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  • Ask Doctor K: Reduce stress to protect your heart

    Dear Doctor K: I’m under a lot of stress in my life. Of course, I don’t like that, but what really worries me is that it will affect my heart. …


  • Almost half of heart attacks are silent; they’re still risky

    Almost half of all heart attacks cause no obvious symptoms, yet they can still be life-threatening, according to research on more than 9,000 middle-aged men and women.


  • Ask Doctor K: Keep salt intake low for heart health

    DEAR DOCTOR K: I have high blood pressure, and my doctor advised me to cut back on salt. Can you explain how salt affects blood pressure? DEAR READER: Blood pressure …


  • Education Notebook: High schoolers win scholarships

    Eight students from Spokane Public Schools have received full-tuition, full-need scholarships to Northwest colleges and universities through the Act Six Leadership and Scholarship Initiative. More than 700 students applied and …


  • Laughing at heart disease

    It was on the comedy circuit, including its grind of 500-mile drives followed by shows followed by 500-mile drives, that Kay Frances most heavily abused alcohol and drugs. “I wasn’t …


  • Study: Looking old may be a sign of heart risks

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Want a clue to your risk of heart disease? Look in the mirror. New research suggests that people with certain signs of aging have a greater …


  • Study: Stem cells from strangers can repair hearts

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Researchers are reporting a key advance in using stem cells to repair hearts damaged by heart attacks. In a study, stem cells donated by strangers proved …


  • Study: Vitamins don’t lower heart risks in men

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Multivitamins might help lower the risk for cancer in healthy older men but do not affect their chances of developing heart disease, new research suggests. Two …


  • Even fit baby boomers won’t escape heart problems

    CHICAGO (AP) — Here’s a reality check for health-conscious baby boomers: Even among those in good shape, at least 1 in 3 will eventually develop heart problems or have a …


  • Benefits seen in hormone use early in menopause

    A new study may reassure some women considering short-term use of hormones to relieve hot flashes and other menopause symptoms. Starting low-dose treatment early in menopause made women feel better …


  • Jury: Death for arsonist convicted of 5 murders

    SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — A jury on Friday recommended death for an arsonist convicted of murdering five men who died of heart attacks during a wildfire that ripped through …


  • Cancer overtakes heart disease among US Hispanics

    NEW YORK (AP) — Cancer has overtaken heart disease as the No. 1 killer among Hispanics in the U.S., and the rest of the country may be only a few …


  • Cancer overtakes heart disease as top US killer

    NEW YORK (AP) — Cancer has overtaken heart disease as the No. 1 killer among Hispanics in the U.S., and the rest of the country may be only a few …


  • For US Hispanics, cancer top killer, not heart

    NEW YORK (AP) — Cancer is now the leading killer of Hispanics in the U.S. — the latest sign it’s beginning to displace heart disease as the nation’s top cause …


  • CA murder trial opens for accused arsonist

    SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — The five victims all died of heart attacks. But prosecutors said it was still murder. Angry after being thrown out of a house where his …


  • Trial under way in deadly 2003 Calif. wildfire

    SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — A prosecutor said Monday a man who was angry about being thrown out of a house where his family was staying was guilty of murdering …


  • Study: Chocolate could reduce heart risk

    The Easter Bunny might lower your chances of having a heart problem. According to a new study, small doses of chocolate every day could decrease your risk of having a …


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