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Heart Health

8-Hour Sleepers More Likely To Be Heart Healthy

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 11.25.2015 | Healthy Living

ORLANDO, Fla. — People who get at least 8 hours of sleep each night are more likely to have good heart health than those who get less sleep, a ...

Walking Faster Linked With Dramatic Heart Benefits In Older Adults

Live Science | Shelley Emling | Posted 11.20.2015 | Fifty

For older adults, walking a little faster, or for a few extra blocks, may increase the heart-healthy benefits of your stroll, a new study finds. In th...

Keeping Things in Perspective: Surviving the Holidays

Lisa Yue | Posted 11.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Lisa Yue

With Thanksgiving marking the start of the holiday season, I already feel the stress of added demands. There are meals to plan, gifts to buy, cards to...

LDL Cholesterol: Size DOES Matter

Mike Sheridan | Posted 10.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Mike Sheridan

Conventional wisdom tells us LDL cholesterol is bad and HDL cholesterol is good. A huge improvement from the days of "all cholesterol is bad," but still a far cry from adequate.

Seafood: It's What's for Dinner

Katie Cavuto MS RD | Posted 10.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Katie Cavuto MS RD

Whether it's a scrumptious salmon dish or a crowd-pleasing clam chowder, most of us love seafood. We love it so much, we dedicated a month to it. That's right: October is National Seafood Month, and there's still time to partake.

5 Workaholic Rules for Staying Out of the Emergency Room

PJVIncent | Posted 10.25.2015 | Healthy Living

"When did the chest pains begin?" the ER doctor questioned. "Just a couple of hours ago. I feel like I can't breathe and I haven't done anything. I'...

10 Amazing Health Benefits of Cucumbers

Anne Ricci | Posted 10.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Anne Ricci

If you'd like to make your diet healthier by adding more vegetables to your meals, cucumbers are a great choice. Cucumbers are widely used in traditional diets as well as spas across the world for a reason: They are good for health.

Male And Female Hearts Don't Age The Same

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 10.20.2015 | Healthy Living

Men and women will always have their differences, but a new analysis finds that these differences extend to heart anatomy. The "hearty" differen...

Awareness of Long QT Syndrome Could Save Your Life

Mount Sinai Health System | Posted 10.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Mount Sinai Health System

It is important to remember that even though there is no cure for LQTS, many deaths can be prevented through early diagnosis, proper precautions, and appropriate treatment.

New Blood Test Helps ER Docs Rule Out A Heart Attack

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 10.09.2015 | Healthy Living

(Reuters Health) - A new blood test might help doctors figure out faster whether someone’s having a heart attack. The test reliably told doctor...

Taking Action to Educate Others About a Silent Killer

Lisa Yue | Posted 11.22.2015 | Parents
Lisa Yue

Losing my two boys at such a young age was devastating, and in our journey for answers we discovered that there was very limited understanding on cardiomyopathy in children and no support services for families affected by the disease. With this realization, my husband and I knew something had to be done to address the unmet needs of the disease.

Quiet Is Crucial to Your Health: The Dangers of Urban Noise

Carrie Sturrock | Posted 09.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Carrie Sturrock

Because of increasing urbanization, noise pollution will only worsen and affect more people. The U.S. National Prevention Strategy -- tasked with increasing the number of healthy Americans through wellness and prevention -- can put noise on the national health policy agenda.

Runner Has Heart Attack During Race, Still Completes It

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 09.09.2015 | Fifty

While pushing through chest pains to finish a running race might not be the wisest move, Glenn Davies did it and now has quite a story to te...

Two to Three Cups of Coffee a Day Can Actually Be Good for You

Manuel Villacorta | Posted 09.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Manuel Villacorta

My stance on coffee is: moderation, moderation, moderation. There are great reasons to drink coffee, but like anything else, it matters how much and what kind you drink. Recent research offers good reasons to reconsider coffee, and some tips for being a responsible coffee consumer.

Most Americans Have A Heart That's 'Older' Than They Are

AP | Anna Almendrala | Posted 09.02.2015 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK (AP) -- Your heart might be older than you are. A new government report suggests age is just a number - and perhaps not a very telling one w...

Are You Listening to What Your Heart Is Telling You?

Chris Eschbach | Posted 08.27.2015 | Technology
Chris Eschbach

Wearable technology is getting a lot of attention these days and for good reason. These devices are becoming increasingly more integrated into our daily lives and are providing new insights into our personal activity and fitness levels.

A Science-Backed Reason For Leaving Work Early Today

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 08.20.2015 | Healthy Living

Burning the midnight oil? You could put yourself at risk for a stroke. Workers who put in 55 hours per week or more had a 33 percent greater risk of ...

Dying at Our Desks: Long Hours and Health

Joel Kahn, M.D. | Posted 08.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Joel Kahn, M.D.

Some things may seem self evident in terms of health and wellness, but until studied scientifically, they may not get the attention they deserve. For ...

6 Surprising Heart Disease Signs You Need To Know | Yagana Shah | Posted 08.14.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Did you know that 400,000 Americans still die every year of heart disease? “We are improving but it is still a common pr...

Eating A Southern Diet Might Raise Your Heart Attack Risk

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 08.12.2015 | Healthy Living

It may be time to lay off the sweet tea: According to a new study, consumption of Southern-style foods and drinks could lead to greater heart attack ...

Treating High Blood Pressure and Sleep Apnea While You Sleep

B. Gail Demko, DMD | Posted 08.12.2015 | Healthy Living
B. Gail Demko, DMD

Fatigue, daytime sleepiness and moodiness are all well-known side effects of a bad night's sleep -- but many of my patients don't realize that serious sleep problems can affect not only mood and energy levels, but physical health, as well.

How To Program A Positive Attitude With 3 Simple Words

Phyllis Sues | Posted 08.12.2015 | Fifty
Phyllis Sues

Your body is your first instrument and your heart keeps it alive. And you have to keep active every day, so that this wonder of the universe continues to be perpetual.

When the Body Fails, Tech Takes Over

XPRIZE | Posted 07.27.2015 | Technology

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.