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Heart Disease

Eli Sapharti: Author, From Fat Boy to Fit Man (Source: CBS4)

Focus On South Florida: From Fat Boy To Fit Man

June is Men’s Health Month. Heart Disease remains the number one killer of men and women. More than one in three adult men have some sort of heart disease. We feature Eli Sapharti, he struggled with much of his life with obesity, now he’s lost 110 pounds and written a book about how not being able to fit in an airplane seat forced him to change his life.

06/09/2013

Edward Murphy undergoes an Endopat. (Source: CBS4)

Test Detects Heart Disease Using Only Your Fingers

Could a simple, completely non-invasive test predict your risk for a heart attack just by measuring your finger? There’s a new device which can tell you the health of your blood vessels, and your heart.

CBS4–04/02/2013

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The Big Salt Shake Up

Could all those warnings about too much salt be wrong? An independent investigator with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation raises the question in a New York Times Op-Ed titled “Salt, We Misjudged You.” CBS4′s Cynthia Demos has the health controversy.

CBS4–06/11/2012

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New Device Can Detect Heart Attacks Early

A trial is underway to make a pacemaker-like device available in the U.S. that will vibrate and have an alarm, worn like a pager, that will go off if you are about to have a heart attack.

CBS4–04/09/2012

Go Red

Support A Cause: Go Red

If you see plenty of women across South Florida in red Friday, and notice Downtown Miami’s Freedom Tower is crimson, it’s not a preview of Valentine’s Day. Instead, it’s showing support for the American Heart Association’s National Go Red Campaign.

CBS4–02/03/2012

A young man died after being shot outside a Hollywood apartment early Saturday morning. (Source: AP)

CDC: Homicide Drops From Top 15 Causes Of Death

Homicide is no longer one of the top 15 causes of death in the United States, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

CBS4–01/11/2012

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New Study Links Blood Vessel Damage To Sleep Apnea

Could sleep apnea be shortening your life? Recent research has found new ways to prevent potentially life threatening blood vessel damage caused by the disease.

CBS4–07/11/2011

See how I-Pad EKGs can save llives - Thursday, June 2 at 11 PM on CBS4

Need An EKG? There’s An App For That!

Heart disease is the #1 killer of men and women in America. Heart attacks strike more than 1 million people each year. Now, some Broward doctors are using smart phones and iPads to speed up diagnoses and treatment for cardiac arrest patients.

06/02/2011

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New Procedure Speeds Recovery After Angioplasty

It’s the number one killer in American and last year alone cost the U.S. more than $316 billion in healthcare. It’s heart disease.

04/19/2011

Bell Peppers

Shopping Smarter For A Healthier Heart

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in America for both men and women. With February being designated as American Heart Month, there are things you can do at the supermarket to make sure you’re shopping smarter for a healthy heart.

CBS4–02/04/2011