Your Feet Hold Clues to Clogged Arteries

Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a buildup of cholesterol and plaque in the arteries that lead to your extremities. PAD can cause discomfort in your legs and feet, and limit your walking and activities. Severe PAD can progress to loss of limb. Your doctor can check for signs of the disease with a simple test of … Read More

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Researchers Find New Link Between Red Meat and Heart Disease (Video)

If you’re concerned about heart disease, here’s another reason to consider setting down your steak knife.  A new study adds to a growing body of literature linking red meat consumption with increased heart disease risk. Researchers have found that when we eat red meat, there is a set of reactions mediated by microbes in our … Read More

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

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

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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