According to a new report, 58.6 percent of Florida adults could be obese by 2030. Not just packing a few extra pounds, not just overweight, but obese with a big, round, voluptuous capital "O." According to the Trust for America's Health annual "F as in Fat" report, if obesity trends continue on thei ... More >>
We love chocolate and for years, researchers have been finding ways for chocolate to love us back. In the past, we've found out that chocolate (the darker the better) is actually filled with antioxidants, has anti-clotting properties (much like aspirin), and can lower blood pressure. Not to mention ... More >>
What's the most despicable way you can imagine a hospital chain trying to make extra cash? Short of kidnapping people to harvest their organs, it might be performing loads of unnecessary heart surgeries, putting patients at serious risk of death. That's exactly what HCA, the hospital chain founded b ... More >>
"Superfood."The term has become as ubiquitous as it is vague. Products from chocolate bars to convenience drinks claim to contain them, but what are they and what separates them from regular foods? Can they make you fly or see through walls? Can they make you faster or smarter or live forever? And i ... More >>
On Monday, Haitian President Michel Martelly quietly flew to Miami for medical treatment of a blood clot in his shoulder. In case anyone in Little Haiti needed a stark reminder of how fragile their homeland's stability remains, as Martelly recuperated yesterday in a Miami hospital, busload ... More >>
If you'd told Larcenia Bullard 35-years ago - back when she was teaching school kids for a living -- that she'd one day use her lofty platform as a Florida state Senator to advocate for marijuana reform, she would have banished you to the principal's office. "I would not have possibly imagined th ... More >>
Seth Putnam (1968-2011)Seth Putnam, the 43-year-old founder of long-running shock-rock grindcore band Anal Cunt, died yesterday of a heart attack.
Kim Kelly, Anal Cunt's PR rep, released a statement via Tumblr, that eulogized the notorious vocalist and preemptively defended the often instigativ ... More >>
Ana V. Ramirez's 25-year-old son, Christian Pagan, has Down syndrome. In April 2010, Pagan flew into a violent rage, and Ramirez had little choice but to call 911. She specifically asked officers not to use a Taser because Pagan has a heart condition. Well, they zapped him anyway, and now a jury ... More >>
Quick, what causes more heart attacks: cocaine or air pollution? It's actually air pollution, which triggers roughly five to seven percent of all heart attacks. Whereas cocaine is responsible for only 0.9 percent of all heart attacks. Of course, cocaine is much more dangerous on a personal level. ... More >>
Nestor Kirchner, the former president of Argentina and husband of current president Cristina Kirchner, has died this morning due to heart failure at the age of 60. The leftist-Peronist politician was widely expected to mount another presidential campaign in 2011.
Anthony Cesario, a former player for the Miami Dolphins and Jacksonville Jaguars, has died at the young age of 34 after suffering what appears to be a heart attack. Cesario died Saturday in Saratoga Springs, Colorado, while the former offensive guard was hosting a hunting party.
As our sister Houston Press blog reports,
The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine is running a
television ad that comes right out and says it: McDonald's food is so
unhealthy it can kill you. The ad opens with an obese man on a gurney
in the morgue, a half-eaten burger in his dead hand. As ... More >>
Earlier this month, Danny Williams, the head of government in Canada's Newfoundland province, traveled to Miami Beach to receive heart surgery at Mount Sinai Medical Center.Cue the predictable right-wing response taking digs at Canada's publicly funded, liberal-loved health-care system: "We keep ... More >>