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AHA: For Hispanics, Neighborhood May Be Key Factor in Heart Disease Risk

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WEDNESDAY, Sept. 19, 2018 (American Heart Association) – Hispanic adults who live in counties with high concentrations of their ethnic peers are about 60 percent more likely than those who don't to die from heart disease and stroke, a new study shows. As a group, Hispanics have lower death rates from heart disease and stroke than white and black adults – despite having high rates of uncontrolled ...

Does Big Pharma Hike Prices When Meds Are in Short Supply?

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TUESDAY, Sept. 18, 2018 – Pharmaceutical companies appear to be engaging in price gouging during drug shortages, with costs rising at double the normal rate when medications are in limited supply, a new study claims. Prices can be expected to rise about 20 percent for drugs facing a shortage, but only about 9 percent for medicines in good supply, researchers report. "It's clear the manufacturers ...

AHA: Heart Health Pays Dividends for Businessman Who Survived Cardiac Arrest

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TUESDAY, Sept. 18, 2018 (American Heart Association) – Will Treinen has never been one to sit on the sidelines. The 51-year-old entrepreneur sacrificed many nights and weekends building a successful consulting company in Olympia, Washington. When he's off the clock, Will and his wife, Denise, enjoy spending time with their two grown daughters and two young grandchildren, as well as hiking, rock ...

AHA: Coming Soon, Computers That Will Read Your Heart Tests

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MONDAY, Sept. 17, 2018 (American Heart Association) – Tapping into the technology behind facial recognition programs and self-driving cars, researchers in a new study have taught computers key elements of assessing echocardiograms. The advance might simplify an otherwise extensive process now done by humans. Researchers created algorithms to recognize images and potential heart problems that ...

AHA: Low Literacy Levels Can Be a Silent Health Threat

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FRIDAY, Sept. 14, 2018 (American Heart Association) – He kept it from family members, friends and employers. Some of Walter Washington's children still don't know their father struggles to read and write. But his doctors knew. The 64-year-old Dallas man told them because he didn't want to risk taking the wrong dose of his diabetes or blood pressure medications. "I had common sense and mother ...

AHA: 5 Reasons You Could Develop Heart Disease Before 50

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FRIDAY, Sept. 14, 2018 (American Heart Association) – Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, yet people generally associate it with an older, aging population. But heart attacks, strokes and other types of heart disease can be blind to age – particularly when certain factors are in play. Here are five reasons why heart disease can strike by the age of 50: Smoking One ...

To Help Beat Heart Disease, Stay Upbeat

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THURSDAY, Sept. 13, 2018 – Optimism and a sense of purpose can improve your heart health, new research suggests. Psychological well-being has cardiovascular benefits because people with a positive outlook are more inclined to lead a healthy lifestyle, the researchers concluded. Upbeat people are more likely to eat well, engage in physical activity, maintain social connections and avoid negative ...

As Earth Warms, Heat-Related Deaths Will Multiply

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THURSDAY, Sept. 13, 2018 – Climate change could become very deadly, as heat-related deaths rise with increases in global temperatures, a new report shows. "Currently, we are on a trajectory to reach over 3 degrees Celsius of warming, and if this trend continues there would be serious consequences for health in many parts of the world," said study co-author Antonio Gasparrini. Gasparrini, an ...

AHA: Apple's Smartwatch Has a Heart Monitor Now

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THURSDAY, Sept. 13, 2018 (American Heart Association) – There will soon be another way to monitor your heart – from your wrist. The Apple Watch 4 that was unveiled Wednesday will include electrocardiogram testing. Often referred to as an EKG or ECG, this is how health care providers check the electrical signals in a patient's heart. To a layman, these are the squiggly lines across a monitor. ...

AHA: From a Hole in Her Heart to the New York Stage

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WEDNESDAY, Sept. 12, 2018 (American Heart Association) – At 2 years old, Tabitha Ellis was required to wear a face mask over her nose and mouth for 15 to 20 minutes, long enough for medicine and water vapor to flow through her compromised body. And she had to endure this three times a day, sometimes plugging into an outlet wherever her family was when it was time for her treatment. "It's amazing ...

Could Even High-Fat Dairy Be Good for You?

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TUESDAY, Sept. 11, 2018 – Dairy foods might be your ticket to better heart health, even if you're drinking whole milk and eating rich cheeses, a new study suggests. The study couldn't prove cause-and-effect, but folks who ate three servings of dairy per day had an overall lower risk of death during the study period than people who ate no dairy. They also had a lower risk of stroke and death from ...

Health Tip: Reduce Your Risk of Heart Disease

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-- Heart disease is the leading cause of death among women in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. About one in four women is predicted to die from heart disease, the agency laments. As women age, their risk rises. But the Food and Drug Administration says there are things women can do to help lower their risk: Take steps to manage chronic health conditions, ...

AHA: 'Gronk Girl' Tackles Her Second Heart Transplant in 5 Years

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FRIDAY, Sept. 7, 2018 (American Heart Association) – Now that she's on her third heart, Lauren Meizo knows a good deal about how to live for months in a hospital room, about how her internal organs work together, about how to be patient and tenacious during long periods of recovery. She's also learned a lot about her purpose in life, thanks in part to a little help from her favorite NFL player. ...

AHA: Nicotine Patch Safe for Smokers Hospitalized With Heart Trouble

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FRIDAY, Sept. 7, 2018 (American Heart Association) – Nicotine replacement therapy appears to be a safe option for smokers hospitalized for heart disease, even for critically ill patients on their first day, according to a new study. Researchers hope the findings will encourage doctors to prescribe nicotine patches or other replacement therapies more often during a window when patients are most ...

Online History Gives Clues to Heart Ills

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THURSDAY, Sept. 6, 2018 – Online searches about heart disease peak in the winter, a new study says. That's when deaths from heart disease top out, too. Heart disease is the leading cause of death worldwide, and more than 600,000 people die from heart disease in the United States every year. Researchers wondered if online searches for heart information varied seasonally, so they analyzed more ...

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