Tagged: heart health

Marijuana may be risky for your heart

Now that marijuana is legal for medical or recreational use in many states, growing numbers of Americans — including older people — are imbibing this popular drug. In fact, the percentage of people ages...

Are statins enough? When to consider PCSK9 inhibitors

For well over 30 years, physicians have understood the role of LDL (low-density lipoprotein, or “bad”) cholesterol in the development of cardiovascular disease (CVD). LDL cholesterol levels are directly correlated with increasing CVD risk...

And now for some good news on health

When it comes to health concerns, the COVID-19 pandemic is top of mind for most people right now. And that’s for good reason. But there is some very good non-COVID health news that may...

Will a good night’s sleep help my heart?

It is estimated that over 50 million Americans report difficulty sleeping. With our busy American lifestyle, where we are overcommitted in both our work schedules and personal lives, it may seem that sleep is...

Think running is not for you? Try this

The first time I tried running, I hated it. It was only two miles, but I was positive I would never, ever run again. Sure, I understood the many benefits of running like improved...

Why the human heart thrives with exercise

How did the human heart adapt during our evolution as a species? To explore that question, Harvard cardiologist Dr. Aaron Baggish led a unique study that compared the hearts of African great apes, Mexican...

Can short bouts of running lengthen lives?

Working hard and feeling like you don’t have any time to exercise? Well, the reality is we all have time. If you’re feeling bad about not exercising enough or at all, some exciting data...

Yes, You Can Overdose on Black Licorice

There is a balance in the universe. Most people hate black licorice, and so when they receive some in their trick-or-treat bags, or when they find black jelly beans amongst their easter loot, they...