Statins: Benefits for High Risk Patients and Side Effects

Lipitor, Crestor, Zocor.  Names that have become very familiar in most American homes.  Statins are among the most commonly prescribed medications for lowering cholesterol and may be responsible for saving thousands of people plagued by heart disease. But are statins really the miracle drugs many doctors claim for them to be? There are some serious […]

Could Ikea Be the Next Health Food Store?

The Mediterranean diet—rich in beans, fish, fresh vegetables, nuts, olive oil, and whole grains—is widely considered a heart-healthy way to lower cholesterol, lose weight, and reduce a variety of health risks. The diet is based on traditional foods eaten in Greece, southern Italy, and Spain. But what if you live someplace where cultural differences and [...]

Money, Tea, Dental Floss, and a Full Head of Hair: Keys to Health?

What do dental floss, a full head of hair, money, and tea have in common? Not much, except that they’re all linked to better health outcomes for men. Here’s a brief overview of some fascinating new research. Some people won’t take care of themselves because they should. But according to new research, if you throw [...]

Chronic Disease? Not the Kind of Thing You Want to Take Sitting Down. Really.

Want to know one of the biggest predictors of chronic disease? Are you sitting down? Well, you shouldn’t be. According to researcher at the University of Western Sydney (Australia) and Kansas State University (United States), men who spend more than four hour per day sitting down are more likely to suffer from cancer, diabetes, heart [...]

Say “I Do” to Reducing Heart Attack Risk

Over the years, there have been a number of studies that show that marriage is good for men—that married men are generally healthier and less prone to a variety of illnesses than unmarried me. But according to a new study from Finland, it turns out that marriage is good for women too. In fact, wives [...]

Mediterranean Diet Really Works to Reduce Heart Attack Risk

It seems that just about every week there’s a new diet craze, one that promises to not only save your life, but make you taller, smarter, and more beautiful. The problem with most of those diets is that there’s usually no science behind them, nothing that can back up their claims. Well, that’s changing. A [...]