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Returning to work after a heart attack can be tough, but also good medicine

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

After five weeks off recovering from her heart attack, Melissa Murphy looked forward to returning to her job.

“I’m back out, and I’m contributing again,” the Iowa mother of two remembered thinking. “I’m not a victim, which is how you sometimes feel when you’re sitting on […]

July 25th, 2018|Categories: Heart Attack, Heart Disease, Patients, Research, Women|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Returning to work after a heart attack can be tough, but also good medicine

Stress linked to behaviors that increase heart disease, stroke risk in African-Americans

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Daily stressors are associated with poor health behaviors that put African-American adults at greater risk of heart disease and stroke, a new study finds.

The results suggest that primary care doctors, cardiologists and other health care providers should ask their patients about stress to help them […]

June 5th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Nutrition, Physical Activity, Prevention, Research, Tobacco|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Stress linked to behaviors that increase heart disease, stroke risk in African-Americans

Managing stress at work can help employee well-being, productivity

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Encountering some stress at work is inevitable, especially when big projects and major deadlines loom.

Some stress actually can enhance your performance in the short term. But when stress constantly creeps in and leads to unhealthy habits and illness, its impact on employees and employers can […]

April 25th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Managing stress at work can help employee well-being, productivity

Eat healthy, exercise, sleep enough to manage stress

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

With income tax time fast approaching and spring school and work activities dominating daily life, stress can creep in.

How you respond to that stress makes a difference in your mental and physical health.

Excessive stress can lead to emotional and physical symptoms, such as muscle tension, […]

March 28th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Nutrition, Physical Activity|Tags: , |Comments Off on Eat healthy, exercise, sleep enough to manage stress

Exercise resolution fizzling? These expert tips can help

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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 […]

Mental stress puts the squeeze on women’s blood vessels

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

’Tis the season for last-minute holiday shopping to generate anxiety – over whether presents will arrive on time and how much money is being spent – and the headaches over guests and travel.

But a new study hints that people with heart disease, particularly women, should […]

December 21st, 2017|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Heart Disease, Research, Women|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Mental stress puts the squeeze on women’s blood vessels

Employees want more help dealing with workplace stress, new report finds

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Stress in the workplace can take a significant toll on health, and many people are looking to their employers for help.

The problem is, many workplaces don’t have programs that are proven to help people rebound from job-related stress, according to employees surveyed in a new […]

October 11th, 2017|Categories: Health, Healthy Living|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Employees want more help dealing with workplace stress, new report finds

The link between stress and heart disease may be found in the brain

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

How well does your body react to a fight with a loved one? A face-off with the boss? A major loss by your favorite sports team?

It could depend on what kind of brain you have.

Stressful events trigger a temporary increase in blood pressure for many […]

Five blood pressure tips this holiday season

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

For the 80 million Americans with high blood pressure, the hectic holiday crunch ’tis the season for a little extra caution.

Even people who usually eat healthy diets, exercise and take other precautions may run the risk of sabotaging their health during the holidays. It’s especially […]

Mental stress may reduce blood flow in young women with heart disease

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Mental stress may reduce blood flow in the heart muscle of younger women with coronary heart disease, according to new research.

Coronary heart disease is the leading cause of death in American men and women, but studies show that younger women have higher rates of complications […]