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EKG Reveals If You Are Having a STEMI

There are different types of heart attacks. A STEMI heart attack is the most critical. The name comes from the electrocardiogram (EKG) reading.

18 Innovations: National Diet Heart Study

Bacon. Steak. Ice cream. As recently as 50 years ago, people shoveled mountains of fatty animal products down their throats without a thought for cardiovascular disease. Cleveland Clinic researcher Irvine Page, MD, was heckled when speaking publicly on the dangers of dietary fat. That changed when the National Diet Heart Study was launched in the early 1960s. Dr. Page was co-author of this landmark study, which conclusively demonstrated the relationship between animal fats cardiovascular disease – the leading cause of death in the developed world. Dr.

Stop heart disease one step at a time

Stop heart disease one step at a time
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, regardless of their race or ethnicity. One in four women in the United States will die of heart disease. It is also the leading cause of disability in women. Research shows that women can lower their heart disease risk by as much as 82 percent by leading a healthy lifestyle.
Fri, 27 Jul 2012 22:12:22 -0700
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Twitter Chat: Teens, Obesity and Diabetes

Nobody likes to lose a battle. But this one looks bad. Childhood diabetes has been on the rise in recent years. Now a large study based on the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey has shown that the rate of diabetes and prediabetes in American teenagers has risen drastically in only single year.

18 Innovations: Record Numbers of Heart and Lung Transplants

Nothing epitomizes medical teamwork like organ transplant. It calls for close collaboration among surgeons, medical doctors, pathologists, anesthesiologists, rehabilitation specialists, highly trained nurses, allied health professionals and many others. The teamwork begins before the transplant and never ends, as long as the patient lives. Cleveland Clinic performs an extraordinarily high number of all organ transplants, including heart and lung transplants. Cleveland Clinic performed its first heart transplant in 1968.

Your Privacy Is Protected Only if You Are Really Sick (Saul Hansell/Bits)

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Work for a Clean Environment We’re keeping plastic bags out of the Pacific. The single-use plastic bags that pollute the Pacific and harm ocean wildlife are banned in 30 cities on the West Coast, thanks in part to our staff, volunteers and activists. Working with Environment California, Environment …
Fri, 01 Jun 2012 03:05:00 GMT
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What Can Chocolate Do To Cut Cardiovascular Disease Risk?

Chocolate is something that most people hard to resist. It is estimated that a typical American consumes over 10 pounds of chocolate annually. This leads to an interesting question: Would chocolate pose any threat to our health?

According to scientists, chocolate contains compounds called "flavanols" that is a naturally occurring antioxidant and has anti-inflammatory properties. Many large-scale studies have linked consumption of flavanol to lower risk of cardiovascular disease. Nevertheless, only few studies have tested the direct effect of chocolate consumption.

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