Heart Disease

Stanford Launches iPhone App To Determine Person’s ‘Heart Age,’ Ways To Improve Heart HealthResearchers at Stanford University have launched a new app that lets iPhone users measure the health of their hearts and could help scientists study ways to prevent and treat heart disease.
UCSF Study Suggests Secondhand Marijuana Smoke As Bad As Tobacco Smoke For Heart HealthBreathing secondhand marijuana smoke may be just as bad for your heart as tobacco smoke, according to preliminary research from UCSF.
U.S. Sen. Boxer Seeks Solutions For Preventable Medical Errors In California Hospitals Heart disease and cancer rank as the number one and two, leading causes of death in America, but few people know that medical errors ranks third, killing up to 440,000 people a year.
KCBS Animal Update: The Health Benefits Of Having PetsMany companies have begun to allow pets into the workplace. Dr. Jennifer Scarlett with the San Francisco SPCA explains why she thinks this is a win-win policy.
HealthWatch: Kaepernicking For Kids With Heart DefectsOn Sunday, a lot of eyes will be San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, but in the Central Valley, a lot of hearts are already beating in appreciation.
HealthWatch: Reno Putting Its Money On Disease PreventionThe United States will spend roughly $2.5 trillion this year on health care. Almost three-quarters of that is spent treating chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease. But now, just across state line in Reno, there is a new approach: the city is putting its money on prevention.
HealthWatch: UCSF Doctor Says It’s Time To Regulate SugarA new commentary published online in the Feb. 1 issue of Nature says sugar is just as "toxic" for people as the other two, so the government should step in to curb its consumption.
HealthWatch: Aspirin Fights Heart Attacks, But Daily Doses Not For All Many adults take aspirin to prevent heart attack or stroke, but a new study now confirms it's not for everyone.
Report Shows Few California Students Are In ShapeNearly 70 percent of California’s 5th, 7th and 9th graders could not pass the state Physical Fitness Test in 2011.
Raiders Owner Al Davis Died From Bad HeartOakland Raiders owner Al Davis died from a bad heart, according to his Alameda County death certificate which was obtained Friday by the celebrity news website TMZ.
HealthWatch: Sugars May Increase Heart Disease Risk In TeensA new study suggests on how all that sweet stuff may boost the risk of heart disease in teenagers.