Empty Stocking Fund: Augusta mother with sick son needs Christmas help

...mother of two is asking for help this year to give her children a bit of Christmas."My youngest son has congenital heart disease," she writes. "In May he had his third surgery and we almost lost him, but God and the doctors and nurses brought...

New East Central Public Health District director has Augusta ties

...those because they are huge independent problems and then they lead to the significant problem with strokes and with heart disease that we have in the district and in the state," he said.

Heart deaths decline but at different rates in area counties

Deaths from heart disease have declined substantially across...traditionally had higher death rates from heart disease, said co-author Michele Casper...Analysis Team in the Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention at CDC."The...

Weight loss varies little among diets

...and a BMI greater than 30 is considered obese.Obesity is a risk factor for many diseases, including diabetes, heart disease, and arthritis.Although a variety of diets exist, including the low-fat diet and low-carbohydrate diet, evidence...

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Children consume too much salt, raising risk of heart disease

...putting them at risk of future heart disease, the Centers for Disease Control...adults and increasing the risk of heart disease and stroke, she said."This...synergistic mix of diabetes, heart disease and obesity that collectively...

On The Move

...Children's Hospital in Wilmington, Del.; Rush University Medical College's Center for Congenital and Structural Heart Disease in Chicago; The Heart Institute for Children at Advocate Hope Children's Hospital in Oak Lawn, Ill.; and the...

Gene discovery holds promise for heart disease treatment

...medicine to further lower the risk of heart disease. A new study in the New England...medication prescribed to fight heart disease. Statins decrease LDL or "bad...type of fat.A new frontier in heart disease is the understanding of genetics...

Rants & Raves

...walk inside stores without assistance and who look perfectly healthy, are not. Others medical problems, such as heart disease, kidney trouble, on dialysis, a multitude of things could be wrong with them. "Don't judge a book by its cover...

PTSD can lead to heart disease

...overview of PTSD and the risk of heart disease. The effects of PTSD can have...the risk of atherosclerosis and heart disease, Coughlin said. Those with PTSD...cholesterol that help protect against heart disease, he said.Studies of veterans...

Jury won't consider 9 deaths linked to salmonella in Georgia trial of peanut plant owner

...for example, had also battled lung cancer and a brain tumor."They have cancer, they have diabetes, they have heart disease and their immune systems are compromised," Marler said. "There's no question they were infected. It's really...