heart health

U-M Cardiovascular Center Performs 500th Heart Device Implant

Last month, retired high school teacher Darol Straub of Ann Arbor received a new heart device, the 500th device implanted by the University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/02/2012

Heart-To-Heart: Stay Healthy, Fight Disease With Annual Checkup

Because February is Heart Health month, WWJ’s Kathryn Larson is fighting heart disease as she takes us along to the cardiologist’s office for her annual checkup.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/14/2012


Consumer Reports: The Truth About Fish Oil

In lab tests of 15 top-selling brands of fish oil supplements, Consumer Reports found that five fell a bit short on quality.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/17/2011

CDC: Uneven Declines In Coronary Heart Disease By State, Ethnicity

According to a report released by the Centers for Disease Control, the highest rates of self–reported coronary heart disease are among older adults aged 65 and over, and American Indians/Alaskan Natives.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/05/2011

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U-M Study: Women Smokers Face Tougher Odds After Heart Attack

Fewer women than men smoke in the United States, but the University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center study suggests smoking is more dangerous for women.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/04/2011

A student gets his blood pressure taken at Oakland University's heart screening. (WWJ: Chrystal Knight)

High School Athletes Line Up For Free Heart Screening At O.U.

High school athletes along with their parents showed up at Oakland University in Rochester Hills, for a free heart screening hosted by volunteer health professionals.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/24/2011

How Old Is Your Heart And Who Can You Trust To Fix It?

An investigation by Consumer Reports Health reveals that the practice of healing hearts has become a money-making machine that too often favors profits over science.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/06/2011

American Heart Association's annual Heart Walk in Detroit

‘Heart Walkers’ Raise $1.2M For Cardiovascular Research

Over 20,000 people gathered at Ford Field for the American Heart Association’s annual Heart Walk.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/14/2011

Lakeside Mall Hosts Free Heart Health Event

Lakeside Mall is the site for “Healthy Start Macomb” beginning at 8 am on Saturday April 16.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/15/2011

Wayne State Prof Has New Target For Heart Disease Treatment

Mutations that are detrimental to the heart when occurring alone restore heart health and lower incidence of heart disease and heart failure when occurring together, a new study by a Wayne State University researcher finds. […]