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heart disease


  Treating heart disease

Since every dollar of so-called unnecessary spending is a dollar of income to a health care provider, reigning in health care spending is much more easily said than done. We examine this pressing medical, ethical, and financial challenge by examining the way we treat America’s number one killer, heart disease.



Touted regularly for their supposed health benefits, what are these magical fats and what do they really do?


AHA urges stricter guidelines for sodium, fat intake

How much salt and saturated fat is OK? According the American Heart Association, quite a lot less than the limits suggested by the USDA.


2010: The year in medical breakthroughs

A bone marrow transplant for HIV, early warning signs of Alzheimer’s, CT scans for lung cancer prevention and more in the year’s top research developments.

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