The Herald-Dispatch Health Source RSS 2014-07-29T10:15:59-04:00 urn:uuid:573cdd98-1cae-46db-a3ce-a2e68bd07475 Original content available for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons license (Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported), except where noted. Show your heart some love. The Herald-Dispatch / 2014 urn:uuid:0c26b342-468f-4bee-8f62-c7a6e4fea51c 2014-02-21T11:40:00-05:00 <p> Heart disease and stroke may be preventable and controllable, but they still are two of the three leading causes of death for Americans. At Cabell Huntington Hospital, our team of heart specialists provide preventive screenings, education and treatment for many types of heart disease, including heart attack and stroke.</p> Manage to eat dessert with diabetes The Herald-Dispatch / 2014 urn:uuid:17d693da-7793-4a3c-9e53-1658c1da3bb7 2013-11-29T07:17:59-05:00 <p> Desserts can be some of the most tempting parts of the holiday season. And, if you are a diabetic, sweets can be a real problem since most of them have a lot of carbohydrates &#8212; even in a small portion.</p> Best food choices for diabetics The Herald-Dispatch / 2014 urn:uuid:6c27cbbc-f722-4567-b4ee-cb7f849aa27c 2013-11-08T06:44:54-05:00 <p> If you&#8217;ve been diagnosed with diabetes, one important step to begin immediately is to change the amount of food you are eat&#173;ing and focus on filling your plate with non-starchy vegeta&#173;bles. The goal is to consume smaller portions of starchy foods and meats. TheAmerican Diabetes Association has come up with a method called &#8220;Cre&#173;ate Your Plate&#8221; to help patients choose good meals.</p> Curbing teen binge drinking MEHMET OZ, M.D. and MIKE ROIZEN, M.D. urn:uuid:658a1fff-210e-41b6-b352-6cb5aef4f11a 2013-11-06T06:43:08-05:00 <p> You may think the toga party thrown by Bluto (John Belushi) and his Delta Tau Chi pals in the 1978 movie &#8220;Animal House&#8221; was an exaggeration of adolescent drinking habits for riotously com&#173;ic effects. But a new report makes us wonder, and worry. Interview&#173;ing more than 16,000 high-school seniors, researchers found that 20 percent downed five or more drinks in a row in the past two weeks; 10 percent say they slammed down 10 or more; and almost 6 percent admitted to 15 or more in one long binge. And it&#8217;s not just the boys; now 20 percent of girls are doing it, too.</p> Cancer survival rates can vary depending on several factors The Herald-Dispatch 2013-10-25T00:00:09-04:00 <p>Who survives cancer and why do some people survive it and others don't? There are many factors that influence cancer survival rates, including the type of cancer, stage at diagnosis, treatment given and other factors, such as country. </p> Healthy classes, programs and screenings The Herald-Dispatch 2013-09-24T00:00:00-04:00 Reducing early-onset dementia risks The Associated Press 2013-09-23T00:20:36-04:00 <p> When you look at the cover of a magazine in the grocery store (and the picture isn&#39;t Dr. Oz), do you ever mutter, &quot;Who&#39;s that?&quot; It could just be a matter of generational &quot;Star Gaposis.&quot; Your granddaughter couldn&#39;t pick Barbra Streisand out of a lineup, and you haven&#39;t a clue about who Amanda Bynes is. But there are specific memory lapses that indicate you are at risk for early-onset dementia (before age 65).</p> Zesty tomato soup great for season The Herald-Dispatch 2013-09-22T00:00:00-04:00 <p>Tomatoes are a good source of lycopene, an antioxidant that may help protect against cancer and cardiovascular disease. Lycopene is most plentiful in red tomatoes and is best absorbed when the tomatoes have been cooked. Recipe courtesy of the Mayo Clinic. </p> Hard to eat healthy when dining out The Herald-Dispatch 2013-09-19T21:14:19-04:00 <p> Eating healthy is hard when cooking at home, but is even more difficult when dining out. Whether it be breakfast, lunch or dinner, choosing the healthiest selection is tough.</p> Focus on legs can begin by just using them more often The Herald-Dispatch 2013-09-18T23:05:05-04:00 <p> One of the easiest ways to tone your legs is to get up and use them more with consistent walking, jogging or biking routines. These cardio activities will also burn calories and help reduce overall body fat. But if you are looking for lean, strong legs, the prescription is strength training. Rely on variations of good old-fashioned squats, lunges and deadlifts to firm up the muscles in your glutes, quads, hamstrings and calves.</p>