New research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation shows that long-term exposure to elevated cholesterol substantially increases lifetime risk for heart disease. For every ten years you have even mildly elevated cholesterol between the ages of 35 and 55, your risk of heart disease may be increased by […]
Realtor Gene Cragoe was driving to his office to check something when he started to “get real dizzy, real quick.”
He took his foot off the accelerator and tried guiding his van off the highway in the small town of Luverne, Minnesota. Unfortunately, there was no shoulder on the main […]
A low-cost vaccine safely lowered levels of bad cholesterol in animal studies — raising the possibility for an easier and more accessible way to control cholesterol in humans, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2014.
The vaccine targets PCSK9, an enzyme that degrades a receptor […]
At 39, Gabe Scofield felt he was in the best shape of his life. A service manager at a motorcycle dealership in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Scofield regularly spent time racing motorcycles offroad, mountain biking and weight training.
The father of two boys—13-year-old Jesse and 6-year-old Zander—Scofield strove to take good […]
James Driscoll described himself 14 years ago as “happily married – and fat.”
At 212 pounds, the now 48-year-old from Austin, Texas, wasn’t healthy and he wasn’t happy with the way he looked. He kick started his weight-loss journey with a daily exercise routine and a popular low-carbohydrate diet. He […]
Scientific research has shown that following “Life’s Simple 7” can dramatically improve health.
Those same seven health factors and behaviors are especially important to young people, helping them develop healthy habits that will carry throughout their lives.
“Most kids are born with ideal cardiovascular health and it’s an amazing asset if […]
Kurt Warner was in the middle of his professional football career when a routine annual physical revealed some unsettling results.
The Super Bowl winner and two-time NFL MVP had high cholesterol.
“It was a shock,” Kurt Warner said, adding that he believed cholesterol was based only on diet and exercise.
Warner, along […]
Susan O’Brien was living happily with her new husband Mark and their two puppies in their dream home, enjoying good times as summer approached.
“Life was wonderful,” recalled Susan, a petite woman in her 50s who exercised regularly and was in seemingly good health. “I felt great.”
Then something startling happened […]
STORIES FROM THE HEART: Heartburn? Hardly. Under an hour later, his life-threatening problem was resolved
John Perotti was mowing the lawn outside his Utah home office when he felt what he thought was “heartburn from hell.” He headed indoors for some homemade chicken noodle soup hoping that would soothe him.
“The minute I got the spoon to my lips, I spit it out,” he said. […]