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More attention should be paid to heart health of lesbian, gay and bisexual adults, study suggests

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Lesbian, gay and bisexual adults are more likely than heterosexuals to have poor cardiovascular health, according to preliminary findings from a new study.

The study, presented Tuesday at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology and Lifestyle conference in New Orleans, analyzed data collected from 2,445 adults participating […]

August 2nd, 2018|Categories: Cholesterol, Diabetes, Health, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, multicultural, Obesity, Patients, Prevention, Research, Stroke, Tobacco|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on More attention should be paid to heart health of lesbian, gay and bisexual adults, study suggests

A better way to predict heart attacks and strokes in space

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Researchers may have developed a more reliable way to predict the risk of heart attack and stroke in astronauts – and the technique may eventually help gauge the same danger for regular folks on Earth, too.

NASA astronauts currently undergo a special screening method that scans […]

July 30th, 2018|Categories: Health, Heart Disease, Research, Stroke|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on A better way to predict heart attacks and strokes in space

Heart rhythm disorder ‘a major public health challenge and socioeconomic burden’

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Emergency room visits for atrial fibrillation are soaring. Added to the number of people admitted to the hospital for the condition, it’s contributing to “an alarming growth” in its economic burden to the country, according to a new study.

Annual visits to the emergency department for […]

July 20th, 2018|Categories: Health, Research, Stroke|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Heart rhythm disorder ‘a major public health challenge and socioeconomic burden’

The tattoo on her left forearm offers a unique way for this stroke survivor to open a dialogue with others

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Scars are a natural sign of healing, but not every physical trauma leaves a visible reminder. The only outward sign that 27-year-old Skylar Doerwaldt is a stroke survivor is of her choosing: a tattoo on her left forearm.

The dark, jagged lines represent the arteries in […]

July 19th, 2018|Categories: Health, Patients, Stories from the Heart, Stroke, Women|Tags: , , |Comments Off on The tattoo on her left forearm offers a unique way for this stroke survivor to open a dialogue with others

Protect your heart and health during the ‘dog days’ of summer

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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Summer is a time for barbecues and other outdoor fun, but it’s also a time for sweltering heat. And experts say everyone, especially the elderly and very young, need to know how to limit the sometimes-deadly effects of high temperatures.

The ancient Greeks and […]

July 17th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Heart Attack, Patients, Stroke|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Protect your heart and health during the ‘dog days’ of summer

Study: 3 in 4 black adults have high blood pressure by their mid-50s

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Black adults are substantially more likely than white adults to develop high blood pressure by age 55, found a study that followed nearly 4,000 people for 30 years. High blood pressure is a leading cause of heart disease and stroke, and the findings may provide […]

July 11th, 2018|Categories: Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, multicultural, Research, Stroke|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Study: 3 in 4 black adults have high blood pressure by their mid-50s

Multivitamins don’t ward off heart disease, stroke

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Millions of Americans take multivitamins as a quick fix for the nutrients missing from their diets. Some may think they’re good for heart and brain health. But the popular supplements don’t prevent heart disease or stroke, a new study shows.

The findings, the researchers said, will […]

July 10th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Heart Attack, Heart Disease, Nutrition, Research, Stroke|Tags: , |Comments Off on Multivitamins don’t ward off heart disease, stroke

World Trade Center response crews with PTSD face higher risk for heart attack, stroke

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Post-traumatic stress disorder is a significant risk factor for heart attack and stroke, according to a new study of first responders who helped with rescues and cleaned up debris at the World Trade Center after 9/11.

Published Tuesday in the American Heart Association journal Circulation: Cardiovascular […]

July 10th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Heart Attack, Patients, Research, Stroke|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on World Trade Center response crews with PTSD face higher risk for heart attack, stroke

Growing up in Guyana, his parents encouraged him to dream big. Now he’s the AHA president.

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin – With a father who worked as a postmaster and a mother who was a homemaker, Ivor Benjamin grew up under modest circumstances.

The Benjamins lived in Guyana, a small nation on the Caribbean side of South America. Their home in Beterverwagting was about 9 […]

July 2nd, 2018|Categories: Heart Disease, Heart Failure, multicultural, Stroke|Tags: , |Comments Off on Growing up in Guyana, his parents encouraged him to dream big. Now he’s the AHA president.

Luckily, her daughter was home – and remembered what her science teacher said a few days before

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Christa Murphy was in the bathroom getting ready for work, yet the routine wasn’t going like it should.

She kept dropping the soap in the shower. She squeezed globs of toothpaste out of the tube, seemingly everywhere but onto the bristles of her brush.

“I started to […]

June 20th, 2018|Categories: Stories from the Heart, Stroke, Women|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Luckily, her daughter was home – and remembered what her science teacher said a few days before