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1 year 11 months ago

Even light activity helps your heart

You don't have to be an athlete to keep healthy. A new study confirms even a little exercise benefits your heart! Activities like walking and gardening can help. Researchers found active adults had lower levels of inflammation in the blood, which increases the risk for heart problems. Even those who...

2 years 4 months ago

Medical Diagnosis: Broken Heart

Most of us know how difficult it can be to get dumped or to lose a loved one, but now, doctors are saying you can actually die of a broken heart! The symptoms are similar to those of a heart attack: chest pains and painful breathing. One cardiologist says...

2 years 5 months ago

Lawmakers husband suffers heart attack

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) - The husband of a Colorado lawmaker who was cleared last week of ethics charges has suffered a heart attack. According to the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel, Rep. Laura Bradford says she will be absent from the legislature until her husband, Linton Mathews, is well...

3 years 1 week ago

Number one killer in the U.S.

Gently pressing down on the piano's pristine keys, the now nearly 46-year old Kim Davis looks radiant and healthy, but she has always felt that way. "You see overweight people all over the place and, you know, sometimes you can dress a package enough that it doesn't look quite...

3 years 5 months ago

Shocking the heart into a normal rhythm

"The LifeVest essentially did what its name implies. It saved my life," says Colorado Springs patient and resident Walter Aufderheide. Aufderheide recalls the symptoms that sent him to the doctor's office - restless, sleepless nights in late October of 2010. Seems harmless, but for Aufderheide, his heart could not...

3 years 5 months ago

Celebrating heart health in February

It's that time of year again to go rummaging through your closet and pull out your best red. February is heart month and Friday, February 4, 2011 is the National Wear Red Day. Join the masses that will choose to wear red and show your support for battling heart disease....

3 years 10 months ago

Ft. Carson soldiers rally support for Afghan baby

Our stories about Fort Carson soldiers in Afghanistan are often bleak. Typically we report deployments, homecomings or attacks that leave our soldiers maimed, or worse. Here's a definite change-of-pace--the routine at a military medical clinic at Camp Nathan Smith in Afghanistan has been shattered for the better, as soldiers...

3 years 11 months ago

Some migraines linked to heart attack,stroke

New research suggests some migraine sufferers have a higher risk of dying from heart disease and stroke. The study from the University of Iceland followed over 18,000 men and women for 26 years. Researchers found those who had migraines with aura, or vision problems during their headaches, were at...

4 years 2 months ago

Rocker crowned new Celebrity Apprentice

Rocker and reality star Bret Michaels is the winner of "The Celebrity Apprentice," besting actress Holly Robinson Peete. Donald Trump told Michaels he was "hired" in Sunday's finale of the reality, winning $250,000 for his charity of choice, the American Diabetes Association. But runner-up Peete was a winner...

4 years 2 months ago

Mass CPR training planned Tuesday

The Colorado Springs Fire Department plans to train hundreds, if not thousands in CPR before the Sky Sox game Tuesday evening. CPR, which stands for cardio pulminary resuscitation can save a life when someone has a heart attack. Most recent statistics released by the Colorado Springs Fire Department show...

4 years 5 months ago

New heart pump can save lives

The doctors at Penrose Hospital in Colorado Springs will soon be using new lifesaving cardiac equipment. The TandemHeart Circulatory System manufactured by CardiacAssist Inc. pump helps critically ill patient by pumping blood through their bodies and letting their heart rest. Dr. John Mehall, a cardiac surgeon at Penrose,...

4 years 6 months ago

Studies spotlight problems in FDA device approvals

Two new studies find shortfalls in the Food and Drug Administration's approval process for heart devices such as pacemakers and stents. Researchers from the FDA and Boston's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center said studies submitted by device makers didn't clearly spell out safety targets. They add that submissions were missing...

4 years 9 months ago

Sperm donor passed on deadly heart defect

A sperm donor passed on a potentially deadly genetic heart condition to nine of his 24 children, including one who died at age 2 from heart failure, according to a medical journal report. Two children, both now teenagers, have developed symptoms and are at risk for sudden cardiac death,...

4 years 9 months ago

Colorado insurer changes mind on fat babies

A Colorado insurance company is changing its attitude about fat babies. Rocky Mountain Health Plans said Monday that it will no longer consider obesity a "pre-existing condition" barring coverage for hefty infants. The change comes after the insurer turned down a Grand Junction 4-month-old who weighs about 17 pounds. The...

4 years 10 months ago

Prostate cancer treatment linked to heart risks

A common treatment for prostate cancer may slightly increase patients' risk of heart problems, new research says. Experts said the findings could make doctors think twice before prescribing the standard hormone treatment to men with prostate cancer, particularly if they are at risk of heart disease. The research was...

4 years 10 months ago

Genetics determines how well Plavix works

The anti-clotting drug Plavix is prescribed to people with heart disease to prevent blood clots. But in some patients -- the drug doesn't work, leaving patients at risk for stroke and heart attack. Researchers at the University of Maryland think they know why. They've found a genetic variant that...

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