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    WEDNESDAY, July 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- While a host of cardiovascular ailments are associated with excess pounds, new research supports a puzzling "obesity paradox." It found that overweight heart patients experience fewer heart attacks and higher survival rates after cardiac procedures tha

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    WEDNESDAY, July 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Potassium supplements might boost the survival of heart failure patients who are already taking diuretic drugs, a new study suggests.

    Nearly 5.8 million Americans have heart failure. As doctors explain it, excess fluid can accumulate in the bod...Full Article

  • Mehmet Oz, MD - New York, NY - Cardiology
    Mehmet Oz, MD answered:
    If you're not a morning person, try to repent. Whenever you book a doctor's appointment, always try to get the first appointment of the day. At that time, things haven't had a chance to become hopelessly backed up, as they typically have by the third appointment.

    Why? Most doctors schedule appointments...Read More
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    TUESDAY, July 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Insurance companies should cover home blood pressure-monitoring kits because the devices could bring savings in patient health care costs over the long term, new research indicates.

    "Home blood pressure monitors should be reimbursed, widely adopt...Full Article

  • Mehmet Oz, MD - New York, NY - Cardiology
    Mehmet Oz, MD answered:
    Joint deterioration, known as osteoarthritis, is so prevalent that it's expected to affect 40 million Americans by the year 2020. Osteoarthritis can occur in any joint, including your hips, hands, and spine. But there's a prevalence of joint deterioration in the knees - mainly because we rely on...Read More
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    MONDAY, July 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who indulge in even a drink or two a day of wine or liquor may raise their odds for a potentially dangerous form of irregular heartbeat, a new study suggests.

    The study did not find a similar trend among moderate beer drinkers -- they seeme...Full Article

  • Mehmet Oz, MD - New York, NY - Cardiology
    Mehmet Oz, MD answered:
    No matter what part of the body we're talking about, most everything follows the same mantra: Use it or lose it.

    If you don't work your muscles, they'll turn to mashed potatoes. If you don't exercise your heart, your arteries will become more clogged than Chewbacca's shower drain. And even uro...Read More
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    FRIDAY, July 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People with the lowest incomes may have a higher risk for a circulatory condition called peripheral artery disease (PAD), a new study suggests.

    People with PAD have narrowing of the arteries that supply blood to the limbs, most often the legs. The...Full Article

  • Mehmet Oz, MD - New York, NY - Cardiology
    Mehmet Oz, MD answered:
    Your knee joints are the UPS men of your body, even if they don't tote clipboards. They carry your body no matter how heavy the package-and without the help of dollies. Just as it's easier for the UPS guy to carry a book than a refrigerator, it's also easier for your knees to haul lighter freight....Read More
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    FRIDAY, July 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study challenges the widely held belief that light drinking of alcohol may be good for your heart.

    Researchers analyzed more than 50 studies that examined drinking habits and heart health in more than 260,000 people.

    They found that ...Full Article

  • Mehmet Oz, MD - New York, NY - Cardiology
    Mehmet Oz, MD answered:
    Olive oil contains monounsaturated fats, which help raise your HDL cholesterol-the "healthy" cholesterol carried through your body by high-density lipoproteins. It actually helps clean out your arteries as it moves through. When it comes to HDL, higher is better-so an HDL level of 60 versus one of...Read More