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Heart Health

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 doctors whi...

Taking Action to Educate Others About a Silent Killer

Lisa Yue | Posted 09.25.2016 | 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 09.17.2016 | 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 tell. To be ...

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

Manuel Villacorta | Posted 09.03.2016 | 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.

Are You Listening to What Your Heart Is Telling You?

Chris Eschbach | Posted 08.27.2016 | 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 11.22.2016 | 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 s...

Dying at Our Desks: Long Hours and Health

Joel Kahn, M.D. | Posted 08.20.2016 | 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

Grandparents.com | 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 problem,” says...

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 r...

Treating High Blood Pressure and Sleep Apnea While You Sleep

B. Gail Demko, DMD | Posted 08.11.2016 | 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 08.10.2016 | 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 07.24.2016 | 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 07.23.2016 | 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 07.10.2016 | 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 06.26.2016 | 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 06.09.2016 | 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 06.09.2016 | Home
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 06.09.2016 | 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 06.09.2016 | 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 06.01.2016 | 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 05.13.2016 | 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 05.04.2016 | 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.