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American Seafood: Something's Fishy
04/07/2014 - Notice anything fishy lately? With many Americans giving up some forms of meat during the 40-day period of Lent, fast food companies have been ramping up advertising campaigns and launching brand new menus centered on fish. This year, consumers are being reeled in by nearly a dozen new fish and shellfish option
The Five Worst Heart Hospital Food Environments
04/04/2014 - The Physicians Committee’s Five Worst Heart Hospital Food Environments report finds that fast-food outlets including McDonald’s and Chick-fil-A are present in many heart hospitals and that hospital cafeterias and patient menus promote double bacon cheeseburgers, macaroni and cheese, and other meat and dairy
Eight Ways to Naturally Lower Blood Pressure
02/18/2014 - A Special Report from the Physicians Committee Introduction Blood Pressure and Vegetarian Diets, a global meta-analysis published Feb. 24, 2014, in JAMA Internal Medicine, finds a nutrient-packed vegetarian diet can lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart disease.1 Background High blood pressure (
February Is American Heart Month
01/15/2014 -   America’s Number One Killer February is dedicated to raising awareness about heart disease. In just a single day, about 3,000 Americans suffer from a heart attack. Every 34 seconds, someone dies from some type of cardiovascular disease that manifests as a heart attack, stroke, or kidney disease from bl
Dick Cheney: Plant-Based Diets Can Prevent a Medical Odyssey
10/18/2013 - Former Vice President Dick Cheney’s new book, Heart: An American Medical Odyssey, describes his harrowing 30-year battle with heart disease, including five heart attacks and having to say goodbye to his family when he feared he would die from the disease. His excellent team of physicians and surgeons has provided
Why Heart Failure Experiments in Animals Fail
10/21/2011 - There is no doubt that poor heart health is a serious problem in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that about 5.8 million Americans have heart failure, with nearly 300,000 people dying each year from related complications. For decades, scientists have mistakenly turned to animal
Preventing and Reversing Heart Disease
05/06/2011 - Are there aspects of your health you would like to change? Perhaps you might like to lose a few pounds, bring your cholesterol down, or get away from medicines. I am here today to talk about some surprising ways to keep a healthy heart—not through prescriptions or bypass surgery, but through simple changes t
Section One: Preventing and Reversing Heart Disease
02/26/2011 - What is Heart Disease Risk Factors Different Types of Cholesterol Cholesterol: The 150 Goal How to Read a Cholesterol Test How Much Is “Good Cholesterol”?
Cholesterol and Heart Disease
09/15/2010 - Cholesterol and Heart Disease Every day, nearly 2,600 Americans die of some type of cardiovascular disease, an average of one death every 34 seconds, and 7.1 million Americans have had a heart attack during their lifetimes.1 Those who survive often go on to have another heart attack later on. But this need not happe

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