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Soccer is called the beautiful game, but injuries also can make it a dangerous one

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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With the final World Cup showdown this Sunday, frenzied fans have seen the best soccer has to offer.

They’ve also seen some of the worst injuries the sport can inflict.

While chasing down a ball during a game last month against Iran, Moroccan midfielder Noureddine […]

July 13th, 2018|Categories: Children, Health, Healthy Living, Physical Activity, Research|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Soccer is called the beautiful game, but injuries also can make it a dangerous one

The health benefits of soccer aren’t just for elite players facing off in the World Cup

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As both a soccer mom and fanatic, Dr. Mercedes Carnethon knows why soccer is the world’s favorite sport.

It’s super easy to play.

“All it takes is a ball and a little bit of space,” said Carnethon, an epidemiologist.

With fervor rising as World Cup contenders […]

July 6th, 2018|Categories: Cholesterol, Health, Healthy Living, High Blood Pressure, Physical Activity, Prevention|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on The health benefits of soccer aren’t just for elite players facing off in the World Cup

Tending to heart health may keep dementia at bay

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There’s no definitive evidence about what can prevent Alzheimer’s disease. But experts believe healthy behaviors that are good for your overall health can slow or delay some forms of dementia.

Heart and blood vessel health earlier in life is associated with Alzheimer’s and other dementia in later […]

June 25th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Heart Disease, Prevention|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Tending to heart health may keep dementia at bay

Scientists unravel brain networks of cardiac arrest survivors

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Immediate CPR can double or triple the likelihood that a person will survive cardiac arrest, but survivors often face struggles, particularly with their brains.

Dr. Karen Hirsch, a neurologist and program director of neurocritical care at the Stanford Stroke Center, is researching how to best treat […]

June 4th, 2018|Categories: Cardiac Arrest, CPR, Research, Stroke|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Scientists unravel brain networks of cardiac arrest survivors

Exercise, good nutrition can improve heart and brain health

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Exercise, good nutrition and other steps can lower your risk of heart disease. Those same steps can also improve your brain health.

Some of the same risk factors affecting cardiovascular health are closely associated with the health of the brain. By embarking on a heart-healthy lifestyle […]

May 30th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Nutrition, Patients, Physical Activity, Stroke|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Exercise, good nutrition can improve heart and brain health

AHA, Paul Allen commit $43 million to improving brain health

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The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association are leading a $43 million push to find the best research idea – or ideas – to improve brain health and cognitive impairment science.

The AHA-Allen initiative in brain health and cognitive impairment, […]

May 10th, 2018|Categories: Health, Research, Stroke|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on AHA, Paul Allen commit $43 million to improving brain health

Exercise resolution fizzling? These expert tips can help

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Whether you’re just starting a new exercise regime for 2018 or already tinkering with your plan, congratulations – you’re among millions of Americans trying to sweat off the holiday sluggishness.

Embarking on a physical activity program is a good goal, health experts say, especially if you’re […]

Fluctuations in ‘bad’ cholesterol may worsen brain function

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Fluctuating “bad” cholesterol levels could worsen your cognitive function.

In a European study, those with the highest low-density lipoprotein cholesterol variability took an average 2.7 seconds longer to finish a cognitive test to name ink colors or color words written in different ink (for example, the […]

Healthy heart equals healthy brain

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A healthy heart may have major benefits for preventing the decline in brain function that sometimes accompanies aging, according to new research in Journal of the American Heart Association.

Researchers studied a racially diverse group of older adults and found that having more ideal cardiovascular health […]

Global experts discuss studies linking heart health and brain health

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The critical link between heart health and brain health — and the need for a strong public health message about it — is on the international stage this week, as health leaders gather in Geneva for the 68th annual World Health Assembly.

A Tuesday event during the weeklong meeting examined recent […]