HealthWatch: Heart Health

HealthWatch — February is heart month and we’ve got some tips for keeping your heart in good condition and avoid a heart attack.

HealthWatch: Heart Benefits of Chocolate

Tamara Melton, Registered Dietician: “Chocolate’s more than just a matter of the heart for what we give to people that we love. chocolate has nutrients in it that can help us to protect our heart. they’re called flavonols, and they help to increase the blood flow to your heart” It also helps your body to … Continue reading »

Healthwatch: Love Your Heart

Healthwatch — According to a recent heart health survey, half of Americans tried a diet in the last year to potentially improve their heart health, but chose the wrong one. According to the study, men are less likely to change their diet due to past heart problems than women. Doctors say that’s because women are … Continue reading »

Heart Health Self-Assessment

MEDFORD, Ore. —  Doctors say it’s important for patients to take control of their own health. For National Heart Month, a local hospital is launching a new online test so anyone can assess their own health from home. Newswatch12’s Kirstin O’Connor explains why the results are surprising people with lifestyles that seem healthy.

HealthWatch: Expanding Statin Use

DURHAM, N. Ca. — Half of Americans between the ages of 40 and 75 should be on statins, which treat high cholesterol and prevent cardiovascular disease. That expanded number was calculated by Duke Researchers and published online this week in the New England Journal of Medicine. It means about 12.8 million more u.s. adults should … Continue reading »

Study Shows Winter Impacts Heart Health

MEDFORD, Ore. — A recent study shows an increase in heart-related deaths during winter months. The study, however, shows that it doesn’t matter what climate people live in, from Arizona to Massachusetts, the increase is about the same. A physician here in the Rogue Valley says there are some factors that occur in the winter … Continue reading »