By Anthony Rivas | Wed, 03/19/2014 - 17:00
The American Heart Association's new guidelines for treatment among patients with high cholesterol could mean that 13 million more Americans will go on statin therapy.
By Anthony Rivas | Wed, 01/15/2014 - 19:27
Many Asian Americans are skinny — more than any other race — but they're still just as likely to have hypertension and abnormal cholesterol, a report says.
By Elijah Wolfson | Fri, 11/29/2013 - 09:48
A byproduct of cholesterol, called 27HC, spurs the growth and spread of breast cancer by mimicking the hormone estrogen. Researchers say that tumors can use it as a source of fuel.
By John Ericson | Thu, 08/22/2013 - 20:59
Our caloric intake is largely determined by the digestive process itself rather than the hard value ascribed to the food product.
By John Ericson | Thu, 08/15/2013 - 21:03
Side effects of common prescription drugs are not necessarily negative, several studies suggest. Here are some examples of "bonus" effects.
By John Ericson | Mon, 08/05/2013 - 21:08
Self-monitoring may help people suffering from hypertension bring their blood pressure down, review finds.
By John Ericson | Wed, 07/31/2013 - 19:53
New research indicates that exercise programs influence methylation — a process that determines gene expression.
By Anthony Rivas | Wed, 07/24/2013 - 19:08
Just like a mother's age can influence their pregnancy, a father's age at conception could influence their child's health and height.
By Nsikan Akpan | Mon, 07/22/2013 - 16:07
A Harvard study finds that eating habits, like skipping breakfast and late-night snacking, increase one's risk of coronary heart disease and a heart attack.
By Lecia Bushak | Thu, 07/18/2013 - 00:16
Through new imaging technology, researchers have discovered a potential way to prevent heart attacks by identifying plaque signatures.
By Susan Scutti | Tue, 06/25/2013 - 20:25
To balance your diet and maintain your health, know what information food nutrition labels both contain and omit.
By Susan Scutti | Mon, 06/10/2013 - 16:52
As Father's day fast approaches, why not give what means most? Discuss with your dad the health screenings that keep him safe and well.