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An Aspirin A Day

An Aspirin A Day

Is an aspirin a day better than an apple a day at keeping the doctor away? According to the US Preventive Services Task Force, an aspirin a day for people in their fifties and sixties may help in the prevention of a first heart attack or stroke. This is so-called primary prevention—in other words: if you’ve never had a heart attack or stroke, this will prevent one. There may also, and I stress may... »

Trans-everything

Trans-everything

Transfats, also called partially hydrogenated oils, are finally getting banned by the Food and Drug Administration.  Well, maybe.  At this point, they plan to ban them in three years.  But, if you are a manufacturer, you can apply for a special exemption. Say what? First off, understand this: there is no safe level of transfats when it comes to your food.  Any amount is bad for you.  Eating transf... »

DCoC Podcast: Heart Health

DCoC Podcast: Heart Health

February is Heart Health Month – I explain what a heart attack is and tell you the story of how heart attacks have been managed from President Eisenhower — his wife was told to “cuddle him” — up to Vice President Cheney’s recent high-tech heart transplant. Click to Listen »

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