Heart Health

Heart attack


Statins can protect against flu

A new treatment for swine flu may already be on pharmacy shelves - cholesterol-lowering statin drugs like Lipitor and Zocor.

New blood test may rule out heart attack

A new blood test could rule out heart attack as a cause of chest pain, and potentially reduce unnecessary hospital admissions and substantially lower healthcare costs.

The mechanism of cough

How do we cough? What happens in you throat and lungs? This action reminds one of a pressure cooker blowing off steam.

Know your numbers for a healthy heart

120. 80. 5. 25. Zero. What do these numbers mean? Do you know yours? Knowing the status of your blood pressure, cholesterol levels, BMI and glucose levels could save your life.

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