Disease

COVID-19: A New Cardiovirus?

In December 2019, a cluster of patients with pneumonia were identified in…


SocialDistancing

How Social Distancing Stops the Spread of COVID-19

With the amount of COVID-19 infections on the rise, researchers are scrambling…


Coronaviruses and Beyond: How they Work, How to Protect Yourself

I’m moving away from my usual storytelling to bring you something more…


What is Autophagy?

Autophagy isn’t a new word, at least not in this blog. As previously…


Do you have anxiety? Your mitochondria could be struggling to create energy.

The Takeaway: New research shows that anxiety is marked by dysfunction of our…


Black Bear Cub Asleep in Tree.

Sleep: The Goldilocks of Cardiology

How sleep duration raises the risk of heart attack Sleep. That time that…


Vaping

What’s the Deal with Electronic Cigarettes?

As I rode up a chairlift this past winter, a cloud of grape-scented vapor…


Woman hands making a heart shape on her stomach.

Trust Your Gut… to Break Your Heart

A New Study Links Gut Bacteria to Cardiovascular Disease Risk They say…


You probably don't need any vitamins.

Heart Health: Why You Probably Don't Need That Dietary Supplement

If you are like most people, you probably take some form of vitamin or other…


Menopause? Start estrogen replacement therapy sooner, to reduce heart disease

Hormone replacement therapy for post-menopausal women was once seen as a…