heart disease

The Cleveland Zoo has reported that 32-year-old western lowland gorilla Bebac has died of heart disease. Bebac was diagnosed back in 2008 with heart problems. Shortly after his health improved with a changed in diet and medication to control his high blood pressure. This is a common health condition for gorillas in zoos. But Bebac, […]

Dr. William A. Cooper, M.D. is the founding medical director of Cardiovascular Surgery at WellStar Health Systems which is rated among the top 15% of cardiac surgery programs in the U.S. He graduated from the 6-year BA/MD program from University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He completed postgraduate training in General Surgery and Cardiothoracic Surgery at […]

Because February is American Heart Month, it’s only right that we highlight ways to keep your heart healthy.   While heart disease remains the leading…

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Men in general aren’t exactly well known for always taking great care of themselves. But, when you think about it, every man owes it to…

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Millions of Americans, including middle-aged and older Americans, have a very protein-rich diet. But now, new studies have found something very interesting – while this…

Dr. Kara Young says that your mind can impact your heart. African-Americans suffering from depression are at increased risk of heart problems. Unfortunately, African-Americans often…

Having a heart is part of being human. We love with our hearts, we give with our hearts, we get our hearts broken and we…

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African Americans should be concerned about heart disease. Combined, heart disease and stroke are the leading cause of death for African Americans, says Laxmi Mehta,…

The number of Americans who report they have coronary heart disease – which includes heart attack and angina (chest pain) – continues to decline but rates vary widely from state to state and by race and ethnicity, according to a new report published today in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report of the Centers for […]