Heart deaths decline but at different rates in area counties

...and 60 percent. There's a lot of good news here going on in the South in terms of the magnitude of decline for heart diseases, which is of course the leading cause of death and still is the leading cause of death despite these declines...

Autopsy: Pitcher had pair of heart diseases

TAMPA, Fla. --- Major league pitcher Joe Kennedy was afflicted with a condition that caused his heart to suddenly stop beating at his in-laws' home in November, when he collapsed and later died.

On the move

...Inc.-Member NYSE-SIPC branch in the Augusta area. Dr. Gilbert Jacobs, a pet cardiologist who specializes in heart diseases and medical problems in cats and dogs, recently opened Jacobs Veterinary Consulting Group, PC. Dr. Jacobs is in...

Augusta stays on watch list

...least 15,000 premature deaths, 95,000 cases of bronchitis and 10,000 hospital admissions for breathing and heart diseases. The EPA standard for particulate is 15 micrograms per cubic meter, averaged over several years, Ms. Kiernan said...

Study tracks mortality at nuclear plants

...of 79 for all causes of death, and a ratio of 73 for deaths caused by cancer. The site had a ratio of 66 for all heart diseases. For all sites, the ratio was 76 for all causes of death and 76 for all cancer deaths. The study did find a higher...

Health advocates try to drive wedge between golf, cigars

...risk of lung cancer and heart disease. Because many cigar smokers don't inhale, however, the risks of lung and heart diseases are lower for cigar smokers than for cigarette smokers. Secondhand cigar smoke is also problematic. Cigars contain...

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Small Portions

...former statement that alcohol has no health benefit and accepts that wine is associated with lower risk for coronary heart diseases, as well as with enhancing meals. Now, if someone can just come up with a high-soluble-fiber wine...

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'Fat cancers' also hitting developing nations

...include all the forms of heart disease. A WHO spokesman on Thursday noted there's disagreement about how to group heart diseases in such rankings. He added it's not clear whether the 2010 prediction had come true.___Online:Cancer Society...

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Location motivates older people to walk

...and his colleagues suspect that exercise is one prescription against Alzheimer's disease, dementia, obesity, heart diseases, depression, cancer and other ailments. Walking's connection to mental health is the subject of Berke's current...

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14-year-old to play in event

...played in the U.S. Girls' Junior and the U.S. Women's Amateur events last year. At 10, she became a national spokeswoman for the Children's Heart Foundation, a group that raises money for research of children's heart diseases.