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AHA: CPAP Machines May Bring Better Sleep, Plus a Healthier Heart

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FRIDAY, June 22, 2018 (American Heart Association) – People with sleep apnea, especially those over 60, could decrease their risk of heart failure by using CPAP masks at night to help with breathing, according to new research. The study, published June 22 in the Journal of the American Heart Association, explored the connection between heart failure and sleep apnea, a condition that goes beyond ...

Raise the Bar on CPR, Heart Group Says

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THURSDAY, June 21, 2018 – Improved CPR instruction would increase the number of people who survive cardiac arrest. So says a new American Heart Association statement. Shortcomings in training reduce the effectiveness of cardiopulmonary resuscitation. The heart association has outlined ways to improve instruction. "Poor CPR quality is preventable. Educational activities are not consistently ...

Fish Oil May Protect the Youngest Hearts

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FRIDAY, June 8, 2018 – Omega-3 fatty acids – good fats found in fish – can boost the heart health of adults, but a new study suggests that babies might also stand to benefit from them. In the study from Australia, infants were given a daily fish oil supplement or a placebo from birth to 6 months. When they were 5 years old, researchers found that the children who had been given fish oil had ...

How to Determine Your Health Insurance's True Costs

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FRIDAY, June 8, 2018 – Having health insurance is essential, especially for catastrophic situations. But it's important to choose a plan carefully because your costs can go well beyond the monthly premium. Knowing key terms will help you calculate potential expenses more accurately. First is your deductible, the dollar amount you'll pay before insurance covers anything other than preventive ...

AHA: Drones a Lifesaver for Cardiac Arrest Patients?

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THURSDAY, June 7, 2018 (American Heart Association) – Drones, the unmanned aircraft that got its start as part of the U.S. military's arsenal and is today being used by everyone from photographers to farmers, are now heralded as a solution to a problem that's bedeviled emergency medical personnel for years: How to deliver lifesaving defibrillators to people suffering cardiac arrest in areas not ...

This Is When You're Most Likely to Die From a Heart Attack

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WEDNESDAY, June 6, 2018 – Maybe there's a good reason you dislike cold weather: The risk of death from a heart attack is higher in the winter than in the summer, a new study says. Researchers at Leeds General Infirmary in England examined data from more than 4,000 patients treated for heart attack over four years. They found the risk of dying within 30 days of a severe heart attack was nearly 50 ...

AHA: Husband Saves Wife a Week After Learning CPR From TV Show

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WEDNESDAY, June 6, 2018 (American Heart Association) – The night before leaving on a cruise, Alisa Mari was trying to free up room on her DVR to record programs she would miss while on vacation. One of the space-eaters was a talk show demonstrating how to perform CPR that she'd been saving for her husband, Andy. Just watch this so I can delete it! she said, and he did. A week later, their cruise ...

Job Strain Plus Heart Disease, Diabetes a Lethal Mix for Men

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TUESDAY, June 5, 2018 – If you're a man and you suffer from heart disease or diabetes, stress at work may shorten your life, a new study finds. The researchers said a demanding job in which you have little or no control over your work environment is a formula that can increase the risk of dying early whether you suffer from heart disease or not. But that risk jumps 68 percent for men with heart ...

AHA: Stress Contributes to High Rates of Heart Disease Among Black Adults

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TUESDAY, June 5, 2018 (American Heart Association) – Daily stressors are associated with poor health behaviors that put African-American adults at greater risk of heart disease and stroke, a new study finds. The results suggest that primary care doctors, cardiologists and other health care providers should ask their patients about stress to help them identify ways to manage and improve health ...

Millions Die Worldwide Each Year for Lack of Quality Care

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TUESDAY, June 5, 2018 – Eight million people in less-developed countries die needlessly each year, and that loss of life strips $6 trillion from the economies of those nations, new research calculates. If the rate of preventable deaths continues unchecked, those countries could lose $11 trillion in gross domestic product by 2030, the researchers reported. "It is important to attach monetary cost ...

Man Was Awake for 90 Minutes During CPR: Report

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TUESDAY, June 5, 2018 – It's your worst nightmare: As doctors race to save your life while performing CPR, you're actually awake and conscious of what they are doing. A new report shows it happened for one man for up to 90 minutes, and the finding suggests that sedation during CPR should be contemplated. "At this time, we in the medical profession are not attending to the pain we cause nor are ...

AHA: Lifesaving Info Not Always a 911 Call Away

Posted 1 Jun 2018 by

FRIDAY, June 1, 2018 (American Heart Association) – Keidryn Nimsgern's heart stopped when she was riding in her boyfriend's car while the two ran errands in a suburb of Madison, Wisconsin. Jake Suter had never called 911 before that frightening day a year ago. Today, they are both grateful there was a dispatcher trained to give instructions in CPR on the other end of the line. But not every ...

AHA: Health Concerns Haunt Puerto Rico as New Hurricane Season Begins

Posted 31 May 2018 by

THURSDAY, May 31, 2018 (American Heart Association) – Hospitals and clinics in Puerto Rico are still dealing with the massive destruction Hurricane Maria left throughout the island last year. Yet even as the recovery continues – and as Puerto Ricans look ahead to the next hurricane season beginning Friday – physicians also are worrying about Maria's long-term health implications for the U.S. ...

Seniors Slow to Embrace Online Access to Doctors

Posted 30 May 2018 by

WEDNESDAY, May 30, 2018 – Many doctors have internet portals to help patients manage their care. But that doesn't mean older folks will use them. A University of Michigan poll found only about half of patients 50 to 80 years old have set up an online account with their health care provider. "The health care system has provided patient portals as an efficient way for patients to communicate with ...

AHA: Retired Electrician Saved by CPR, Jolts From AED

Posted 30 May 2018 by

WEDNESDAY, May 30, 2018 (American Heart Association) – As a retired electrician, David Paschal knows a thing or two about electrical currents. He did everything he could to avoid the unpleasant feeling of getting shocked, especially since it also carried the risk of being electrocuted. So when emergency responders kept administering shocks to his heart en route to Tidelands Georgetown Memorial ...

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