A showdown looms over Avandia, a controversial diabetes treatment.
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June 28, 2010 Two more studies raise safety questions about a once-popular diabetes drug. Advisers to the Food and Drug Administration will weigh the evidence in July.
June 25, 2010 Breads, grain-based dishes and processed meats are some of the big contributors of dietary salt.
June 10, 2010 The use of medicines to reduce heart attack risks appears to be working. But the gains are at risk as obesity and diabetes rise.
June 2, 2010 When hospitals send heart failure patients home too quickly, the odds for readmission increase.
Do you want bacon with your sausage? Maybe not.
May 18, 2010 An analysis of 20 separate studies suggests processed meats raise the risk for heart disease more than those that aren't processed.
Smog, here hanging over Las Vegas, is hazardous for your heart.
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May 11, 2010 Researchers have long suggested a link between air pollution and heart disease. Now the American Heart Association says there is enough evidence to say that air pollution can trigger heart attacks and other problems.
April 28, 2010 A study of a dozen long-term steroid users found profound heart damage. Though small in size, the study suggests problems loom for people who took the drugs when they were young.
Your heart isn't sweet on sugar added to food.
April 20, 2010 A new study finds that diets with lots of the sugar found in many processed foods raise the risk of heart disease.
Reducing salt intake requires more than cutting out the shaker.
April 20, 2010 A report by independent experts recommends that the Food and Drug Administration regulate and reduce salt in foods, steps the agency seems prepared to take.
April 16, 2010 Robots programmed to do physical therapy with stroke patients are precise and they don't get tired. But that doesn't mean they're any better for the patients than their human counterparts.
April 9, 2010 Sleep apnea increases the chances you'll have a stroke. The hazard is independent of other known stroke triggers such as being overweight, smoking, or having high blood pressure or diabetes.
Keep on eating these for your heart, just don't expect cancer-prevention miracles.
April 6, 2010 Eating five servings of fruits and vegetables daily doesn't do much to lower cancer risk, a large study finds. The evidence still supports cardiovascular benefits, though.
Keep fat healthy, and your heart will thank you.
March 23, 2010 Skip saturated fats — the kind in butter, cheese and meat — in favor of the kind found in soybeans and safflower seeds. Even doctors have underestimated the heart benefits of eating polyunsaturated fats.
March 16, 2010 A California cardiology group is adding annual patient fees for ancillary services to make up for steep Medicare cuts. It's a unusually vivid instance of how costs are shifted within the health system when a source of funding shrinks.
March 11, 2010 Most patients without known heart disease who get coronary angiograms don't have clogged arteries after all, a large study finds. The results cast doubt on the usefulness of the expensive test in about 200,000 cases a year.
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