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When the Body Fails, Tech Takes Over

XPRIZE | Posted 07.27.2015 | Technology
XPRIZE

Think you can't live without a pulse? Not necessarily. Patients with heart failure no longer have to remain in a hospital waiting for a donor heart. A device that once kept patients alive only long enough to receive a transplant is changing the way people with heart failure live for extended periods of time.

What I Never Would Have Learned About Life if I Hadn't Almost Died

Amy Hubbard | Posted 07.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Amy Hubbard

Post-script: I'm doing quite well. I have no money but feel quite rich in my life, no lover but am entirely satisfied, and no wine but am drunk in my ...

Why the New Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs Are Big News

Mount Sinai Health System | Posted 07.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Mount Sinai Health System

These promising new treatments are for individuals whose LDL cholesterol levels or cardiovascular risk profiles are not adequately addressed with statins, as well as those who are statin-intolerant.

Excellent Health News For Chocolate Lovers

Buck Wargo | Posted 06.26.2015 | Fifty
Buck Wargo

We now have yet another reason to eat chocolate. Researchers have previously reported a link between eating chocolate and improving declining memory loss, and now we find it may be good for our heart as well.

Poor Sleep Can Harm Your Heart Health, Too

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 06.19.2015 | Healthy Living

Bad news for those who don't catch enough Z's on a nightly basis: Poor sleep increases the likelihood that you'll suffer a heart attack or stroke. ...

Eating A Handful Of Nuts Every Day Could Help You Live Longer

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 06.12.2015 | Healthy Living

A few nuts a day could keep the doctor away. In a new study published in the International Journal of Epidemiology, men and women who ate a minimum...

Live And Live A Life

Richard L. Burns | Posted 06.09.2015 | Fifty
Richard L. Burns

You're prompted to move in your hospital bed. Simple things like moving arms and legs. Sitting up and lying down. Changing positions. Rolling over.

Cardiology in the Next Ten Years

Valentín Fuster | Posted 06.09.2015 | World
Valentín Fuster

What I hope will happen in the next decade is that we will become ever more responsible for our own health, that we will pay attention to our cardiovascular health, and that we will reduce our chances of suffering these kinds of events.

Women's Heart Health: What We Don't Know

Phyllis Greenberger | Posted 06.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Phyllis Greenberger

Despite this large number of women affected by cardiovascular disease, women and minorities are underrepresented in cardiovascular clinical trials. Only one-third of cardiovascular clinical trials report sex-specific results, making it ever more difficult for researchers and clinicians to know how a particular drug or device will affect women.

High-Risk Heart

Tara Ellison | Posted 06.09.2015 | Women
Tara Ellison

Heart disease kills more women every year than breast cancer, yet heart disease doesn't have as good a publicist. People don't talk about it enough -- especially not women.

6 Expert Tips on Rethinking Nutrition and Heart Health

Catherine Burns | Posted 06.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Catherine Burns

When it comes to nutrition and heart health it would be easy to give you the same old, same old. But the truth is that while many of the traditional guidelines are still valid, the tables have turned a bit recently. It's become obvious that the "low-fat" monopoly of the last few decades just isn't working. Here's why:

7 Good Reasons to Shun Eggs During National Egg Month and All Other Times of the Year

Ingrid Newkirk | Posted 05.13.2015 | Green
Ingrid Newkirk

You can help chickens everywhere by refusing to buy any eggs and instead using egg-free options for your baking and cooking.

How Long Will You Live? Body Size, Heart Rate and Metabolism

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 05.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

These observations were then applied to the association of size and longevity. The larger the animal, the lower its metabolism and the longer it lived. Smaller animals have higher metabolic rates and shorter lifespans.

Polygamous Marriage Is Linked To Higher Rates Of Literal Heartache For Husbands

Posted 04.30.2015 | Healthy Living

By: Tia Ghose Published: April 28, 2015 06:39pm ET on LiveScience. Having more than one wife may cause some serious heartache. Men who are ...

Eat for Your Heart's Content

Margaret Marshall | Posted 06.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Margaret Marshall

Have you been told by someone to "Eat to your heart's content?" Usually this phrase is used when you are a guest in someone's home and they want you...

South Asian? This Test Could Save Your Life

Dr. Amy Shah | Posted 04.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Amy Shah

People of South Asian descent, listen up. We have a big problem on our hands and there just aren't enough people who know about it. If we don't act ...

The Entrepreneur's Common Sense Guide to Heart Health

John Bowen | Posted 06.13.2015 | Small Business
John Bowen

It's been said that a man with health has a thousand dreams, while a man with no health has but one. Don't you owe it to yourself, your team and your family to not only have a thousand dreams, but also have the energy and engagement to make them happen?

Science Finds Yet Another Reason Why Gratitude Is The Best Medicine

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 05.14.2015 | Healthy Living

Gratitude doesn't just warm your heart, it may also lead to a healthier one, a new study suggests. Research published by the American Psychological...

Finnish study: Saunas protect against fatal coronary problems

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 06.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Alaska Dispatch News

Finnish researchers have a health tip for middle-aged men: To stay alive, spend more time in the sauna. A 20-year study led by scientists from the ...

Promising New Drugs Could Revolutionize Heart Health

AP | MARILYNN MARCHIONE | Posted 03.16.2015 | Healthy Living

SAN DIEGO (AP) — New research boosts hope that a highly anticipated, experimental class of cholesterol drugs can greatly lower the risk for heart at...

What I Learned from Going to the Dogs

Tracey Conway | Posted 05.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Tracey Conway

This winter when the Arctic Blast took New England by storm - literally - a dream at the top of my Bucket List was achieved. With a speaking job booke...

Engineering a Better Heart

Dr. Cynthia Thaik | Posted 05.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cynthia Thaik

Last week, my post started a conversation between myself and Dr. Adam Feinberg. In this week's post, our conversation continues, and we'll outline some of the exciting developments that are on the horizon for heart treatment.

Let's Take Women (And Their Health) Seriously

Amy Hubbard | Posted 05.12.2015 | Women
Amy Hubbard

Because women matter, and public health is not just a feminist's cause. When half of our population isn't taken care of, we all pay, whether it's financially or in other ways.

Depression Plus Stress May Raise Heart Health Risks

Posted 03.11.2015 | Healthy Living

By Don Rauf Depression and stress can damage heart health. Put both conditions together, and it may cause a double-whammy that amplifies heart ri...

Can Science and Technology Fix a Broken Heart?

Dr. Cynthia Thaik | Posted 04.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cynthia Thaik

I asked Dr. Feinberg to help explain the current state of cardiovascular treatment and heart-related biomedical engineering. In an upcoming piece, we'll break down the innovative projects that he has underway at CMU that get to the heart of our problems with heart treatment.