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Scientists eye mechanisms in obesity, heart health

Study: Body fat around the arteries secretes a protein that becomes toxic to blood vessels.

Want optimal heart health? Start young

Young adults stand to benefit greatly in later years if they act now to combat high blood pressure and unhealthy cholesterol levels.

Science probes mutant cholesterol gene

Researchers are beginning to pin down the underlying genetics of a hereditary heart disease that causes high levels of LDL.

Brush teeth, save brain?

Speculative research is probing a possible link between gum disease and Alzheimer's.

Patient Story

‘I’ve got to keep going’

With a love of hobos and an aversion to technology, Claud Wolff seemed the least likely guy to find solace in the high-tech Spectrum Health Now.

Confused about heart disease and menopause?

This physician shares how to determine when your symptoms require a full evaluation.

Wholesome breakfast, happy heart

Research suggests people who regularly skip their morning meal may be more likely to have clogged arteries.

2 signs there’s a heart attack in your future

Heeding these warnings could save your life or the life of a loved one.

Gene therapy—an Alzheimer’s treatment?

The research is preliminary and plenty of work remains, but an animal study shows promise.

Attacking Alzheimer’s

One family's journey with dementia illustrates how research breakthroughs, partnerships may clear path for better understanding, treatment of this elusive and incurable disease.

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