Op-Ed

I Had a Heart Attack

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist   Nothing was more startling than when a cardiologist looked me directly in the eyes and said matter-of-factly: “It looks like you had a heart attack.” I was dumbfounded. When? Where? How much damage was done? Why didn’t I Read More

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Over 1 in 10 Use Daily Aspirin Inappropriately

(HealthDay News) — Many Americans are likely using daily low-dose aspirin inappropriately in the hopes of preventing a first-time heart attack or stroke, a new study suggests. Researchers found that of nearly 69,000 U.S. adults prescribed aspirin long-term, about 12 percent probably should not have been. That’s because their odds Read More

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For Diabetics, Health Risks Fall Sharply

[New York Times] Federal researchers on Wednesday reported the first broad national picture of progress against some of the most devastating complications of diabetes, which affects millions of Americans, finding that rates of heart attacks, strokes, kidney failure and amputations fell sharply over the past Read More