More belly weight increases danger of heart disease even if BMI does not indicate obesity

People with abdominal obesity and excess fat around the body’s mid-section and organs have an increased risk of heart disease even if their body mass index (BMI) measurement is within a healthy weight range, according to a new Scientific Statement from the American Heart Association published today in the Association’s flagship journal, Circulation. “This scientific statement provides the most recent […]

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‘It’s just added stress’: Dartmouth dialysis patients frustrated by imminent transfer to Halifax

Dartmouth resident Calvin Kilgar goes to dialysis three days a week, four hours at a time. It’s an exhausting ordeal for the 73-year-old, but with kidneys weakened by a bowel blockage gone wrong, the treatment is what keeps him alive. Dialysis uses tubes, machinery or catheters to keep waste, salt, water and other chemicals from building up in the body, […]

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