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Hello, here is your March 2019 issue of Heart Health e-Newslettter.
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Health News

Walking, Not Riding, Boosts Health in Golfers With Knee Woes

TUESDAY, Feb. 26, 2019 Walking the golf course instead of riding in a cart offers heart health benefits that may outweigh potential joint harm for golfers with knee osteoarthritis, a new small study reports.

The study ... » Read the full article

Brief Morning Exercise Helps Ease Blood Pressure Throughout the Day

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 A half-hour of morning exercise can help control blood pressure in overweight and obese people for the entire day, a new study finds.

And for women in particular, adding frequent short breaks fr... » Read the full article

Guys, Can You Do 40 Push-Ups? Heart-Healthy Life May Be Yours

FRIDAY, Feb. 15, 2019 If you're a 40-something guy and can't do 40 push-ups in a row, maybe it's time to do something about it.

A new study suggests the number of push-ups a middle-aged man can perform might be an indic... » Read the full article

Everyday 'Triggers' May Bring on A-Fib Episodes, Study Finds

THURSDAY, Feb. 14, 2019 Many older Americans are diagnosed with the irregular heartbeat known as atrial fibrillation, or "a-fib." Now, research suggests that everyday foods, drinks or activities might trigger episodes of the stro... » Read the full article

Study Ties Cancer-Causing HPV to Heart Disease, Too

THURSDAY, Feb. 7, 2019 Certain strains of HPV are known to cause cervical cancer and other types of tumors. Now, a new study raises the possibility that they might also contribute to heart disease.

Researchers found tha... » Read the full article

Better Heart Care Saves U.S. Billions a Year, Study Finds

THURSDAY, Feb. 7, 2019 Efforts to keep seniors heart-healthy have saved tens of billions of dollars in U.S. health care costs in recent years, researchers say.

Between 2005 and 2012, health care spending among people 65... » Read the full article

AHA News: Actress Susan Lucci Thriving After Emergency Heart Procedure

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 6, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- As the saleswoman took Susan Lucci's purchases to be wrapped, the actress felt it again -- a tightening in her chest that radiated around her ribcage.

She'd felt something simil... » Read the full article

Psoriasis Meds Might Help Fight Heart Trouble, Too

TUESDAY, Feb. 5, 2019 Could the inflammation that drives psoriasis and other immune-linked illnesses be a major player in heart disease?

In a new study, certain psoriasis drugs appeared to help to keep arteries clear, s... » Read the full article

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March 01, 2019

Stay In Touch


Heart Attacks Rising Among Younger Women
Younger U.S. women are suffering heart attacks at a higher rate now than 20 years ago
Statins Help the Heart, No Matter What Your Age
Cholesterol-lowering statins are already known to help cut heart risks for seniors and the middle-aged. Now, research confirms the meds can also help people aged 75 and older
FDA to Tighten Oversight of Supplements
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration plans to strengthen regulation of dietary supplements, such as vitamins, minerals and herbs
7 Things That Can Affect the Heart -- And What to Do About Them
Genetics can play a role in cardiovascular health, but so can lifestyle changes. Here are seven factors than can affect the heart and what to do about them
Boosting Your Diet for Exercise
Regular exercise doesn't give you license to eat whatever you want
Keep Your Weight Down and Exercise to Fight Disease
A lower healthier weight and more regular exercise reduces the risk of not only heart disease but many types of cancer
Cutting Calories Can Boost Your Sex Life and Your Sleep
The benefits of eating fewer calories may go far beyond losing weight
How Inactivity and Junk Food Can Harm Your Heart ... and Brain
Regular exercise, a heart-healthy diet and good sleep could be important factors in staving off age-related declines in brain function
Update Dietary Guidelines for a Healthier You
Research links vegetables and fruits to a lower risk of many chronic illnesses and suggests they may protect against some cancers. Likewise, making healthier choices like whole rather than refined grains, a step that may reduce heart disease risk and help with weight control
Walnuts, Almonds Help the Hearts of Those With Type 2 Diabetes
If you have type 2 diabetes and you want to do your heart a favor, a new study suggests you should let your diet get a little nutty
Health Tip: Eat Less Salt
Too much salt may cause you to retain fluids and raise your blood pressure
Are There Health Benefits From Chocolate?
Most dark chocolate is high in flavonoids, and research suggests consuming more dietary flavonoids is linked to a lower risk of coronary heart disease. While chocolate can still be part of an overall healthy diet, it is prudent that you eat it in moderation if you like it
You've Fainted. How Long Do You Need to Stay in the ER?
How long patients who faint should be monitored in the emergency department hinges on their risk for serious disease, a new study says
Rethinking Blood Pressure Readings
As part of the new guidelines, the target measurement for high blood pressure patients with existing heart disease was trimmed to less than 130/80 mmHg
High Blood Pressure Top Risk Factor for Stroke in Young Adults
The odds of having a stroke increased significantly as people entered their 20s if they had high blood pressure or more than one risk factor
Marijuana, Cocaine May Play Role in Young Americans' Rising Stroke Rate
The number of younger adults having strokes is rising. New research suggests growth in illegal drug use could be playing a role
Could Diet Sodas Raise an Older Woman's Stroke Risk?
Those who drank two or more diet drinks per day saw their overall stroke risk rise by 23 percent, compared with those who consumed diet drinks less than once a week
Transgender Hormone Therapy Could Pose Heart Dangers
Men and women who get hormone therapy during gender transition treatment may face a much higher risk for developing heart disease
Coming Soon: Battery-Free Pacemakers Powered by the Heart?
Scientists say they've taken a first step toward creating a pacemaker that runs on the heart's own energy rather than batteries
Sleep Apnea Patients Who Are Drowsy During the Day at Risk for Heart Woes
People who suffer from sleep apnea and are very tired during the day may be more likely to develop heart disease
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