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Vaping leads to blood clots in mice

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

A new study in mice raises another concern about the danger of e-cigarettes in humans after experiments showed that short-term exposure to the device’s vapors appeared to increase the risk of clot formation.

A higher risk of clots forming can lead to a greater chance of […]

July 18th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Research, Tobacco|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Vaping leads to blood clots in mice

Protect your heart and health during the ‘dog days’ of summer

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Summer is a time for barbecues and other outdoor fun, but it’s also a time for sweltering heat. And experts say everyone, especially the elderly and very young, need to know how to limit the sometimes-deadly effects of high temperatures.

The ancient Greeks and […]

July 17th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Heart Attack, Patients, Stroke|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Protect your heart and health during the ‘dog days’ of summer

Proteja su corazón y su salud durante los días más calientes del verano

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El verano es la temporada de las parrilladas y otras actividades que se disfrutan al aire libre. Pero también es la temporada de días de calor oprimente. Y los expertos dicen que todos, especialmente las personas de la tercera edad y los […]

July 17th, 2018|Categories: Health, Non Featured, Noticias en Español|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Proteja su corazón y su salud durante los días más calientes del verano

Virtual counseling helps lower blood pressure

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

People with high blood pressure who get on the information highway can avoid roadblocks in their cardiovascular health, according to new research.

The study, published Monday in the American Heart Association journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, found that adding e-counseling to medical therapy helped lower […]

July 16th, 2018|Categories: Health, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, Patients, Research|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Virtual counseling helps lower blood pressure

Se le llama el ‘juego bonito,’ pero las lesiones que puede acarrear el fútbol también lo hacen peligroso

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El enfrentamiento final de la Copa Mundial se ventilará este domingo, y los fanáticos del fútbol han presenciado lo mejor que puede ofrecer el deporte.

Pero también han visto algunas de las lesiones que puede causar el deporte.

Durante un partido contra Irán el mes […]

July 13th, 2018|Categories: Health, Non Featured, Noticias en Español|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Se le llama el ‘juego bonito,’ pero las lesiones que puede acarrear el fútbol también lo hacen peligroso

Soccer is called the beautiful game, but injuries also can make it a dangerous one

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With the final World Cup showdown this Sunday, frenzied fans have seen the best soccer has to offer.

They’ve also seen some of the worst injuries the sport can inflict.

While chasing down a ball during a game last month against Iran, Moroccan midfielder Noureddine […]

July 13th, 2018|Categories: Children, Health, Healthy Living, Physical Activity, Research|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Soccer is called the beautiful game, but injuries also can make it a dangerous one

Southern diet could be deadly for people with heart disease

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

People with a history of heart disease who eat a traditional Southern diet are more likely to die than those who follow a Mediterranean dietary pattern, according to new research.

The large-scale study, published Thursday in the Journal of the American Heart Association, adds to the […]

July 12th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Heart Disease, multicultural, Nutrition, Research|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Southern diet could be deadly for people with heart disease

Multivitamins don’t ward off heart disease, stroke

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Millions of Americans take multivitamins as a quick fix for the nutrients missing from their diets. Some may think they’re good for heart and brain health. But the popular supplements don’t prevent heart disease or stroke, a new study shows.

The findings, the researchers said, will […]

July 10th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Heart Attack, Heart Disease, Nutrition, Research, Stroke|Tags: , |Comments Off on Multivitamins don’t ward off heart disease, stroke

World Trade Center response crews with PTSD face higher risk for heart attack, stroke

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Post-traumatic stress disorder is a significant risk factor for heart attack and stroke, according to a new study of first responders who helped with rescues and cleaned up debris at the World Trade Center after 9/11.

Published Tuesday in the American Heart Association journal Circulation: Cardiovascular […]

July 10th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Heart Attack, Patients, Research, Stroke|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on World Trade Center response crews with PTSD face higher risk for heart attack, stroke

The health benefits of soccer aren’t just for elite players facing off in the World Cup

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As both a soccer mom and fanatic, Dr. Mercedes Carnethon knows why soccer is the world’s favorite sport.

It’s super easy to play.

“All it takes is a ball and a little bit of space,” said Carnethon, an epidemiologist.

With fervor rising as World Cup contenders […]

July 6th, 2018|Categories: Cholesterol, Health, Healthy Living, High Blood Pressure, Physical Activity, Prevention|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on The health benefits of soccer aren’t just for elite players facing off in the World Cup