Heat is dangerous for the many people with common conditions like diabetes or heart disease. And vulnerable communities face greater exposure to heat and fewer resources to escape it.
"If the Children’s Hospital of Georgia would like to be a place of wellness and healing, it should provide only affordable, plant-based options that can help people prevent diabetes, reduce high blood pressure and maintain a healthy weight, among other benefits," according to registered dietitians, doctors and nutrition experts with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.
In an ongoing study, researchers with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta are using newborns' own stem cells to repair congenital heart defects.
New evidence shows bempedoic acid works to lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart attacks, without the muscle pain that some people suffer when taking statins.
For years, chocolate-lovers have pointed to studies suggesting compounds in cocoa may be good for heart health. But some of the recent evidence comes from flavanol-rich cocoa, not from candy bars
People who get regular short bouts of exercise are less likely to develop diabetes, dementia and heart disease, a new study finds. And an added benefit - regular movement puts people in a better mood.
A new report shows the pandemic and the overdose crisis helped push down the average life expectancy in the U.S. for a second year in a row.
Millions of people are prescribed statins to lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease, but many would rather take supplements instead. A new study shows statins are much more effective.
Emory University researchers want breast cancer patients and caregivers to speak during a virtual forum Tuesday about their health care journeys.
Heart health advocates are raising awareness of high blood pressure — especially among young Black women — for World Hypertension Day, which is also Tuesday.
This week’s Medical Minute, discusses the battle a diet too high in salt causes for our brain.
The FDA has issued new targets to reduce the amount of salt that manufacturers put in their foods. It could prevent thousands of cases of cardiovascular disease.
Heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death in women, but researchers with Emory Women’s Heart Center say heart disease is preventable with the proper screening, counseling and lifestyle changes. A new study found that high prevalence of obesity and elevated blood pressure among Black women as young as 20 to 30 years old increases their risk.
The pandemic has made it harder to exercise and easier to gain weight and delay routine checkups, bad habits that can prime your body for heart disease. These tips can help you get back on track.
The No. 1 and 2 causes of death remain the same, but there have been a number of notable changes. And now there's a new disease to assess on the global landscape: COVID-19.
In this week's Medical Minute, Dr. Joseph Hobbs, chairman of the Department of Family Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University,...