This screening test is simple and painless, but it isn’t appropriate for most people. Image: © VILevi/Thinkstock For years, for-profit companies have mailed offers for health screening tests to homes across the United States. For about $150, you can undergo ...Read More »
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Q. My recent cholesterol test result included “non-HDL cholesterol.” What is the significance of this number? A. Your non-HDL cholesterol result refers to your total cholesterol value minus your HDL cholesterol. When you get your blood drawn for a cholesterol test (also ...Read More »
These devices help you keep tabs on a key indicator of your cardiovascular health. Published: December, 2017 Of all the things you measure to assess your health, blood pressure certainly ranks among the most important. High blood pressure not only ...Read More »
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Screening for lung and breast cancer may reveal information about the health of your heart’s arteries. Image: © Jupiterimages/Thinkstock Screening tests for two of the most common forms of cancer involve detailed x-ray images of the chest. Growing evidence suggests ...Read More »
Add these simple changes to your list of New Year’s resolutions. Diet plays a huge role in the health of your heart. Yet for many people, healthy eating is a challenge. Perhaps the biggest problem is the easy access to ...Read More »
Ask the doctor Q. I heard my cardiologist say to another doctor that I have a “full metal jacket.” What does that mean? A. Cardiologists use the term “full metal jacket” to refer to a long series of stents in one of ...Read More »
A little bit of worry and stress is normal — even beneficial. But chronic anxiety may raise your risk for heart problems. If you feel anxious now and then, that’s perfectly normal. In fact, worrying can spur you to take ...Read More »
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