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Red and Processed Meats Increase Risk for Heart Disease

Jun 03, 2019
Not all animal products threaten heart health, finds European study of 500,000 adults.

Ability to Stand and Walk Helps Identify High-Risk Elderly Adults After Heart Attack

Jun 03, 2019

Experts develop a risk model to identify which elderly adults are likely to experience complications after a heart attack.

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Exercise Helps Minimize Health Effects of Too Much Sitting

May 22, 2019
Australian study finds five hours of exercise a week helps eliminate mortality risk associated with sedentary time.
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New Drug Proven Safe and Effective in Children with Type 2 Diabetes

May 22, 2019
Diabetes drug liraglutide is effective but carries some risk of side effects, shows clinical trial.

Screen Time and Inactivity on the Rise

May 22, 2019

Americans spend more time sitting in front of the TV or computer than ever before, despite known health risks.

Skipping Breakfast Nearly Doubles Risk for Heart-Related Death

May 09, 2019

Long-term study of U.S. adults underscores why the morning meal may be the most important of the day.

New Sugar Labels to Prevent 1 Million Cases of Heart Disease and Diabetes

May 08, 2019

Highlighting added sugars for consumers will save both lives and money over the next 20 years.

Stress From Workplace Violence Linked to Increased Heart Risks

May 08, 2019
Bullying and violence in the workplace increase blood pressure, heart rate and inflammation.

Taking Care of Your Teeth Benefits Heart Health

May 08, 2019
Frequent tooth brushing and dental visits could reduce risk for heart disease, finds study of a large Korean registry.

Study Confirms Benefits of Getting Active in Middle Age

May 01, 2019
It’s never too late to get active, shows study of more than 315,000 retired adults. 

Implantable Monitor Identifies Heart Attacks Earlier, Reduces Delay in Treatment

May 01, 2019
“Symptom-to-door” time—how long it takes to get to hospital after symptoms arise—is reduced by nearly half in study of high-risk patients.

Cholesterol Screenings Staggeringly Low in Women of Childbearing Age

Apr 25, 2019

Pennsylvania study highlights a missed opportunity for OB/GYNs to screen women for dangerous cholesterol disorders.

Smartphone App Uses Picture of Fingertip to Detect Diabetes

Apr 25, 2019

Screening technology uses a phone’s camera and flashlight to identify poor blood flow.

Opioid Use Causes Dramatic Rise in Life-Threatening Heart Infections

Apr 25, 2019
Ohio study highlights a lesser-known health complication of heroin use that causes the build-up of harmful bacteria in the heart.

Heart Issues in Retired NFL Players

Apr 24, 2019

Left ventricular hypertrophy, related to the presence of high blood pressure, tracked closely to former defensive players in this study.

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Both Sugary and Artificially Sweetened Beverages Linked to Increased Mortality Risk

Apr 17, 2019
Experts recommend limiting sugary beverages and consuming diet drinks in moderation, based on a long-term study of more than 118,000 adults.
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Study Supports Limiting Eggs and Cholesterol Intake for a Healthier Heart

Apr 17, 2019
Higher consumption of eggs and cholesterol is linked to increased risk for heart disease.
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Aggressive Blood Pressure Treatment May Improve Brain Function and Reduce Heart Risks in the Elderly

Apr 15, 2019

Tighter blood pressure control can improve outcomes for elderly adults.

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Study Confirms Benefits of Minimally Invasive Treatment Over Surgery for Aortic Stenosis

Apr 10, 2019
Initially reserved for the sickest patients, minimally invasive treatment may be a good option for low-risk patients with aortic stenosis.
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Research Backs up Recommendations to Avoid Alcohol with AFib

Apr 10, 2019
Study confirms cutting out alcohol reduces abnormal heart rhythm in moderate drinkers.
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Fitness is a Strong Predictor of Survival in Adults Over 70

Apr 04, 2019
Traditional risk factors are so common in older people that they become almost meaningless for predicting future health.
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Interval Training Gets Patients in Shape After a Heart Attack

Apr 03, 2019
Workouts alternating between low- and high-intensity help patients in cardiac rehab trim excess abdominal fat.
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Imaging Scans for Cancer Provide Useful Information About Heart Health

Mar 28, 2019

Life-saving information about cardiovascular risk is overlooked about half of the time.

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A Nap a Day Keeps High Blood Pressure at Bay

Mar 19, 2019
The blood pressure-lowering effects of naps may be similar to other lifestyle changes and medication, says Greek study.

Exercise Plus Less Sitting Improves Blood Pressure in Obese Adults

Mar 14, 2019
Breaking up sitting with just three minutes of activity has immediate heart-health benefits, finds Australian study.