Tag: Heart Disease

New Study: For Stable Heart Disease, Lifestyle Changes and Meds Just as Effective as Bypass, Stents

For people with stable coronary artery disease, stents and bypass surgery are no more effective at reducing rates of heart attack and…

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At 73, I Went Plant-Based and Said Goodbye to Obesity, Heart Disease, Kidney Disease, and Arthritis

Rick McKeon shares his journey from obesity, heart disease, and stage 3 kidney disease back to health on a plant-based diet. Eight…

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How Erectile Dysfunction Can Save a Life (and Be Reversed)

Nearly 10 percent of men have had a diagnosis of coronary heart disease, which is a term for clogged heart arteries causing…

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Post–Double Bypass Surgery, I’m Soaring on a Plant-Based Diet

Dawn was a smoker who loved rich Southern foods. Then chest pains landed her in the ER. After double bypass surgery for…

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Post Heart Attack, Living It Up at 84 on a Plant-Based Diet

At 75, Jerry Hunter Nissen didn’t realize he had heart disease—until he suffered a heart attack. Wanting to avoid surgery and prolonged…

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I Went Plant-Based and Conquered Heart Disease in a Year

I grew up as an athlete, which was awesome. Hockey was my main sport, and I played every day as a kid….

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“Are Eggs Good for Me?” New Study in JAMA

In recent years, there has been a growing perception that eggs and dietary cholesterol aren’t as bad as we once thought. But…

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Heart Disease in Women: Important Facts to Know

February is American Heart Month—every cardiologist’s favorite month to discuss heart health (and wear a lot of red). As a female physician,…

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Top Vegan Physicians Launch 7-Day Plant-Based Challenge for Heart Month

Just in time for American Heart Month, vegan cardiologist Danielle Belardo, MD, is kicking off a new Instagram-powered plant-based challenge. The free…

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8+ Striking Nutrition Studies Every Medical Student Should Read

In the United States, dietary factors are the most important risk factors for disease, yet medical schools fail to provide adequate nutrition…

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From a Failing Heart and Weight Struggles to Healthy and Active: A Couple’s Plant-Based Journey

As a firefighter and an outdoorsy person in general, my husband, Don, never had a problem with his weight. But his diet…

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New Hypertension Guidelines Got Your Blood Pressure Up? Here’s How to Bring It Down Naturally

As scary as it sounds, half of U.S. adults now have high blood pressure, and more will have it as they age….

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