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Los beneficios del fútbol no se limitan a los jugadores élite que se enfrentan en la Copa del Mundo

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Como fanática del fútbol, la doctora Mercedes Carnethon entiende por qué es el deporte favorito a nivel mundial.

Se puede jugar muy fácilmente.

“Lo único que se necesita es una pelota y un poquito de espacio”, dijo Carnethon, una epidemióloga.

Conforme se intensifica el fervor por […]

July 6th, 2018|Categories: Health, Non Featured, Noticias en Español|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Los beneficios del fútbol no se limitan a los jugadores élite que se enfrentan en la Copa del Mundo

Nursing professor committed to clean air, healthy kids

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

When it comes to improving cardiovascular health in communities, Karen Larimer rarely thinks small.

“I want to have a bigger impact on health care throughout the world,” she said. “I want to get the biggest bang for our buck.”

That ambition, vision and drive earned Larimer the […]

July 6th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Heart Attack, Tobacco, Women|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Nursing professor committed to clean air, healthy kids

Former diving champion brushed off symptoms that turned out to be heart valve disease

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Len Rapkins can barely remember a time when he wasn’t fit.

As a teen growing up in Great Britain, he trained as a boxer, gymnast and diver, and earned a silver medal in the 1961 World Student Games, the world’s second-largest multi-sport event after the Olympic […]

July 2nd, 2018|Categories: Health, Heart Disease, Patients|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Former diving champion brushed off symptoms that turned out to be heart valve disease

California ban on soda taxes worries health experts

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

California’s new law banning taxes on sugary drinks in the nation’s most populated state handed the beverage industry a major victory.

Health advocates, however, say it’s a major defeat for the public’s well-being.

They’re already looking into options to repeal the law that passed Thursday after a […]

June 29th, 2018|Categories: Diabetes, Health, Healthy Living, Nutrition, Obesity, Sugar|Tags: , , |Comments Off on California ban on soda taxes worries health experts

Binge drinking linked to risk factors for heart disease and stroke in young adults

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Young adults who reported binge drinking more than a dozen times in the past year were more likely to have certain risk factors for heart disease and stroke than those who binge drank less often or not at all, a new study shows.

Previous studies have […]

June 27th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Nutrition, Research|Tags: , |Comments Off on Binge drinking linked to risk factors for heart disease and stroke in young adults

Aging LGBT seniors a ‘major public health issue’

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LGBT people of all ages have experienced health inequalities, but researchers have begun to delve into the consequences of a lifetime of that inequity – and what happens to their health as they grow older.

“They’ve been relatively invisible, undercounted and underserved,” said Dr. Karen Fredriksen […]

June 26th, 2018|Categories: Health, Heart Disease, multicultural, Patients|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Aging LGBT seniors a ‘major public health issue’

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 […]

June 25th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Heart Disease, Prevention|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Tending to heart health may keep dementia at bay

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

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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, […]

June 25th, 2018|Categories: Cholesterol, Health, Healthy Living, Nutrition, Prevention|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Regular tea drinking might help your heart as you age, study suggests

CPR is key to survival of sudden cardiac arrest

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

CPR 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, lifesaving steps any bystander can take.

“We think it should be a basic life skill,” such as knowing to call 911 when […]

June 22nd, 2018|Categories: Cardiac Arrest, CPR, Health|Tags: , |Comments Off on CPR is key to survival of sudden cardiac arrest

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 […]

June 22nd, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Heart Failure|Tags: , , |Comments Off on CPAP machines for sleep apnea could decrease heart failure risk