Shaking America’s unhealthy salt habits

Americans love salty foods. The average American consumes 3400 mg of sodium per day. The 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee recommends that Americans should target under 2300 mg of sodium daily, and the American Heart Association recommends a target of under 1500 mg sodium daily for healthy Americans. While there is ongoing discussion on the … Continue reading Shaking America’s unhealthy salt habits

FDA strengthens heart attack, stroke warning for popular painkillers

Before you reach into the medicine cabinet in search of relief for a headache, fever or back pain, you should be mindful of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s recent update to safety warnings on widely used painkillers. The FDA recently strengthened an existing warning that non-aspirin nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), like ibuprofen and naproxen, … Continue reading FDA strengthens heart attack, stroke warning for popular painkillers

Former President George W. Bush’s Heart Procedure Raises Questions for Many on Risk of Heart Disease

Earlier this week, former President George W. Bush underwent a routine physical here in Dallas where his doctors discovered that he may have a blocked artery in his heart. The following morning, the 67-year-old underwent a catheterization procedure to determine the severity of the blockage. During the procedure, it was decided that he needed a … Continue reading Former President George W. Bush’s Heart Procedure Raises Questions for Many on Risk of Heart Disease