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Fears of Mortality Often Misplaced

By Dr. Baxter Allen
By Dr. Baxter Allen

We often think that plane crashes and random acts of violence in our country are the causes most to be feared. They are not. Dr. Baxter Allen gives us a list of the 'Top Ten Causes of Death in America.'

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One Step Closer to New Treatment Option for Obesity

By Megan Riddle, M.D. Ph.D. MS
By Megan Riddle, M.D. Ph.D.

Last week, the New England Journal of Medicine, the nation’s premier medical journal, released an article describing new discoveries related to the FTO gene and its link to obesity, bringing with it hopes for new treatment options.

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More Than Willpower: Research Into Understanding Obesity

By Megan Riddle, M.D. Ph.D. MS
By Megan Riddle, M.D. Ph.D.

Three recent articles in scientific journals explore some of the underlying factors that contribute to obesity. The articles show that we must move beyond the strongly held societal beliefs that obesity is merely an issue of willpower and look for the deeper roots of the condition — in our genetics, how we are raised, and even the size of our plates.

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Wednesday 5: Women and U.S. Foreign Policy, Rosa Parks, Heart Disease, Sonia Sotomayor, & ‘Paperman’

By Women's Voices For Change
Hillary Clinton's work on women's and girls' advancement into U.S foreign policy; the Rosa Parks we don't know; a call to action for black women on the risks of heart disease; Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor is a rock star; and an Oscar-nominated animated short film, "Paperman," that allows us to appreciate the beauty in simplicity.
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General Medical · Health

News on Gender and Heart Disease

By Holly S. Andersen, M.D.
Last week,  two researchers from Australia announced an exciting new discovery about gender and heart disease. We have long recognized that men generally become prone to coronary artery disease earlier than women — on average a decade earlier — perhaps supporting the notion that male sex hormones increase one’s risk of heart disease. Although the role of androgens in cardiovascular…
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General Medical · Lifestyle

Heart to Heart

By Katharine Johnson
At 35 years old, I wasn’t expecting a heart attack. Afterward, I had a friend tell me, “If I had to make a list of 10 people least likely to have a heart attack, you would have been at the top of the list.” I  certainly never thought I’d have two, so quietly that they almost missed it. I was…
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Dr. Holly Andersen: Preventing Coronary Artery Disease

By Holly S. Andersen, M.D.
Dear Dr. Andersen, I have a strong family history of coronary artery disease even though no one in my family has diabetes or obesity. Everyone who had this problem was fit and did not smoke. Maternal grandfather died in his 50’s of a sudden heart attack. His sister died of heart failure in her 60’s after having survived two heart…
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Dr. Holly Andersen on Cholesterol

By Womens Voices for Change
WVFC is happy to welcome Dr. Holly Andersen, a member of our Medical Advisory Board. Dr. Andersen, Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Weill Cornell Medical Center, has additionally served as the Chief Medical Resident for the Department of Medicine and Director of Education and Outreach for the Ronald O. Perelman Heart Institute at The New York Presbyterian Hospital. She…
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