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CDC: D.C. sees highest rate in U.S. of preventable cardiovascular disease deaths

Of all of the states in the U.S., D.C. saw the highest rate of preventable deaths from heart disease, stroke and hypertensive disease in 2010 at rate of 99.6 per 100,000 population, the CDC reports.

Wednesday - 09/04/2013, 08:40am EDT

Tags: heart attack, stroke, high blood pressure, cdc, D.C., preventable deaths

Sleep plays critical role in maintaining good health

Sleep affects your health more than you may realize.

Wednesday - 06/19/2013, 08:38am EDT

Tags: sleep, veronica robinson, sleep deprivation, cancer, diabetes, health

Link found between emerald ash borer and deaths

The emerald ash borer is a prolific tree killer, but researchers suggest the beetle also may have a link to premature deaths in humans.

Wednesday - 05/15/2013, 12:26pm EDT

Tags: Geoffrey Donovan, andrew mollenbeck, emerald ash borer, bugs, U.S. Forest Service, respiratory illness

Coronary calcium scan finds early signs of heart disease

A simple test can detect early signs of heart disease, but insurance does not not cover it. The chief of cardiology at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital calls it "a mammogram for the heart."

Thursday - 02/14/2013, 04:58am EST

Tags: health insurance, coronary calcium scan, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, paula wolfson

Getting blood pressure readings is critical for health

One in three Americans has high blood pressure and many don't know it, so getting regular screenings is crucial to your health.

Tuesday - 05/29/2012, 07:12am EDT

Tags: blood pressure, Virginia Heart,

Ultrasound technology brings new hope to fighting heart disease

New heart screening technology is giving doctors and their patients a glimpse into the future.

Monday - 05/07/2012, 07:22am EDT

Tags: paula wolfson, cartoid artery, Carotid Intima-Media Thickness test

Heart disease survivors form 'sisterhood'

The women with "broken" hearts could not be a more diverse bunch. And yet their common illness binds them together.

Wednesday - 02/29/2012, 06:43am EST

Tags: paula wolfson, Sister to Sister, Go Red for Women, WomenHeart

Fighting heart disease one snack at a time

Heart disease is deadly. It is also, in most cases, preventable.

Monday - 02/27/2012, 03:42am EST

Tags: Susan Bennett, diabetes, paula wolfson, snacks, diet

Black women at higher risk for heart disease

There is no racial equality when it comes to heart disease.

Friday - 02/24/2012, 05:22am EST

Tags: health, paula wolfson

Does heart disease run in your family?

Doctors stress heart problems can run in families, and women need to know about their gene pool and take that information very seriously.

Monday - 02/20/2012, 04:27am EST

Tags: paula wolfson, heart attack

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