Tag Archives: Heart

The complicated relationship between fish oil and heart health

For nearly two decades, the American Heart Association (AHA) has recommended that people with coronary heart disease (CHD) consume omega-3-fatty acids (the kinds of fatty acids found in fish and fish oil) to prevent another heart attack. This recommendation was based on early randomized, controlled trials, which found that fish oil supplementation was associated with… Read More »

A school resource officer and a nurse saved a student after his heart stopped

M.J. collapsed on the floor and went into cardiac arrest. A coach called Madison County Central School’s school resource officer, Sgt. Joey Knight, for help. “I bolted to my truck or my patrol vehicle and drove down to the gym to find him unresponsive lying on the gym floor,” Knight told CNN affiliate WCTV. Knight,… Read More »

FDA OKs Diabetes Drug for Type 2 Heart Failure Risk

Matthew Freeby, MD, director, Gonda Diabetes Center, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA. Gerald Bernstein, MD, program coordinator, Friedman Diabetes Institute, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York. AstraZeneca: Press release, Oct. 21, 2019. The New England Journal of Medicine, Jan. 24, 2019. Invokana web site. GoodRx. WebMD Health