Heart Disease Risk Factors

There are certain key risk factors for heart disease. Far and away, number one is cigarette smoking.



The Mediterranean Diet

It remains the most talked about diet of the past decade: the Mediterranean Diet clearly stays front and center because of its beneficial health effects.


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Reducing Your Risk For Heart Disease

We all know that heart disease is a leading killer in this country but it is surprising how many people do very little to reduce their risk.


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Mixing Up Medications

Taking a lot of different medications can be confusing for all of us but when people have worsening vision and perhaps their memory is not as good it can lead to mistakes, mistakes that can be deadly.


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Statins Only As Needed

The statin drugs are cholesterol lowering drugs that are prescribed to millions of Americans but they should only be taken by those who need them.


You Can Reduce Your Risk for Heart Disease

by KYW’s medical editor Dr. Brian McDonough When it comes to heart disease, we have the statistics. For instance, we know that coronary heart disease is responsible for one out of every five deaths in […]


Unhealthy Lifestyle Could Lead to Dementia

by KYW’s medical editor Dr. Brian McDonough Researchers looking at dementia in the elderly have noticed that there are definite connections between dementia and uncontrolled high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol.