Cardiovascular Medicine

  • Voice Choices

    May 14, 2014


    Rooftop Films Summer Series begins now

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    February 1, 2013

    After Leaving Hospital Last Week, Koch Is Back In Intensive Care [UPDATE]

    This is the last bit of news we want to hear after last week. Then, we reported on the improving medical condition of former Mayor Ed Koch. The 88-year-old statesman was hospitalized at New York Presbyterian/Columbia for reportedly having swollen ankles and liquid inside of his lungs. With positive ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    December 5, 2012


    The Maggie Dixon Classic returns

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    August 23, 2012

    Trey Songz Opens A Much-Read Book To Chapter V

    Much of R&B has been devoted to negotiating the relationship between men and women, and Trey Songz has always been traditional in that regard. His new album, Chapter V is organized neatly into three sections. The first and longest section is a hedonistic celebration of the player lifestyle (note the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2011

    Larry King Talks To Me About His Gala Tribute, Part One!

    ​ On Monday night at the Sheraton Ballroom, onetime Abbot of the West Coast Friars Club Larry King gets a Friars Testimonial dinner, emceed by Katie Couric and featuring testimonials from the likes of Joan Rivers, Kathy Griffin, and Donald Trump. I called Larry to toast the TV legend on his a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2011

    If You Eat a Lot of Salt, You May Want to Eat a Lot of Bananas

    ​Salt. Poor salt. Although studies have shown that it may or may not actually raise the risk of heart disease, it still gets a bad rap among nutritionists and politicians alike. But while that's unlikely to change anytime soon, there is a bit of good news for fans of the beleaguered seasoning. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2011

    Man Loses Weight By Living In Mall For 30 Days, Now Returning To Wild Suburbia

    ​Scott Jorgenson, a Minneapolis man, has completed a 30-day stint of living inside The Mall Of America. Unfortunately for him, he didn't get to spend his days browsing the black light posters and fart machines Spencer's Gifts -- he lived inside a glass box and learned how to eat and live bette ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2011

    New York City Considers Fast-Food Toy Ban, Cites Happy Fat Kids

    Ladies and gentlemen, a photo of the world's only Filet-O-Fish Happy Meal.​Gather round, children, and listen to a tale of the evil New York City Council attempting to take your Happy Meal toys away. Yahoo reports that the dastardly City Council Deputy Majority Leader Leroy Comrie, who comes f ... More >>

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    February 23, 2011
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    February 12, 2011

    Elizabeth Taylor in Hospital for Congestive Heart Failure

    ​Liz Taylor, who is 78 now, has been hospitalized in L.A. for congestive heart failure, which she had surgery for in 2009. According to her publicist, "She is currently being kept in the hospital for monitoring. Her family and close friends are appreciative of the warm support and interest of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2011

    No More Diet Soda For Me! It's Lethal!

    ​I swear! My cute shtick about drinking Diet Coke every day is no longer terribly amusing. A new study says that people--and journalists--who do that have a 61% higher chance of a "vascular event."

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2011

    Will the City Be Hit By a Storm of Snow Suits?

    ​Yeah, nobody saw this coming: The Daily News reports that "a Brooklyn man whose wife died of a heart attack after waiting more than 90 minutes for an ambulance during last month's blizzard" is filing a $20 million lawsuit against the city. Yes, the onslaught of post-blizzard litigation has begun!

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2011

    Melissa Leo Said What????

    ​The talented Melissa Leo is winning lots of awards for playing the big-haired, manipulative, and often destructive mother in The Fighter. The real-life woman she plays had a heart attack a few days ago, but she's rallying because she's that kind of survivor.

  • Voice Choices

    January 5, 2011


    This trio moves

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2011

    Michael Ketter Dies from Bad Punch on New Year's Eve

    A New Year's Eve fight in the Atlantic Terminal housing project on Carlton Avenue in Brooklyn cost 51-year-old Michael Ketter his life, police say. Suspect Angel Diaz, 26, surrendered to police on Sunday. Cops say Diaz punched Ketter and pushed him to the ground in the incident shortly before 11 p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2011

    Dick Cheney Literally Has No Pulse

    Dick Cheney Eating Fruit​The former Vice President of the United States is now officially the robot he was always accused of being. A feature in the New York Times reveals new details of Dick Cheney's mechanical heart pump, which saved his life when it was installed in July. Skinnier, but stil ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    December 29, 2010


    In the year 2011 . . . Weinberg goes solo

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2010

    New Yorkers: We're All Living Longer, But Dudes, You're Still Dying First

    ​There's a new report out about men's health in New York City. The good news: We're all living longer than ever. If you were born in 2007 (and can read; if not, ask Mommy or Daddy to read this to you), you will probably live to an average of 79.4 years. But: Men die six years before women on a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2010

    Slushies Go Upmarket; Sotheby's to Auction Rare Veggies

    ​Mario Batali is writing a vegetarian cookbook. He already hosts "Meatless Mondays" at all 14 of his restaurants, and limits himself to five meals with meat per week. [NY Daily News] Upmarket slushies are all the rage. Not only is a new food truck specializing in all natural shaved ices, but ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2010

    A Half Bottle of Wine a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

    ​You know how scientists are always warning us that a glass of wine is fine, even good for you, but don't chug the whole bottle, even if it's clearly going to go bad and that's just wasteful? Well, actually, a group of French researchers have found that people who suck down half a bottle of wi ... More >>

  • Theater

    May 18, 2010
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    May 17, 2010

    Barbara Walters Ain't Going Anywhere

    ​The TV legend who can ask you what kind of tree you are and make you cry is here for the even longer haul. She's recovering from heart surgery and will no doubt be back on her feet and interviewing and lisping and cocktail partying just like before, if a tiny bit weatherbeaten by the experie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2010

    Chipotle Expands Into Europe; Jet Dustin Keller Names Katz's City's Best Dog

    ​The Indian yogi who claims to have not eaten a thing in 70 years baffled scientists who studied him for 15 days. The hope was that information gleaned could help soldiers survive without food and drink or save people trapped in natural disasters. [FOXNews] Chipotle Mexican Grill has opened i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2010

    Dance and Sex for Health, as They Do in Brazil

    ​Oh Brazil, we love you so much. First you gave us Brazilians. And then you gave us that Gisele, what a charmer! Say what you will about models, but it was kinda funny when she had that tiff with Bridget Moynahan for saying that she considered Bridget's son her son, which of course pissed Brid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2010

    My Rant: Mayor Bloomberg's Jihad Against Salt

    ​The Mayor is a wily politician, who knows how to get the maximum bounce for health initiatives that don't cost him any political capital (or actual capital, for that matter), and make him look health conscious. We already know he's a total hypocrite, and doesn't follow his own advice. His ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2009

    The Future Is Bleak for Foodies; Forget Jared. Meet Christine, Taco Bell's Diet Poster Girl

    ​The latest food recall comes from National Steak and Poultry in Oklahoma, which is recalling some 248,000 pounds of beef that might be contaminated with a strain of E. coli. The meat could be linked to illnesses in Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, South Dakota, and Washington. [ABC News] Wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2009

    And In Strange Studies: Pecorino, For Your Health

    ​A group of American and Italian scientists have put their resources and expertise to good use studying the long-term effects of Pecorino Romano cheese on human health. One usually thinks of formaggio as a fatty indulgence, but, apparently, the researchers have found that small amounts of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2009

    Also, he's an orphan

    ​Anthony D. Marshall, who is awaiting sentencing for looting the estate of his Alzheimer's-afflicted 105-year-old mother Brooke Astor, is asking the court to dismiss his conviction on the most serious charge because he's too old and sick to serve the mandatory prison term. A number of his prom ... More >>

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    September 8, 2009
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    August 25, 2009

    'This Is Why You're Fat' Book Cover Revealed: Donut Bacon Burger Graces Jacket

    ​ This Is Why You're Fat: Where Dreams Become Heart Attacks, the user-generated blog-turned-book, will go on sale October 27, but you can pre-order it on Amazon now. Creators Jessica Amason and Richard Blakeley have unveiled the book cover, above, which features the lauded doughnut burger... ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2009

    So What's Wrong With Michael Jackson? (Update: TMZ Says He's Dead) (Update: Washington Post Confirms: Michael Jackson is Dead)

    We hear paramedics were summoned, and he wasn't breathing when they got to his house. Cardiac arrest. 99 out of 100 celebrity watchers are thinking "drugs." But you know both Michael Jackson and you are older than you used to be, right? We doubt MJ's the type to watch his cholesterol. We know ever ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2009

    Worst Valentine's Day Pitches: "Love Maps"

    Valentine's Day is tomorrow, and our friends in PR seem to have saved their best V-Day flackery for today. Did you know global manufacturer Philips makes weird, podlike his 'n' her vibrators called "Intimate Massagers"? To promote their use on Valentine's Day, Philips suggests decorating oneself wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2009

    Questioning Bloomie's Salt Cutback

    There's an interesting Op-Ed in the Times today questioning the wisdom of Mayor Bloomberg and the NYC Department of Health's campaign against salt--and the piece doesn't question the lower-salt initiative in the name of culinary freedom but health.Michael Alderman, a professor of medicine and epidem ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2008

    Fork in the Road Raises her Cholesterol at Char No. 4

    In this week's paper, I review Char No. 4, the temple to whiskey and homemade bacon on Smith Street in Brooklyn. Don't go unless you want to wear bacon perfume for the rest of the day—the whole place is filled with the aroma of pork belly being smoked. My dog thought I smelled great. Char No. 4 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2008

    Second Marathon Death Announced

    One of the two marathoners we earlier reported had suffered non-fatal heart attacks has died. His name has not been released pending family notification -- which must be disturbing, you would think, to the family members of any elder marathoners who have not heard from their kin since the race. Prev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2008

    Looks After Neighbor, Is Slain in L.I.C.

    Michelle Koutsoubelis of Long Island City had noticed a stranger skulking around the neighborhood, peeping into car windows, so when she had to go out to her own car last night, she asked her neighbor and friend, retiree Nicholas Nowillo, to walk her. Nowillo accompanied Koutsoubelis to her car and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2008

    S.I. Horse Captured; Rider Found Dead

    We mentioned yesterday a runaway horse reported near Clay Pit Road on Staten Island. We are sorry to learn that the horse was unmanned because its rider had died in the saddle, per the Staten Island Advance. William Whalen, 79, was an accomplished horseman, "full of old cowboy stories," and continue ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    August 19, 2008


    Bertolucci’s steamy film gets adapted for the stage

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2008

    Gov. Paterson Undergoes Glaucoma Operation

    After releasing an early morning statement saying that Governor David Paterson had checked himself in to The Mount Sinai Medical Center for migraine-like symptoms, his office explained that Paterson is undergoing a procedure to treat acute glaucoma in his left eye. The governor, who turned 54 on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2008

    What's Irish? Reubens and Boozy Ice Cream

    Monday is Saint Patrick's Day—start planning your debauchery now. Gridskipper has a round-up of places along the parade route to get reuben sandwiches (including a blasphemous vegetarian version) to soak up all the beer: Irish-ish Heart Attack Plus, for "agoraphobics," Serious Eats provides a ... More >>

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    October 24, 2006
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    July 11, 2006
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    January 3, 2006

    Go, Dick. Go!

    Cheney's health scare could give Bush an esacape

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    November 29, 2005
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    August 16, 2005
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    May 18, 2004

    Dearly Deported

    U.S. is ousting a retiree too ill to travel

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    November 18, 2003

    Was Terri Schiavo Beaten in 1990?

    Will There Be an Investigation in Time?

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    February 11, 2003

    Stalk Options

    Freaks Like Them

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    January 11, 2000
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    February 9, 1999

    Death of a Disco Dancer

    New details about Tunnel drug overdose allegation