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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

Solving the dilemma of not enough hearts

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

In the not-too-distant future, Dr. Jennifer Cowger envisions a cardiac transplant landscape where more donations are encouraged and utilized, genetically engineered organs can be created in a laboratory, and improved mechanical devices eliminate the need for an actual human heart.

But in the meantime, there’s a […]

March 27th, 2018|Categories: Health, Heart Failure, Patients, Research|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Solving the dilemma of not enough hearts

Short or tall — your height can play a role in heart risks

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Your height may have affected your choice of clothing, theater seat or airplane row. Turns out it could also play a role in your risk of heart disease and stroke.

Scientists have looked at whether height increases or decreases risk of cardiovascular diseases for […]

March 26th, 2018|Categories: Children, Health, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, Patients, Research, Stroke|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Short or tall — your height can play a role in heart risks

Bariatric surgery in severely obese teens may greatly reduce heart attack, stroke risk

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Bariatric surgery in severely obese teenagers could lower their risk of heart attack and stroke by about 40 to 50 percent – and could maintain that lower risk for at least five years, a new study shows.

Researchers found the benefits of the stomach-reduction […]

March 23rd, 2018|Categories: Children, Health, Heart Disease, Obesity, Patients, Research|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Bariatric surgery in severely obese teens may greatly reduce heart attack, stroke risk

In women, antibiotic use linked to increased risk of death from heart disease

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

It’s a health warning Americans have heard for years: Only use antibiotics when necessary, or you might end up with an infection that is difficult to treat because it contains bacteria that are resistant to these drugs.

But there may also be other reasons to only […]

March 22nd, 2018|Categories: Health, Heart Disease, Research, Women|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on In women, antibiotic use linked to increased risk of death from heart disease

Depression could increase risk of serious heart rhythm condition

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

People with symptoms of depression or who take antidepressants have a 30 percent increased risk of developing a type of irregular heartbeat called atrial fibrillation that increases the risk for stroke, a new study says.

The research, released Thursday at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology and […]

March 22nd, 2018|Categories: Health, Heart Disease, Patients, Research, Stroke|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Depression could increase risk of serious heart rhythm condition

Using hip-hop to teach kids about stroke could save lives

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Teaching school kids the symptoms of stroke and how to react quickly to them is an effective way to potentially save lives and prevent disabilities, according to a new study done in tandem with the educational program Hip Hop Stroke.

Published Thursday in Stroke, the study […]

March 22nd, 2018|Categories: Children, Health, multicultural, Research, Stroke|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Using hip-hop to teach kids about stroke could save lives

Grill masters beware: High-heat cooking, overly done meat could increase high blood pressure risk

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Eating grilled or barbecued meats too often, and cooking those meats too well done, could increase the risk of high blood pressure, according to new research.

A study released Wednesday compared people who eat open-flame, high-temperature cooking more than 15 times a month with […]

March 21st, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, High Blood Pressure, Nutrition, Research|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Grill masters beware: High-heat cooking, overly done meat could increase high blood pressure risk

CPR training now offering augmented reality technology

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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

War injury, PTSD linked to risk of high blood pressure

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A higher severity of an injury during war – and of a post-traumatic stress disorder diagnosis later – could more than double the risk for high blood pressure, according to a new study of service members wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The study, published Monday in […]

March 19th, 2018|Categories: Health, High Blood Pressure, Patients, Research|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on War injury, PTSD linked to risk of high blood pressure