Topic: heart disease

Heart Attack Grill Spokesman John Alleman Died Of A Heart Attack

Heart Attack Grill Spokesman John Alleman Died Of A Heart Attack

John Alleman, the unofficial spokesman for the Heart Attack Grill, died of a heart attack yesterday. If you’re not familiar, the Las Vegas restaurant’s whole schtick is serving horrendously unhealthy food–like the “quadruple bypass burger,” which contains nearly 10,000 calories alone–with a staff dressed up as nurses and doctors. Because who wouldn’t want to visualize a trip to the E.R. while consuming food that’s literally closing their arteries?! More »

Coroner Says Yes, It Was 31-Year-Old Woman’s Coca Cola Habit That Caused Heart Attack

Coroner Says Yes, It Was 31-Year-Old Woman's Coca Cola Habit That Caused Heart Attack

Almost a year ago, we wrote about Natasha Harris, the 31-year-old New Zealand mom with a two-gallon-a-day Coke habit. She died of a heart attack and there was an inquest into the causes of her death. Today, the coroner’s report has been released and it reads, in part:

I find that, when all the available evidence is considered, were it not for the consumption of very large quantities of Coke by Natasha Harris, it is unlikely that she would have died when she died and how she died.

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Chris Christie Weight Criticism, Fat Jokes Aren’t A Sign Of Gender Equality In Politics

Chris Christie Weight Criticism, Fat Jokes Aren't A Sign Of Gender Equality In Politics

Earlier this week, Chris Christie went on “The Late Show with David Letterman” and joked about his weight, calling himself “basically the healthiest fat guy you’ve ever seen in your life.” And this morning, he held a news conference in New Jersey to clarify that he takes the issue seriously. Most pundits are translating the public discussion of his health as a sign that he’s gearing up to run for office in 2016, but others are also discussing what it means for the media to scrutinize a man’s appearance in politics; a treat that’s long been reserved for female politicians. More »

5 Heart Health Facts You Probably Haven’t Heart Yet, In Honor Of Heart Health Month

5 Heart Health Facts You Probably Haven't Heart Yet, In Honor Of Heart Health Month

February is American Heart Health Month, so you’re probably about to hear a lot of advice like “eat more vegetables” and “get more exercise.” But you know this, right? We all do. So to help you learn something new (and get you on the best path to lower your risk of heart disease), we compiled some of the best new research and findings on cardiovascular health from the past year. More »