Reducing salt in the American diet by as little as one-half teaspoon (or three grams) per day could prevent nearly 100,000 heart attacks and 92,000 deaths each year, according to a new study. Such benefits are on par with the benefits from reductions in smoking and could save the United States about $24 billion in healthcare costs, the researchers add.
January 20, 2010
January 19, 2010
Researchers hope that gentle yoga and active stretching will prove enjoyable and sustainable for people with metabolic syndrome, while also improving their health.
December 18, 2009
Kathleen Dracup, dean of the UCSF School of Nursing, talks about her study which found a gap between patient knowledge and behavior when responding to cardiac symptoms.
December 17, 2009
The use of computed tomography (CT) scans in medicine to diagnose disease, and in many cases save lives, has exploded in recent decades.
August 27, 2009
UCSF will once again participate in the American Heart Association’s “Heart Walk” on September 18 and 26 to raise money for the fight against heart disease and stroke.
June 04, 2009
Dean Kathleen Dracup has received one of the highest honors bestowed by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, commemorating nearly 40 years of teaching, research and patient care.