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AHA: Lesbian and Gay Adults Should Take Heed of Their Heart Health

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WEDNESDAY, March 21, 2018 (American Heart Association) – Lesbian, gay and bisexual adults are more likely than heterosexuals to have poor cardiovascular health, according to preliminary findings from a new study. The study, presented Tuesday at the American Heart Association's Epidemiology and Lifestyle conference in New Orleans, analyzed data collected from 2,445 adults participating in the ...

Health Tip: How You May Benefit From a Standing Desk

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-- Standing desks are the fastest-growing employee benefit in the United States, recent research from the Society for Human Resource Management finds. A standing desk allows you to either stand up or sit while you work at your desk. It can be as simple and inexpensive as placing your computer monitor on top of a box or a stack of books, or it can be as elaborate and pricey as a customized ...

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

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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

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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 ...

Insurance Company Hurdles Burden Doctors, May Harm Patients

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MONDAY, March 19, 2018 – The scenario may sound familiar: Your doctor sends your prescription electronically to the pharmacy, and you go to pick it up. Only you can't, because the insurance company requires "prior authorization" for that particular medication. Now you're caught in the middle, as your insurance company requests paperwork from your doctor to defend the need for that prescription. ...

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

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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 ...

5 Ways Out of an Exercise Rut

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FRIDAY, March 16, 2018 – Do you feel like you're stuck in second gear when it comes to exercise? Maybe you just don't experience the initial thrill of getting in shape anymore. Just as with dieting, it's possible to hit a fitness plateau. Here are five ways to re-engage. To rekindle your enthusiasm for your primary fitness activity, shake things up, the American College of Sports Medicine ...

Some Great Ways to Fight Childhood Obesity

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FRIDAY, March 9, 2018 – Childhood obesity is a problem that often follows kids into adulthood, exposing them to serious health threats later in life. Here's how to get – or keep – your child's weight in a healthy range. First, eating as a family is key to preventing weight gain in kids. Positive family interaction has been listed in studies published in many journals, including Pediatrics. ...

Exercise an Antidote for Aging

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THURSDAY, March 8, 2018 – If you want to counter the physical costs of getting old, regular exercise might be your best option, researchers report. The findings "debunk the assumption that aging automatically makes us more frail," said researcher Janet Lord. She is director of the Institute of Inflammation and Ageing at the University of Birmingham in England. In the study, the team assessed 84 ...

As Years Spent Obese Rise, So Do Heart Dangers

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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

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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 ...

Global Gains in Life Expectancy Slow to a Creep

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FRIDAY, March 2, 2018 – People's chances of living longer have been increasing dramatically for decades. But, that seems to have slowed recently, a new worldwide study has found. The sharpest decline has come in countries that already had the shortest life expectancy, according to researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore. They said the slowdown in life ...

Daily Aspirin Can Bring Heart Benefits, But Risks Too

Posted 1 Mar 2018 by

THURSDAY, March 1, 2018 – For people who have both type 2 diabetes and heart failure, new research offers a mixed message on taking a daily low-dose aspirin. The study found the daily pill can reduce the risk for heart failure-related hospitalization and death in people who have both conditions. However, it also found that a daily aspirin raises their risk for nonfatal heart attack and stroke. ...

No 'Obesity Paradox'? The Overweight May Not Live Longer

Posted 28 Feb 2018 by

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 28, 2018 – It's a myth that people with heart disease who are overweight or obese live longer than those who are normal weight, researchers report. Rather than living longer than normal-weight people, those who are obese are just diagnosed at a younger age, the study found. They spend more of their lives with heart disease, but actually live shorter lives. The study, from ...

Apple Body Shape Can Raise Women's Heart Attack Risk

Posted 28 Feb 2018 by

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 28, 2018 – Excess belly weight – a so-called apple shape – raises a woman's risk for heart attack even more than overall obesity, researchers report. While obesity raises heart attack risk in both sexes, women with bigger waists and waist-to-hip ratios have greater odds for a heart attack than men who have a similar apple-shaped body, a large British study finds. "Our findings ...

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