By: Joe Graedon November 8, 2018 28 Comments
    Doctors Come Clean on Salt Restriction for Heart…

    Millions of Americans have heart failure, a condition in which the heart can no longer pump blood efficiently. This is not a heart attack, though once someone has a heart attack, she may be more susce…

    By: Terry Graedon October 18, 2018 5 Comments
    Do People Who Eat Fish Grow Old More Healthfully…

    Does eating fish or taking fish oil make any difference for your health? For decades, researchers have touted the anti-inflammatory benefits of the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil. They have sug…

    By: Joe Graedon September 5, 2018 140 Comments
    The Dangers of Diclofenac and Other NSAID Pain R…

    Doctors love NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). That’s largely because they don’t have a lot of other tools in the toolkit when it comes to treating pain and inflammation. Opioids have…

    By: Terry Graedon May 31, 2018 13 Comments
    Will Vitamin Supplements Prevent Heart Problems?

    Does it make sense to take vitamin pills? A new systematic review looked at 179 recent studies of commonly used supplements to see whether any of these pills helped ward off heart problems (Jenkins et…

    By: Terry Graedon May 24, 2018 3 Comments
    Will Exercise Prevent Heart Failure?

    Does it really make a difference whether you exercise? A new study from Johns Hopkins shows that just six years of increased physical activity in middle age may help prevent heart failure later (Flori…

    By: Terry Graedon September 20, 2012 93 Comments
    Furosemide (Lasix) Side Effects & Generic T…

    Furosemide is a diuretic that is one of the most prescribed drugs in the world. At last count over 7 million Americans swallow this water pill every day to lower their blood pressure or help their kid…

    By: Terry Graedon April 19, 2012 1 Comments
    Hormone for Heart Failure

    Testosterone may be beneficial for patients with heart failure. In this condition, the heart is less capable of pumping blood throughout the lungs and the body. Fluid may accumulate in the ankles and …

    By: Terry Graedon November 2, 2010 19 Comments
    D-Ribose for Heart Failure

    Q. I have been fighting congestive heart failure since I had a serious heart attack 10 years ago. I saw a mention of the benefits of D-ribose for people with heart failure. I have found this supplemen…

    By: Terry Graedon September 16, 2010 1 Comments
    Arthritis Drugs Raise Risk of Heart Rhythm Distu…

    Atrial fibrillation is a common heart arrhythmia that increases the risk of strokes. Researchers have recently noted that A fib is also associated with a higher likelihood of developing dementia. The …

    By: Terry Graedon May 20, 2010 3 Comments
    Coffee for a Healthy Heart

    Could coffee actually be good for some heart patients? Researchers in Greece studied nearly 400 patients who had suffered heart attacks or had serious heart problems. They found that as long as the pa…

    By: Joe Graedon September 8, 2003 0 Comments
    Heart Failure Is A Confusing Killer

    Five million Americans suffer from a potentially life-threatening condition. It has claimed the lives of Henry Fonda, Ella Fitzgerald, Wilt Chamberlain, Roy Rogers and Dale Evans. Even though half a m…