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Heart, Brain, Blood
How Much Water Does Salt Retain in Your Body?

housecalls-nutrition-thumb.jpg If you eat one teaspoon of table salt you take in about 2,300 milligrams of sodium. How much water that makes your body retain depends on the person.

Eating Plant Sterols to Lower Cholesterol

plant-sterols-cholesterolPlant sterols help lower cholesterol naturally. Learn where to find them, how much to eat and how they work.

Blood-Clot Causes: Why They Develop


A quick explanation of what causes blood clots that can lead to strokes or heart attacks.

Are Heart Palpitations Dangerous? A Doctor Explains
rabbit-heart-palpitationsAre heart palpitations dangerous? A doctor explains what happens when your heart seems to skip a beat.

Stroke and Speech: What you can do when aphasia strikes and a loved one can't speak


Stroke and SpeechQ: My mother had a stroke and now she can’t speak or write, but she can respond to questions by nodding “yes” or “no.” What is causing this? Will she be able to speak again? What can I do to help her?
The 3 Pillars of Malignant Brain-Tumor Treatment

brain-tumor-treatmentTreatment for malignant brain tumors isn't perfect, but the future is looking brighter.

When It's Not a Heart Attack: Other Causes of Chest Pain


When your doctor says it's not a heart attack, what else could be causing your chest pain?

Morning Heart Attacks: Why They're More Common

alarm-clock-heartWhy are heart attacks are more likely to happen in the morning? Is that even true? A doctor explains.

Plaque in Blood Vessels: The Facts About Treatment and Cure

how-not-to-clog-the-system-thumb.jpgA doctor explains the facts about plaque in your blood vessels—what it is and whether it's curable or treatable. Learn heart-healthy practices to prevent clogged blood vessels and reduce plaque.

Stroke Myths: Advice from doctors--what they wish you knew

Stroke Myths6 deadly mistakes—and how you can avoid them

Think you’ve heard it all about stroke? What if one happened to you? Would you really know what to do?

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