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Is Alcohol Really Good for You?

Tags: alcohol, cholesterol, heart disease, research

If you enjoy a having a drink, you may perk up when you read a headline touting the health benefits of alcohol. But you also may wonder — how strong is the science behind the headlines?


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Have You Experienced the Placebo Effect?

Tags: clinical trials, placebo, placebo effect, research, study

It's not a real treatment, but the placebo effect demonstrates how the concept of healing can be as influential as the care itself.


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Is Heart Disease In Your Genes?

Tags: abnormal genes, aortic stenosis, genetics, HCM, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart failure, heart health, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, long qt syndrome, marfan syndrome, research, statins, sudden cardiac death

Researchers continue to uncover ways genes influence or cause heart disease. But how best to use this information is not always clear.


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Drugs Aim to Stop, Slow Alzheimer’s Before it Strikes

Tags: A4 Study, Alzheimer's, Alzheimer’s disease, biomarkers, brain health, memory, research, study, TOMMORROW Study

Researchers are trying a new strategy to combat Alzheimer's disease. Instead of treating Alzheimer's after it develops, scientists are exploring if certain drugs can stop or slow the disease before it starts.


Why Kidney Disease May Contribute to Your Heart Attack

One Reason Why Kidney Disease May Contribute to Your Heart Attack

Tags: chronic kidney disease, coronary artery disease, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart disease, heart health, kidney health, research, tmao levels

TMAO, a byproduct of gut bacteria digestion of meat and eggs, may be a big reason for the high rate of heart attack and death in people with chronic kidney disease.


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How Science is Mending Broken Hearts

Tags: Cardiomyopathy, heart failure, heart transplant, innovation, research

Too often, cardiomyopathy goes undetected and untreated for too long. Scientists are working to change that.


Medical Advances that may affect you

Medical Advances That May Affect You

Tags: aspirin, cholesterol, diabetes, Dr. Nissen, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart disease, heart health, medical advances, prevention, research, stent, treatment

A top Cleveland Clinic doctor names four advances that are likely to change the way your doctor prevents and treats heart disease.


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4 Ways Science Will Change Your Health in 2015

Tags: diagnostic tests, heart disease, research, vaccines

These four discoveries made headlines in the past. Now, they’re poised to make a real impact on patient care in 2015 and beyond.


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High Blood Pressure? Don’t Take Vitamin D for It (Video)

Tags: blood pressure, Dr. Nissen, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart health, prevention, research, vitamin D

Some claim that vitamin D can lower blood pressure, but these claims are unproven. Vitamin D is essential for your health but too much is dangerous.


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Why You Should Pay Attention to Chronic Inflammation

Tags: cancer, heart disease, inflammation, innovation, research

Uncontrolled inflammation plays a role in almost every major disease. Find out why researchers spend so much time understanding it — and what you can do to prevent it now.