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Mother of three didn’t know what a stroke was – until she had one on Christmas Eve

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On the morning of Dec. 24, 2016, Maria Juarez awoke in her San Antonio home with a bad headache. She also noticed something wrong with her hearing – she thought water from the previous night’s shower had lodged in her ear.

She proceeded to […]

May 18th, 2018|Categories: Health, Stroke, Women|Tags: , |0 Comments

Quick recognition, treatment help Maine stroke survivor recover in hours

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Before her pre-dawn runs, Sarah Belliveau likes fueling herself with a cup of coffee.

The morning of June 15, 2017, she couldn’t. She forgot how.

“I remember looking at the machine and knowing I needed to push the button,” she said, “but there was a disconnect between […]

Heart transplant survivor shakes off sheltered childhood to enjoy life

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Kendra Plumley didn’t spend her childhood running around with other kids on her street, having friends over for sleepovers, or spending lazy summer days by the pool. Instead, she spent most of her time indoors. It wasn’t a choice. She had to protect her new […]

May 15th, 2018|Categories: Children, Healthy Living, Heart Failure, Patients, Women|Tags: , |Comments Off on Heart transplant survivor shakes off sheltered childhood to enjoy life

Air pollution exposure in the womb linked to higher blood pressure in kids

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Women exposed to higher levels of air pollution during pregnancy are more likely to give birth to children who develop elevated blood pressure before age 10, according to a new study.

Past studies have linked high blood pressure in both children and adults with direct exposure […]

May 14th, 2018|Categories: Children, Health, High Blood Pressure, Patients, Research, Women|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Air pollution exposure in the womb linked to higher blood pressure in kids

Nutritious eating, physical activity boosts mom’s heart health

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As Mother’s Day approaches, many families are busy planning a special day for Mom. Perhaps it will include a delicious brunch, a family cookout or a thoughtful card.

It’s also an excellent time to encourage women to consider the biggest gift they can give themselves and […]

May 11th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Women|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Nutritious eating, physical activity boosts mom’s heart health

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

OB-GYNs, cardiologists join to fight the No. 1 killer of women

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Regular annual visits to the OB-GYN can be a linchpin to improving women’s heart health, according to an advisory issued Thursday that encourages collaboration with cardiologists and spells out recommendations on how the two can prevent heart disease.

More than 90 percent of women have at […]

May 10th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, Obesity, Prevention, Women|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on OB-GYNs, cardiologists join to fight the No. 1 killer of women

Mother of the bride survives heart attack on Mother’s Day

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Belinda Waggoner is the type of person who gives her all to everything she does.

She devoted so much to the human resources company she founded that she wound up with high blood pressure. So her focus became getting healthy. She started by walking, then upped […]

May 9th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Heart Attack, Heart Disease, Patients, Stories from the Heart, Women|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Mother of the bride survives heart attack on Mother’s Day

Infections could trigger stroke in pregnant women during hospital delivery

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Pregnant women who have an infection when they enter the hospital for delivery might be at higher risk of having a stroke during their stay, according to new research.

The study, published Friday in the journal Stroke, tried to determine if infections contribute to stroke risk […]

April 20th, 2018|Categories: Health, Patients, Research, Stroke, Women|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Infections could trigger stroke in pregnant women during hospital delivery

Older women should keep eating their veggies – possibly one kind in particular

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A new study reinforces the idea that it’s never too late to start eating your veggies – especially ones like broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower and kale.

Australian researchers who examined nearly 1,000 women ages 70 and older found that so-called cruciferous vegetables may be particularly […]

April 4th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Heart Disease, Nutrition, Research, Women|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Older women should keep eating their veggies – possibly one kind in particular