Hospital Joins International Trial

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A Springfield hospital is taking part in an international trial hoping to help find a cure for post-operative heart attacks. Studies have shown about one in ten people who undergo a non-cardiac surgery could suffer a heart injury called Myocardial Injury After Non-Cardiac Surgery or MINS. Nearly one million adults around the … Continue reading »

Walking After Meal Reduces Diabetes Risk

(CNN) — Going for a walk after you eat may reduce your risk for Type 2 diabetes, scientists say, especially if you’re older. Moving helps control blood sugar levels, which is important for keeping diabetes at bay. Researchers at George Washington University had a small group of older Americans go for a short walk a … Continue reading »

Mediterranean Diet Better for Heart

(CNN) — Low-fat or Mediterranean–which diet is better for your heart? Researchers in Spain tracked people on each diet for five years. The winner was the Mediterranean diet, especially one with a lot of extra-virgin olive oil. That group’s risk of having a heart attack, stroke or dying of heart disease was 30 percent lower … Continue reading »