Why Your DNA Is Not Your Destiny, At Least For Your HeartYou might think a strong family history of heart disease means you're next on the list for a heart problem, but a new study finds that four simple steps can help you cut that genetic risk in half.
Cancer Now Becoming The No. 1 Cause Of Death In AmericaHeart disease has been the leading cause of death in the U.S. for close to a century, but a new analysis shows that cancer is now No. 1 in many states and will soon be the leader in all.
More Time On Your Feet, Less Time In Your SeatAn new analysis of 47 studies shows that most of us need to spend more time on our feet than in our seat. The research concludes that people who spend most of their day sitting are at a higher risk of heart disease, cancer, and diabetes -- and that's even if you go to the gym regularly. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida has tips on surviving a day at the desk.
Study: You May Have Diabetes And Not Know ItMore than 28 million Americans have diabetes, but more than 8 million don't even know they have it. And as CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports, that can lead to complications such as heart attacks, blindness, kidney failure, and a host of other life threatening health issues. He has advice on how to be screened for diabetes, and a simple test to check your risk of having the disease.
Simple Diet Changes Can Really Help The HeartResearchers say even those with several risk factors for heart disease can quickly lower the risk by up to 1/3 by just saying no to a burger, and yes to chicken or fish.