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

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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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

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

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

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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

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

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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

Stress linked to behaviors that increase heart disease, stroke risk in African-Americans

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Daily stressors are associated with poor health behaviors that put African-American adults at greater risk of heart disease and stroke, a new study finds.

The results suggest that primary care doctors, cardiologists and other health care providers should ask their patients about stress to help them […]

June 5th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Nutrition, Physical Activity, Prevention, Research, Tobacco|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Stress linked to behaviors that increase heart disease, stroke risk in African-Americans

Low-dose aspirin could help pregnant women with high blood pressure avoid a dangerous condition

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A daily dose of aspirin could help pregnant women in the first stage of high blood pressure avoid a condition that puts both mother and baby in danger, according to a new study.

New guidelines lowering the threshold for what defines high blood pressure pose a […]

May 25th, 2018|Categories: Health, High Blood Pressure, Prevention, Research, Women|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Low-dose aspirin could help pregnant women with high blood pressure avoid a dangerous condition

South Asians’ high risk of cardiovascular disease has been hidden by a lack of data

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South Asians living in the U.S. are more likely to die from heart disease than the general population. But this risk has been largely hidden by a lack of data, researchers say.

Immigrants coming from Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka are […]

May 24th, 2018|Categories: Diabetes, Health, Healthy Living, multicultural, Nutrition, Physical Activity, Prevention, Research, Tobacco|Tags: , |Comments Off on South Asians’ high risk of cardiovascular disease has been hidden by a lack of data

Investing in community-based entrepreneurs to overcome health disparities

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Community environments play an important role in health outcomes. People living just 5 miles apart can in some cases have a difference in life expectancy of more than 20 years due to factors such as economic stability, education, societal influences and health care.

“If we don’t […]

May 16th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, multicultural, Patients, Prevention|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Investing in community-based entrepreneurs to overcome health disparities

Advice from Olympians and ‘regular’ moms: The healthiest Mother’s Day gift is self-care

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Motherhood. Career. Fitness. For many women, it doesn’t always feel like all of these can coexist, much less find balance. But this Mother’s Day, putting another word at the top of that list could make all the difference: self-care.

Experts agree nutritious foods, physical activity, regular […]

May 11th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Physical Activity, Prevention, Women|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Advice from Olympians and ‘regular’ moms: The healthiest Mother’s Day gift is self-care