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Millions could see health benefits with changes to federal nutrition program, report finds

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

More than 40 million Americans who rely on a government nutrition program face risks for major health problems because the program lacks nutrition standards, according to a new report.

The report released this week by the Bipartisan Policy Center found there are still “untapped opportunities” to […]

March 12th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Nutrition, Prevention|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Millions could see health benefits with changes to federal nutrition program, report finds

The heart should be considered when treating breast cancer

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Medical experts are trying to figure out how to decrease heart disease risk for older women who survive cancer.

The American Heart Association advises heart disease be considered during breast cancer treatment since cancer outcomes can be influenced by heart health. In addition, some types of […]

February 27th, 2018|Categories: Health, Heart Failure, High Blood Pressure, Patients, Prevention, Research, Women|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on The heart should be considered when treating breast cancer

Heart attacks may increase after flu diagnosis, study says

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The flu may trigger heart attacks, according to a recent study.

The research was the first time a study looked at laboratory tests and showed a conclusive link. The Canadian study found a six-fold increase in heart attacks shortly after people were diagnosed.

Researchers looked at 19,729 […]

February 26th, 2018|Categories: Health, Heart Attack, Prevention|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Heart attacks may increase after flu diagnosis, study says

Dementia cases expected to reach 131 million by 2050

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

As the world’s population ages, there will be more and more dementia cases.

Dementia means the brain loses abilities, such as memory or communication skills. It’s caused in various ways, including strokes, narrowed or clogged arteries blocking blood flow, Alzheimer’s disease and head injuries.

Steps to protect […]

February 20th, 2018|Categories: Health, Prevention, Stroke|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Dementia cases expected to reach 131 million by 2050

Aerobic exercise training can reduce heart failure risk

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

It’s possible to reverse some of the damage caused by all that time sitting on the sofa.

Research recently showed that middle-aged couch potatoes who participate in two years of regular aerobic exercise training can improve their risk of heart failure.

Study participants – ages 45-64 – who […]

February 19th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Physical Activity, Prevention|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Aerobic exercise training can reduce heart failure risk

Say OMMMMMM – Meditating may be good for your heart

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Meditation may decrease the risk of heart disease, but the key word to remember is “may.”

Research suggests there is a possible modest benefit from various types of “sitting meditation.”

Some types of yoga looked at by researchers were: Samatha; Vipassana (Insight Meditation); Mindful Meditation; Zen Meditation […]

February 16th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Nutrition, Prevention|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Say OMMMMMM – Meditating may be good for your heart

7 proven ways to keep your heart healthy

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

It’s officially a very good time to check in on your heart health. February is American Heart Month, designated by the president each year to raise awareness about the importance of cardiovascular fitness.

It’s easy to learn about your heart health and how to improve it, […]

Red Hot: Celebrity models walk the runway for women’s health

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Red dresses, heart signs and dance steps all traveled down the runway Thursday night as celebrity models showed their support in kicking heart disease by kicking off New York’s Fashion Week.

Celebrity models, actresses, social influencers and musical artists all donned red designer gowns — and […]

February 8th, 2018|Categories: Health, Prevention, Research, Women|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Red Hot: Celebrity models walk the runway for women’s health

Avoiding heart disease should be considered during breast cancer treatments

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Older women who survive cancer are at much higher risk of death from heart disease, according to a panel of experts who are working to lessen that double whammy.

In its first scientific statement on cardiovascular disease and breast cancer, the American Heart Association […]

February 1st, 2018|Categories: Health, Heart Disease, Patients, Prevention, Women|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Avoiding heart disease should be considered during breast cancer treatments

Most U.S. women don’t know their personal risk for heart disease, poll finds

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

High cholesterol, diabetes and obesity can all lead to heart disease and stroke. But most American women don’t know if they’re at risk, a new poll finds.

Six in 10 women are unaware of their cholesterol numbers, blood sugar levels or body mass index, according to […]

January 31st, 2018|Categories: Cholesterol, Diabetes, Health, Healthy Living, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, multicultural, Patients, Prevention, Stroke, Women|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Most U.S. women don’t know their personal risk for heart disease, poll finds