Cardiovascular Medicine

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    July 30, 2014
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    May 7, 2014
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    March 26, 2014
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    February 5, 2014


    Don't forget the Alka-Seltzer

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    July 10, 2013
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    June 19, 2013
  • Blogs

    April 26, 2013

    Don't Be Scared of Eggs!

    A few weeks ago, stories about a study published in Nature Medicine upset meat lovers. The study had connected the presence of TMAO -- sounds like internet slang, but it's a chemical produced by bacteria in the intestines -- with higher risks of heart disease. And the analysis found that after eatin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2013

    Balding Men Are 32% More Likely To Have Heart Disease

    Thinning on top? Well, according to a study, you have 32% more chance of developing coronary heart disease than someone with a thick head of hair. I'm sure that's very helpful to some people, but to me it seems like the biggest waste of time and money since New Coke. What can really be gained from ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2013

    Here's Why Liza Left Her Post-Concert Party Early Last Week

    No, she wasn't being rude. According to promoter Daniel Nardicio, "Last Wednesday, during Liza and Alan Cumming's show, one of Liza's band members went into cardiac arrest on stage, didn't know it, and continued to play till the end.

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2013

    Too Many Gay Porn Stars Are Dying

    Four in a row. The idols that guys look to for sexuality, confidence, and oomph often mask deep-seated problems and insecurities beneath their bulging bravado. Arpad Miklos (above) committed suicide last Sunday, at age 45.

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    January 23, 2013


    Shape up in Central Park

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    January 23, 2013


    Remembering Joe Strummer

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    July 25, 2012



  • Blogs

    July 7, 2012

    Deli Wins 'Instant Heart Attack' Sandwich Suit; High Cholesterol Ensues

    If you walk into the Second Avenue Deli - a kosher eatery that relocated from the East Village, when it actually was on 2nd Avenue, to Midtown - with $24.95 in your wallet, you'll have just enough moolah to buy a little snack called the 'Instant Heart Attack.' The 804-calorie towering sandwich, made ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2012

    Weed Wackiness: Here Are Common Drugs More Dangerous Than Marijuana

    As the debate over medical marijuana continues in New York and the rest of the U.S., there's bound to be a lot of conflicting information out there. Opponents of medical marijuana tend to argue that it is dangerous and has no therapeutic qualities. We're not medical experts, so we're not going to d ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    December 28, 2011


    Chill out on New Year’s Day

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2011

    Photos: Inside the Sanitation Building Where Occupy Wall Street's Stuff Is Being Held

    As we reported earlier today, press aren't allowed inside the Sanitation facility on 57th Street where the city is storing Occupy Wall Street protesters' belongings taken during the Zuccotti raid. We'd heard reports of disarray and damage inside and had seen photos of smashed laptops, and now the Vo ... More >>

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    November 2, 2011
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    August 13, 2011

    Diane McCloud, Long Island Woman, Denied Heart Transplant After Stealing from CVS

    ​Earlier this year, Judge Francis Ricigliano showed sympathy for ailing 47 year-old Diane McCloud, who was serving 15-months in jail for petit larceny. He suspended her sentence in order for her to get on a heart transplant waiting list. The Daily News reports that McCloud appeared in front of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2011

    The UES 2nd Avenue Deli Will Indeed Open This Summer

    2nd Avenue Deli​Two years after Upper East Siders started drooling in anticipation of massive caloric intake, the 2nd Avenue Deli is finally close to opening its doors on First Avenue.

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2011

    Which Brand of Flosser Will Save Your Life? We'll Tell You!

    ​Each week, Death by Science kicks down science and technology's door and demands to see where they're hiding the primo goods. Often terrifying, sometimes humbling, our discoveries will make you run to the nearest 7-11 and stock up on canned goods and doomsday porn. This week, we examine the c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2011

    Elderly Jewish New Yorkers May Hold Secret to Long Life

    ​Cornell University researchers are about to begin studying the stem cells of a dozen elderly Jewish New Yorkers to figure out how they manage to live so long. There's evidence of a "longevity gene" which protects against heart disease and cancer; a lot of these seniors are living to 100 despite b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2011

    Macho Man Randy Savage Dead in Car Accident After Heart Attack

    Iconic wrestler and Slim Jim spokesman "Macho Man" Randy Savage died this morning in a car accident after suffering a heart attack, TMZ is reporting via Savage's brother. May he rest in peace. (Don't panic.)

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    May 11, 2011

    2nd Ave Deli Sued for Gutbomb; A Bun in Donatella Arpaia's Oven

    ​The 2nd Ave Deli is being sued by Arizona-based Heart Attack Grill for trademark infringement due to its "Instant Heart Attack Sandwich." [Reuters] For the past year, the Family Life Academy Charter School in the Bronx has served fresh food in the cafeteria, prepared by a professional chef, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2011

    Working Too Much Could Kill You

    Dangerous.​News you can use! If you're working 55 hours or more a week (and who among us isn't, really?), your health may be in danger. A study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine looked at 7,095 British civil servant workers who worked 11 or more hours daily. They were 67 percent mor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2011

    Sex Is Killing Our Nation's Couch Potatoes

    ​Beware: If you're an out-of-shape "older person" who gets neither very much sex nor very much exercise, you might die of a heart attack from doing either, according to a new study. This is not to say that you shouldn't exercise, says the study's author, Dr. Issa Dahabreh of Tufts. Au contrair ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2011

    If You Must Have a Heart Attack, Do It the 'Fun' Way

    ​Nobody likes a heart attack. And according to a new study in The Lancet, most of the things that you actually enjoy in life have a chance of giving you one: "Coffee, alcohol, sex, even breathing -- can all help spur an attack." Ack! Stop breathing, now! Researchers have determined that coffe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2010

    Feds Investigating 2007 Bellevue Jail Ward Death

    ​Back in June 2008, the Voice examined the controversial beating death of a mentally ill inmate in the jail ward at Bellevue Hospital Center. We reported exclusively that Patrick Miller was beaten severely by five correction officers in May 2007, and that beating probably led to his death by h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2010

    The 5 Most Profitable Drugs: They Never Cure You

    ​In this week's cover story, writer Keegan Hamilton investigates the controversy surrounding ibogaine, the experimental hallucinogen drug that has helped kick meth and heroin addictions. Ibogaine is illegal, even though its power to cure addicts has been proven. Hamilton's story describes th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2010

    Illegal Immigrant's Heart Transplant is Covered. Her Rent is Not.

    ​In June, the Voice wrote about Julia Amparo-Alvarado, a 42-year-old illegal immigrant from Guatemala who faced death without a heart transplant. The mother of two was navigating a complex path of gaining insurance coverage despite her immigration status. Three weeks ago, Julia managed to get ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2010

    Update: George Steinbrenner Dies of Heart Attack

    ​Update: We've just heard via ABC that George Steinbrenner has died: New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner has died in Tampa after suffering a heart attack, three sources tell ABC Action News. The Steinbrenner family has now released a statement, per

  • News

    June 29, 2010

    An Immigrant's Heart

    To survive the ordeal of escaping Guatemala, Julia needed a big Heart. But not this big.

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2010

    Milk is Good for You, According to New Dairy Council-Backed Study. Lewis Black is not so Sure. (Video NSFW Due to Potty-Mouth)

    "I'm so mad I could lactate!"​A new study out of Sweden suggests that eating dairy could benefit heart health by lowering blood pressure and reducing cholesterol levels, thus cutting the risk of having a heart attack. It should be noted, however, that the study was funded in part by the Nation ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2010

    He Who Laughs Laughs While Others Exercise

    ​Today is the day in which a whole lot of unfortunate health studies got dumped on us. Scientists must be pissed or something. Because it's not like any of this is news so much as it's just a nagging reminder of how we have too much fun in life and better rein it in, 'cause we're gonna die... ... More >>

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    November 3, 2009
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    October 21, 2009

    'This Is Why You're Fat' Authors Want to Fatten You Up

    ​A copy of This Is Why You're Fat, which is scheduled to hit book shelves next Tuesday, recently landed at FiTR HQ. It's pretty much what anyone who followed its original blog incarnation would expect: gross photos of food that will kill you, plus recipes for the masochistically inclined. In a ... More >>

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    September 16, 2009

    Ed Koch Celebrates Bypass Operation with Big Steak Dinner

    ​Back in the Chicago Bears' 80s heyday, there was a story (now debunked, alas) that quarterback Jim McMahon fed his offensive line dinner every weekend as a gesture of appreciation toward the people who kept him from getting killed. Former Mayor Ed Koch seems to have heeded that apocryphal exa ... More >>

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    February 9, 2009

    Valentine's Day Suggestions: Heart-Healthy Snacks, Medical Intervention

    It's never too early to worry about Valentine's Day. An alarming number of releases we've received take a recessionary angle. For example, from February 10 through February 15, participants in T.G.I. Friday's "Give Me More Stripes" promotion will receive free Spiced Up Cupcakes with the purchase of ... More >>

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    December 3, 2008


    Women's hoops for a good cause

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    November 5, 2008
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    November 4, 2008

    Second Marathon Casualty Named

    The Staten Island Advance reports that Joseph Marotta, a former Community Board Chairman, died of a heart attack Sunday night after walking the New York City Marathon. It was the 66-year-old's fourth Marathon, a tradition he began after his son donated a kidney to him in 2004. As previously reported ... More >>

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    February 26, 2008
  • Columns

    February 27, 2007

    Hard to Swallow

    The debate surrounding choking as a sexual practice

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2006

    Will There Be Trans Fat Speakeasies?

    "After one year from the ratification of this article the manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors within, the importation thereof into, or the exportation thereof from the United States . . . is hereby prohibited." - Eighteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, January 16, 191 ... More >>

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    December 13, 2005
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    March 15, 2005

    Soldiers Fear the Needle

    The Pentagon still fights for its anthrax vaccine

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    November 16, 2004

    A Heartbeat Away

    Speculation about a replacement for Dick Cheney just keeps on ticking

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    July 16, 2002

    Hormonal Outrage

    The Menopause Industry's Marginalized Critics Are Finally Proven Right

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    February 8, 2000
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    June 23, 1998

    Big Fat Problem

    AIDS Drugs Cause Scary Side Effects--And Spark Interest in New Treatment Strategies

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