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U.S. Heart Disease Rates Falling, But Gains Vary by State

Posted 11 Apr 2018 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, April 11, 2018 – The overall rate of heart disease in the United States has declined 38 percent since 1990, a new report shows. Not every state has benefited equally, however. Between 2010 and 2016, 12 states actually saw their heart disease rates begin to creep up again, the data showed. And although the United States as a whole has made inroads against the number one killer, ...

AHA: 'No Excuses' for Not Being Active: 3 Heart Disease Survivors Walking to Stay Fit

Posted 4 Apr 2018 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, April 4, 2018 (American Heart Association) – Jerry McCann, Ray Rivera and Taunya Stewart are living proof that there's no good excuse to avoid physical activity, especially during Move More Month in April. For each of them, becoming more active was a matter of life or death. McCann had a heart transplant. Rivera was diagnosed with a series of heart problems. Stewart went to the ...

Sugary Sodas Linked Again to Increased Heart Risks

Posted 22 Mar 2018 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, March 21, 2018 – Would that ice cold soda be as tempting if you knew that it might shorten your life? New research found that adults over 45 who drank an average of 24 ounces or more of sugar-sweetened beverages every day had more than double the risk of dying from heart disease over a 6-year study period than those who averaged an ounce or less of sugar-sweetened beverages daily. The ...

AHA: Astronauts Need Extra Exercise and Calories in Space

Posted 22 Mar 2018 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, March 21, 2018 (American Heart Association) – It takes physical activity to stay heart-healthy on Earth and even more to stay healthy in space. The lack of gravity in space causes hearts to slightly expand and work differently, said NASA astronaut and geophysicist A.J. "Drew" Feustel, who is scheduled to take off for the International Space Station from Kazakhstan on Wednesday. The ...

Women May Dismiss Subtle Warning Signs of Heart Disease

Posted 20 Mar 2018 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, March 20, 2018 – Warning signs of heart disease in women, such as fatigue, body aches and upset stomach, may be shrugged off as symptoms of stress or a hectic lifestyle. But heart disease is the No. 1 killer of both men and women, so it's important to listen to your body, according to experts at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Heart disease develops the same way in ...

Majority of U.S. Adults Have Poor Heart Health: Study

Posted 20 Mar 2018 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, March 19, 2018 – America's heart health went from bad to worse between 1988 and 2014, a new report warns. That means roughly 60 percent of whites, 75 percent of Mexican Americans and 85 percent of black Americans are going through life today with subpar heart health. At first glance, the study seems to offer some good news: A long-standing gap in heart health between white and black ...

AHA: Amid World Series Celebration, Teacher Saved by a Stranger

Posted 19 Mar 2018 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, March 19, 2018 (American Heart Association) – Lee Matzeder's heart was racing and his chest felt tight during the Kansas City Royals' World Series victory parade in downtown Kansas City in 2015. But it wasn't from the excitement of being surrounded by 800,000 likeminded fans celebrating a world championship. The 55-year-old elementary school physical education teacher later learned he ...

Low Sperm Count May Signal Serious Health Risks for Men

Posted 19 Mar 2018 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, March 19, 2018 – A low sperm count may do more than affect a man's ability to have children. It also may be linked to a number of health problems, new research suggests. A study of nearly 5,200 Italian men found that those with low sperm counts were 1.2 times more likely to have more body fat, higher blood pressure, higher bad cholesterol and triglycerides, and lower levels of good ...

Can You Be Obese But Heart-Healthy? Study Says No

Posted 16 Mar 2018 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, March 16, 2018 – A new British study of nearly 300,000 people dismantles the "obesity paradox," a theory that claims being obese does not necessarily raise heart risks. Instead, the researchers found, obesity increases the risk for heart attacks, strokes and high blood pressure, and the risk increases the more fat one carries around the waist. "The higher total body fat or fat around the ...

Australian Nurse Treats, Survives His Own Heart Attack

Posted 7 Mar 2018 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, March 7, 2018 – A nurse stationed on Australia's isolated far west coast experienced chest pain and dizziness – signs of heart attack – but he was almost a hundred miles from the next nearest medical facility. So he pushed past the pain to diagnose and treat himself, according to a report of the case published March 8 in the New England Journal of Medicine. The 44-year-old worked at ...

As Years Spent Obese Rise, So Do Heart Dangers

Posted 5 Mar 2018 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, March 5, 2018 – The longer people are obese, the greater their chances of developing heart disease, a new study suggests. The researchers analyzed data from more than 9,000 American adults who had started participating in a study when they were in their early 60s. That study included periodic assessments of their body mass index (BMI), an estimate of body fat based on weight and height. ...

What Younger Women Need to Know About Heart Disease

Posted 5 Mar 2018 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, March 5, 2018 – Heart disease used to be thought of as a man's issue, but women are unfortunately catching up. And though it's still also thought of as an older person's disease, lifestyle factors in your younger years can make you more susceptible. So it's never too soon to protect heart health. Young women in particular aren't always aware of their possible heart disease risks. Ask ...

Here's to a Healthy Pregnancy

Posted 15 Feb 2018 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Feb. 15, 2018 – Take good prenatal care of yourself and not only will you have a healthier baby, you'll also lower his or her risk of type 2 diabetes, obesity and heart disease later in life. First, you'll want to monitor your weight while pregnant. A baby's future diabetes risk, for example, is higher if mom is under- or over-nourished during pregnancy, according to researchers at ...

Health Tip:Heart Disease Risk Factors You Can Control

Posted 13 Feb 2018 by Drugs.com

-- About one in four women dies of heart disease in the United States, making it the most common cause of death among women. Some risk factors cannot be controlled, such as gender, race or age. Other factors involve your lifestyle. The U.S. Office on Women's Health provides examples: Smoking – If you smoke, quit immediately. Diet – Eat a healthy, well-balanced diet and avoid saturated fats, ...

Heart Defects May Raise Odds for Dementia

Posted 12 Feb 2018 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Feb. 12, 2018 – If you were born with a heart defect, you might have to worry more about developing dementia as you age, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed the medical records of more than 10,600 people in Denmark born with a heart defect between 1890 and 1982. Compared with the general population, adults born with heart defects during that time period had a 60 percent overall ...

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