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March 15, 2005

Vitamin E and Heart Risks

A new study has found that large doses of vitamin E do not protect against heart attacks and cancer and may raise the risk of heart failure in people with diabetes or clogged arteries.

Posted by news editor at 03:37 PM

March 08, 2005

Oscar Winner Teresa Wright Dies

Teresa Wright, who won an Academy Award in 1942 for her supporting actress role in "Mrs. Miniver," has died at the age of 86. "Wright died Sunday of a heart attack at Yale-New Haven Hospital in Connecticut, her daughter, Mary-Kelly Busch, told The Associated Press on Tuesday."

Posted by news editor at 04:00 PM

Bill Clinton Surgery

"Former President Clinton, who underwent quadruple bypass surgery in September, will undergo a medical procedure this week to remove fluid and scar tissue from his left chest."

Posted by news editor at 09:25 AM

March 03, 2005

Crestor Side Effects Warning

"Crestor, an especially powerful statin that can lower high cholesterol levels faster than many others, has been linked to some fatal cases of muscle damage known as rhabdomyolysis, which can lead to kidney failure. In its advisory, the FDA said clinical trials of Crestor and post-market studies had found that in rare cases it, like other statins, caused muscle damage."

Posted by news editor at 09:32 PM

Surgery for Mitral Valve Prolapse

"A new study suggests people with severely leaky heart valves that cause no symptoms, a situation thought to be relatively harmless, actually are in danger of dying and should consider surgery to get the problem fixed right away."

Posted by news editor at 09:33 AM