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Tending to heart health may keep dementia at bay

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

There’s no definitive evidence about what can prevent Alzheimer’s disease. But experts believe healthy behaviors that are good for your overall health can slow or delay some forms of dementia.

Heart and blood vessel health earlier in life is associated with Alzheimer’s and other dementia in later […]

Regular tea drinking might help your heart as you age, study suggests

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The latest study on the coffee alternative suggests at least a cup a day may help your body cling to heart-helping “good cholesterol” as you age.

Previous research has suggested more tea may significantly lower the risk of heart disease and stroke by reducing low-density lipoprotein, […]

CPR is key to survival of sudden cardiac arrest

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation increases the possibility of surviving sudden cardiac arrest. But it’s not just trained professionals who can jump in to perform CPR. There are simple, life-saving steps any bystander can take.

“We think it should be a basic life skill,” such as knowing to call […]

CPAP machines for sleep apnea could decrease heart failure risk

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

People with sleep apnea, especially those over 60, could decrease their risk of heart failure by using CPAP masks at night to help with breathing, according to new research.

The study, published Friday in the Journal of the American Heart Association, explored the connection between heart […]

Take Your Dog to Work Day highlights health benefits of our furry friends

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

It’s impossible for anyone to pet a dog, or even just share a story about one, without breaking into a smile.

There’s an absolutely paws-itive reason for this.

Studies have shown that engaging with dogs and other pets can boost the body’s production of “happy hormones” such […]

Luckily, her daughter was home – and remembered what her science teacher said a few days before

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Christa Murphy was in the bathroom getting ready for work, yet the routine wasn’t going like it should.

She kept dropping the soap in the shower. She squeezed globs of toothpaste out of the tube, seemingly everywhere but onto the bristles of her brush.

“I started to […]

June 20th, 2018|Categories: Stories from the Heart, Stroke, Women|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Luckily, her daughter was home – and remembered what her science teacher said a few days before

New layers in research, treatment of sickle cell trait and stroke

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Sickle cell disease increases the risk of stroke for African Americans – but recent research shows carrying the genetic trait for sickle cell doesn’t.

It’s a new layer on the study and treatment of these inherited conditions affecting red blood cells, and experts say it should […]

June 19th, 2018|Categories: Health, Prevention, Stroke|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on New layers in research, treatment of sickle cell trait and stroke

Higher weight gain in first-time pregnant moms could boost chance for dangerous condition

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Higher weight gain during pregnancy increases the risk of preeclampsia in women giving birth for the first time, new research shows.

The study published Monday explored how weight affects preeclampsia, a serious pregnancy condition related to gestational high blood pressure. Ten million women around the world develop […]

June 18th, 2018|Categories: Health, Obesity, Research, Women|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Higher weight gain in first-time pregnant moms could boost chance for dangerous condition

Legal battle threatens coverage for millions of Americans with pre-existing conditions

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS 

         

A legal challenge seeking to remove insurance coverage protections for pre-existing conditions would have a devastating impact on millions of people in need of care, the American Heart Association and other patient advocates say in a new court filing.

The American Heart Association, American Cancer Society […]

June 15th, 2018|Categories: Health, Heart Disease, Patients|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Legal battle threatens coverage for millions of Americans with pre-existing conditions

Drowning can be fast and silent, but it can be prevented, too

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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Just back from a run with her husband, Laura Metro faced a parent’s worst nightmare: Her 6-year-old daughter, Maison, ran to her screaming, “I think Clay died! I think Clay died!”

Metro’s 3-year-old son, who was swimming with family friends, was found at the […]

June 15th, 2018|Categories: Cardiac Arrest, Children, CPR, Health, Prevention|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Drowning can be fast and silent, but it can be prevented, too