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Heart Disease Matters More for Women Than You Think

Society for Women's Health Research | Posted 02.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Society for Women's Health Research

By Ann Luk, Digital Program Manager, GoSpreadtheWord.com and CardioDx in collaboration with Society for Women's Health Research In 2015, approximat...

Shoveling Snow Really Is A Health Risk

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 01.25.2016 | Healthy Living

Middle-aged denizens of the Northeast should take extra care after last weekend’s Winter Storm Jonas, according to heart experts.  Th...

Here's How To Improve Your Chances Of Surviving Cardiac Arrest

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.23.2016 | Healthy Living

People who go into cardiac arrest (their hearts stop beating) on the middle or upper floors of high-rise buildings may be less likely to survive the ...

Use This 7-Point Checklist For For A Healthier Heart

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.30.2015 | Healthy Living

(Reuters Health) - Adults who score well on the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Life’s Simple 7 checklist are less likely than others ...

Cardiac Arrest Victims Are Ignoring Life-Saving Warning Signs

AP | Anna Almendrala | Posted 12.25.2015 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sudden cardiac arrest may not always be so sudden: New research suggests a lot of people may ignore potentially life-saving w...

6 Surprising Ways To Ward Off Heart Attacks

Next Avenue | Yagana Shah | Posted 12.16.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Jennifer Nelson You already know that a healthy diet and not smoking are important for a healthy heart. In fact,...

One More Good Reason To Be Active Early In Life

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.01.2015 | Healthy Living

(Reuters Health) - Young adults who exercise may have a lower risk of cardiovascular disease and higher survival odds decades later than their peers ...

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
PJVIncent

"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 ...