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Archive for September, 2012

CT Coronary Artery Calcium Score

A recent study conducted by researchers from Wake Forest School of Medicine will help cardiologists to better predict cardiovascular risk and disease in adults at an intermediate risk for heart disease. The findings demonstrate that the measure of the coronary artery calcium score through the use of CT scanning is the most accurate prediction of heart related complications. Read more »

Coffee Fiend’s Rejoice: Coffee Could Help You Live Longer!

Are you a “coffee-holic,” someone who cannot go a single day without their steaming, or ice cold cup of coffee? Lucky for you, there seems to be truth to the term, a ‘healthy addiction.’ The latest research may not show a cause-and-effect relationship between coffee consumption and a significantly reduced percentage of premature deaths, but it will put coffee drinkers at ease knowing that they are not digging their own grave. Read more »

Common Household Chemical Dangerous for Heart Health?

A common household chemical has been deemed dangerous for your heart health; and it is more common than you think. According to researchers, slight traces of PFOA, also known as perfluorooctanoic acid, can be found in the bloodstream of 98% of Americans.  Read more »