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Here's to a Healthy Pregnancy

Posted 2 days 6 hours ago 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 4 days ago 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 5 days ago 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 ...

How To Pick a New Primary Care Doctor

Posted 9 days ago by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Feb. 8, 2018 – There are times in life when you need to pick a new doctor, or primary care provider. A primary care provider is your health gatekeeper, offering wellness visits, evaluating problems and suggesting specialists when necessary. There are different types of providers to choose from, such as internists; family practitioners who care for adults as well as children; and, for ...

Trump in 'Excellent' Physical, Cognitive Health, Doctor Says

Posted 17 Jan 2018 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Jan. 16, 2018 – President Donald Trump is in excellent physical health and also shows no signs of age-related cognitive decline, according to a detailed briefing Tuesday following his annual check-up. "All clinical data indicates that the president is currently very healthy and that he will remain so for the duration of his presidency," Rear Admiral Dr. Ronny Jackson, the official ...

Early Periods, Higher Heart Risks?

Posted 16 Jan 2018 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Jan. 16, 2018 – Women whose periods started before age 12 may face an increased risk for heart disease and stroke, a new British study suggests. Early menopause, pregnancy complications and hysterectomy are also associated with a higher risk for heart disease and stroke, according to the research. "More frequent cardiovascular screening would seem to be sensible among women who are ...

Sauna Sessions May Be as Good as Exercise for the Heart

Posted 16 Jan 2018 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Jan. 16, 2018 – Relaxing in a hot sauna may not only feel good – it might affect your heart and blood vessels in ways that are similar to moderate exercise. That's the finding of a new study that tested the effects of a 30-minute sauna session. The researchers say their results may help explain why people who regularly use saunas tend to have a decreased risk for heart disease and even ...

Getting Back in Shape in 2018? Great, But Do It Safely

Posted 2 Jan 2018 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Jan. 2, 2018 – Getting into shape or losing a few pounds is a worthy New Year's resolution, but one that comes with a warning: Take it slow. Jumping whole-hog into an exercise regime is a good way to get yourself hurt if you haven't worked out for a while, experts say. "People get into trouble when they want to do too much too soon," said Dr. Gerardo Miranda-Comas, an assistant ...

Are Women's Hearts More Vulnerable to Stress?

Posted 21 Dec 2017 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Dec. 21, 2017 – Mental stress can take a toll on blood vessels – and women with heart disease may be especially vulnerable, a new study suggests. Past research has found that compared with their male counterparts, women with heart disease are more likely to suffer "myocardial ischemia" in response to mental stress. That refers to a reduction in blood flow to the heart, and it can ...

Overweight Kids Don't Have to Be Overweight Adults

Posted 20 Dec 2017 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 20, 2017 – Overweight children often become obese adults, with attendant problems such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer. But a new study suggests there are "critical windows" where that path to weight gain can be changed. The study, involving more than 2,700 Finnish adults, found what many studies have shown before: Childhood body mass index, or BMI, is a good predictor of ...

Marriage May Make Heart Disease a Little Less Dangerous

Posted 20 Dec 2017 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 20, 2017 – All things being equal, an unmarried heart patient may face a higher risk of death than a married heart patient, new research suggests. After reviewing four years of data on more than 6,000 heart patients, researchers determined that being unmarried seems to bump up the risk of dying not only from cardiovascular illness, but dying for any reason whatsoever. "Compared ...

Motor On, Heart Patients: Electric Cars Don't Harm Cardiac Implants

Posted 14 Nov 2017 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Nov. 13, 2017 – Heart patients who've bought an all-electric Tesla need not worry that their car might interfere with their implanted defibrillator. That's the finding from a new study of 34 seniors who had the devices, which help guard against dangerous irregular heartbeats. The study "demonstrates the safety of the Tesla electric vehicle in patients with cardiac defibrillators and is ...

Uninsured Heart Patients Often Face Daunting Bills

Posted 14 Nov 2017 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Nov. 13, 2017 – A life-threatening heart emergency can spell financial doom for people who don't have health insurance, a pair of new studies shows. Around 4 out of 5 uninsured patients hospitalized for a heart attack, stroke or heart bypass surgery faced financial ruin before the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was passed in 2010, the researchers reported. "Medical expenses are the No. 1 ...

Younger People With Diabetes Have 7 Times Greater Risk of Sudden Heart Death

Posted 13 Nov 2017 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Nov. 13, 2017 – People younger than 50 with diabetes have a seven-times higher risk of dying from sudden cardiac death, preliminary research suggests. And their risk of dying from any kind of heart disease is eight times higher than for those without diabetes, the long-term Danish study also found. "It is important that healthcare providers are aware that young patients with diabetes ...

Healthier Diet, Less Salt: The Recipe to Beat High Blood Pressure

Posted 13 Nov 2017 by Drugs.com

SUNDAY, Nov. 12, 2017 - Cutting back on salt, along with following the highly recommended "DASH" diet, can beat back high blood pressure in adults, new research shows. After just a month, the results for people adopting this strategy were "striking and reinforce the importance of dietary changes" for those with problematic blood pressure. So says a team of researchers led by Dr. Stephen ...

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