Archive for the ‘Cardiovascular Health’ Category

Preventing Cardiovascular Disease Naturally

March 11th, 2013 by Dr. Keith Nemec

Cardiovascular disease has become the leading cause of death for adults in the United States. The major causes of heart disease can be attributed to lifestyle. While it’s an unpleasant truth, Americans need to accept the fact that many of our health problems are the result of poor lifestyle choices. The good news is that Read the entire post…


Placebo Pills Can Help Heart Failure Patients

January 14th, 2013 by Dr. Keith Nemec

Heart-failure patients have a better chance of survival if they take their pills, even if those pills are placebos, says a Duke University Medical Center study. They analyzed international data on 7,599 heart-failure patients and found that similar lower death rates were associated with good adherence when taking a placebo or an angiotensin receptor blocker Read the entire post…


Inflammatory Protein Role in Heart Disease

December 17th, 2012 by Dr. Keith Nemec

It’s not enough to reduce “bad” cholesterol to prevent heart attacks because a substance called C-Reative Protein or CRP also must be kept low, doctors said in a finding that could save tens of thousands of lives. Evidence has been growing that a special type of inflammation, different from the form treated with aspirin and Read the entire post…


Heart Attacks Can Be Caused By a “Broken Heart”

September 23rd, 2012 by Dr. Keith Nemec

A phenomenon known as “broken heart syndrome,” can trigger severe, temporary heart muscle weakness that mimics a classic heart attack, Johns Hopkins scientists claim in a new report. Their study describes 20 patients, almost all of them women, who were hospitalized with all the symptoms of heart attacks, including chest pain, shortness of breath, fluid Read the entire post…


Spirituality May Help Lower Blood Pressure

April 28th, 2011 by Dr. Keith Nemec

Religion and spirituality may have a positive effect on blood pressure, according to a study of more than 5,300 Americans. Researchers found that people in the Jackson (Miss.) Heart Study who were involved with or participated in religious activities had significantly lower blood pressure than people who did not, even though the people involved in Read the entire post…


Calorie Restriction Keeps the Heart Healthy

March 29th, 2011 by Dr. Keith Nemec

Feeling younger in middle age may be as easy as eating a low-calorie, nutritionally balanced diet, U.S. researchers report. These types of diets help slow cardiac aging, according to researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Their study included 25 people, aged 41 to 65, who’d consumed a low-calorie diet (about Read the entire post…