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Healthy teeth can mean a lot more than a pretty smile

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

How your teeth are faring as you age can also indicate how your heart is doing.

The idea of oral and heart health being connected has been proposed for more than a century.

Numerous studies have looked at how oral health affects overall health, and some have […]

March 29th, 2018|Categories: Diabetes, Health, Healthy Living, Heart Disease, Nutrition, Patients, Prevention, Research|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Healthy teeth can mean a lot more than a pretty smile

Coronary heart disease, stroke may be less common among U.S. immigrants

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

U.S.-born adults are more likely to report having been diagnosed with coronary heart disease and stroke than their immigrant peers, a new federal study shows.

The study’s lead author Dr. Jing Fang, a cardiovascular epidemiologist for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said learning that […]

March 28th, 2018|Categories: Cholesterol, Diabetes, Health, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, multicultural, Obesity, Patients, Prevention, Stroke|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Coronary heart disease, stroke may be less common among U.S. immigrants

To dye for: Dip eggs into palettes of fruits and vegetables to add flavor and color naturally

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Put a twist on making colorful eggs this season that is to dye for.

Add pigment to eggshells this Easter holiday in an old-fashioned, natural way by using fruits and vegetables. Plus, if you offer up the produce to eat while you’re at it, it will be making […]

March 23rd, 2018|Categories: Children, Health, Healthy Living, Nutrition, Prevention|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on To dye for: Dip eggs into palettes of fruits and vegetables to add flavor and color naturally

CPR training now offering augmented reality technology

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS 

Augmented reality is transforming various aspects of medicine, and now it’s going to help train people to save lives using CPR.

Augmented reality – a technology that creates views of computer-generated images in real-life environments – already includes medical uses such as training for minimally invasive […]

March 20th, 2018|Categories: CPR, Health, Prevention, Research|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on CPR training now offering augmented reality technology

Black adults are more likely to breathe pollutants that increase risk of dying from heart disease, stroke

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

It’s long been known that breathing poor-quality air is linked to an increased risk of heart disease and stroke. Studies also have found that racial and ethnic minorities are more likely to live in areas near factories, freeways and other sources of environmental pollutants.

A new […]

March 15th, 2018|Categories: Health, Heart Disease, multicultural, Patients, Prevention, Stroke|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Black adults are more likely to breathe pollutants that increase risk of dying from heart disease, stroke

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

Waist size predicts heart attacks better than BMI, especially in women

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Women with bigger waists relative to their hips face a higher risk of heart attacks than men with a similar body shape, according to a new study.

The study, published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Heart Association, suggests that a waist-to-hip ratio […]

February 28th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Heart Attack, Obesity, Patients, Prevention, Research, Women|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Waist size predicts heart attacks better than BMI, especially in women

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

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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