Diet has a powerful impact on health. A new study of 34,000 Chinese women in Singapore found that diet can offer significant protection from breast cancer. What should you be eating?
Herbs are popular for treating minor ailments, but many physicians worry about herb-drug interactions. A recent review in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology suggests that many herbs are dangerous with cardiovascular medicines. A prominent herbal expert disagrees.
Cardiac catheterization provides an image of the coronary arteries and can show if they are blocked. A surprising number of these tests show no blocked arteries at all. How can we cut down on unnecessary cost and the risk?
Guests: Mark Blumenthal is Founder and Executive Director of the American Botanical Council. He discusses an article that was published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Feb. 9, 2010. The photo is of Mark Blumenthal.
Manesh Patel, MD, is a cardiologist and assistant professor of medicine at Duke University School of Medicine. His article appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine, March 11, 2010.