American Heart Association
There really is such a thing as tick spit – that is, the saliva of a tick. And there’s something about it that might help fight heart disease and stroke.
The link comes from a protein found in the spit of ixodes (ik-SO-deez) ticks, which are also known as blacklegged […]
Electrical brain stimulation may help stroke survivors recover speech and language skills more quickly, according to a study in the American Heart Association journal Stroke.
Stroke patients treated with non-invasive brain stimulation along with speech therapy had three times the improvement in speech and language compared with patients who had […]
The way to a man’s heart may be his wrist.
More U.S. doctors are unclogging heart arteries — in men and women — by entering through an artery in the wrist, according to a new study. This method, which is already common in Europe, is linked to less bleeding complications […]
An experimental, inexpensive iPhone app could help save lives by speeding up treatment for the deadliest type of heart attack called STEMI.
In a new study, the app transferred heart images in 4-6 seconds ― faster and more reliably than traditional methods such as via email or cell phones. The […]
Middle aged and out of shape? It’s not too late to get fit — and reduce your risk for heart failure.
In a new study, 40-year-olds who improved their fitness reduced their heart failure risk eight years later, compared to those who continued to have a low fitness level.
The improvements […]
Here’s yet another reason why dogs are man’s best friend: They could help reduce your risk of heart disease.
The American Heart Association says owning a pet, especially a dog, is likely associated with lower heart disease risk.
Having a dog is particularly helpful because you get in physical activity when […]
What’s bad for your heart – smoking, diabetes and other heart disease risk factors – also may be bad for your brain.
In a new study, people with the most heart disease risk factors performed only half as well on brain function tests compared to people with fewer risk factors.
Alternative therapies may help reduce your blood pressure, according to the American Heart Association.
An expert panel assessed three alternative remedy categories — exercise; behavioral therapies such as meditation; and devices or non-invasive procedures like acupuncture — and found that some can help people with blood pressure levels higher than […]
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