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Living With Carotid Artery Disease

While most of us have heard that clogged arteries in the heart can lead to a heart attack, many people are unaware that a similar buildup in the arteries that supply blood to the brain can ultimately result in a stroke. This accumulation of cholesterol plaque is called atherosclerosis and when it builds up in … Read More

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Researchers Study New Stent’s Pros, Cons

The introduction of stents helped restore blood flow to patients who had clogged arteries (atherosclerosis) – without surgery. Stephen G. Ellis, MD, Section Head of Invasive/Interventional Cardiology in Cleveland Clinic’s Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, is studying a new innovation in stenting called bioabsorbable scaffolds (stents). What are stents? Stents or scaffolds are … Read More

Study Reveals Aliskiren’s Unexpected Benefits

Sometimes medical researchers make good discoveries about one area of medicine when they are studying another. This is what happened when research on how well aliskiren slowed or reversed coronary artery disease turned up unexpected results. They are published in the September issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association. Though aliskiren didn’t significantly … Read More

Should I Cut Meat From My Diet?

Research on meat-rich diets seems to repeatedly suggest cutting back on eating meat, but that doesn’t mean you have to eliminate it from your plate entirely. How often do you eat meat? A study on the health effects of meat-rich diets appears in the June 3 online edition of JAMA Internal Medicine. For the Adventist … Read More

Stroke Before 50 May Shorten Life

Adults who suffer strokes under the age of 50 may have a significantly higher risk of dying within 20 years, a new study finds. Neurologist Irene Katzan, MD, was not part of the study but treats stroke patients at Cleveland Clinic. “Patients who are less than 50 years old and have a stroke not only … Read More

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Chat With a Doctor: Coronary Artery Disease

Register for Online Chat Do you have a question about coronary artery disease? Stephen Ellis, MD, Section Head, Invasive/Interventional Cardiology, and Stephanie Mick, MD, cardiovascular surgeon, will answer your questions about this topic during a live webchat Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, at noon (ET). Chat With a Doctor: Coronary Artery Disease Live Web Chat: noon … Read More

4 Tips for a Healthy Smile — and Body

Good dental care is about more than just keeping your teeth and gums healthy — it’s about keeping your entire body healthy. Sometimes a problem in your mouth is a symptom of a problem elsewhere in your body, says, Todd Coy, DMD, Cleveland Clinic’s Head of Dentistry. For example, plaque buildup on your teeth may … Read More