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Heart truths about breast cancer treatment

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

In a way, Breast Cancer Awareness Month — October — is also Cardiac Effects Awareness Month. Or at least it should be, many oncologists, cardiologists and survivors believe.

After all, when Barbara Collins received a diagnosis of stage 2 breast cancer at age 52 in July […]

October 24th, 2017|Categories: Health, Heart Attack, Heart Disease, Heart Failure, Patients, Research, Women|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Heart truths about breast cancer treatment

Young Hispanic-Americans could face a future plagued by health risks

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Heart disease and stroke researchers say the writing is on the wall for young Hispanic-Americans. If worrisome health trends continue, they may be sicker than their parents and grandparents when they reach that age — or perhaps sooner.

Hispanic-American adults of any race have […]

Singing cardiologist gets the band back together

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Unfortunately, a Beatles reunion will never happen. But for the lucky people of Fredericksburg, Virginia, Rick and the Arrhythmics returned for a long-awaited (by some, at least) encore.

Back in the 1980s, the band, which included several local doctors, specialized in rowdy, three-chord classic rock, including […]

October 17th, 2017|Categories: Children, Health, Heart Disease, Patients, Sodium, Women|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Singing cardiologist gets the band back together

CDC: Obesity rates hit a new high

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The obesity epidemic in America is getting worse, new federal data show.

As of 2015-2016, about four in 10 U.S. adults were obese, up from 37.7 percent during 2013-2014.

The news for children and teens isn’t much better. Overall, nearly 19 percent were obese in 2015-2016, up […]

Home from college, New York teen suffers stroke

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Like many teenagers, Jillian Marks had a flair for the dramatic as she navigated adolescence. Then she encountered real drama, provided by a word that young people don’t expect to hear: stroke.

“I do tend to overreact,” said Jillian, a sophomore at the State University of […]

October 13th, 2017|Categories: Health, Patients, Stroke, Women|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Home from college, New York teen suffers stroke

Two strokes, decades apart, and a cancer diagnosis in between

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Belinda De La Rosa was driving to a doctor’s appointment for what she thought was tennis elbow. A nagging pain in her left arm had been bothering her for days.

She happened to be passing a hospital on that day in 1997 when the […]

October 2nd, 2017|Categories: Health, multicultural, Patients, Stroke, Women|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Two strokes, decades apart, and a cancer diagnosis in between

Study suggests ‘full-term’ pregnancy may need narrower definition

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Studies have shown strong links between preterm births and future health risks such as heart failure. But being born early, yet still within the full-term range, may also pose heart-related risks later in life, a new study suggests.

The findings could have far-reaching implications in terms […]

September 27th, 2017|Categories: Children, Health, Patients, Research, Women|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Study suggests ‘full-term’ pregnancy may need narrower definition

Women, doctors need to focus on both heart health and reproductive health, experts say

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

While heart disease remains the leading cause of death for women, only a fraction of them discuss heart health during annual ob-gyn visits, according to a new survey.

That missed connection between heart and reproductive health is important because many women consider their ob-gyns as their […]

September 20th, 2017|Categories: Health, Heart Disease, Women|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Women, doctors need to focus on both heart health and reproductive health, experts say

What’s happening in the body when BP rises? It may depend on your gender

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

When blood pressure rises, three possibilities are to blame. Either your heart rate went up, the volume of blood pumped by the heart rose, or there was increased resistance to blood flow through the vessels. A new study suggests gender may influence which is to […]

September 15th, 2017|Categories: Health, High Blood Pressure, Research, Women|Tags: , |Comments Off on What’s happening in the body when BP rises? It may depend on your gender

Hearts of pregnant women with preeclampsia may thicken after delivery

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Women who develop a dangerous elevation in blood pressure during pregnancy may develop thickened heart tissue soon after delivery, a new study shows.

In the study, women with preeclampsia had an increased risk of left ventricular hypertrophy one month after delivery compared to pregnant women without preeclampsia. […]