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Saturated Fads: Butter Is Back Only Because Our Biases Remain

Was a critically flawed meta-analysis claiming no link between saturated fat and heart disease so quickly lauded by foodies and food writers everywhere because they’re desperate to promote an “eating like grandma” agenda?

 

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How to Stay Healthy Even if You Can’t Avoid Stress on the Job

One researcher, who recognized that avoiding stress at work was, for some, completely unrealistic, went looking for alternatives.

 

Meditation: Strong Preventative Medicine for Heart Patients

New research finds major health benefits of meditation for African Americans with heart disease.

 

Classical Music Boosts Heart Transplant Survival in Mice

Japanese researchers report mice who underwent heart transplants survived much longer if they were exposed to Mozart or Verdi.

 

Pol Pot’s Legacy: Cambodian Refugees in Poor Health

Advocates look to expand programs that address a legacy of the Pol Pot era: an epidemic of heart disease, diabetes and stroke among Cambodian-Americans.

 

Making Medical Miracles With Inkjet Printers

Bioprinting allows researchers to create replacement human tissue and output it on equipment similar to what came free in your desktop bundle.

 

Stunting Stents

The quicker, easier solution isn’t always the wisest choice when it comes to many things in life, including heart disease.

 

Is American Medicine Too Stent Happy?

For heart attack patients, a stent is the medical device that provides the best chance of recovery. But studies comparing the use of stents to medical therapy alone have sparked controversy.

 

Transcendental Meditation Mitigates Depression

New research indicates Transcendental Meditation may help reduce symptoms of depression, which could also lower the risk of heart disease.

 

Cardiac Arrest’s Heartwarming Hope: Hypothermia

Dramatically cooling patients after cardiac arrest improves survival, recovery.

 

Red Meat: A Healthy Choice?

An award-winning journalist says not red meat but refined carbohydrates are responsible for heart disease, diabetes, cancer and many other maladies of civilization. He and other experts weigh in.

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