describes his struggle with blood pressure. It's dangerously high even though the North Carolina man swallows six different drugs a day.
Healthy Eating Tips For National Heart MonthFebruary is National Heart Month, and experts are using this time to tell everyone about heart-healthy super foods.
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