Heart Health e-News: April 2017 - Keys to Heart Disease Care: Communication and Trust

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Health News

Keys to Heart Disease Care: Communication and Trust
These factors linked to patients' greater use of cholesterol and blood pressure-lowering drugs

MONDAY, April 3, 2017 People with heart disease may fare better when they feel they can trust and talk to their doctor, two new studies suggest.

In one study, researchers found that heart patients who thought their doct... » Read the full article

Sleepless Nights, Unhealthy Hearts?
Chronic wakefulness might leave its mark on cardiovascular system, study suggests

FRIDAY, March 31, 2017 More worrisome news for people who toss and turn all night: Insomnia appears to be linked to a heightened risk for heart attack or stroke, a research review from China suggests.

"We found that di... » Read the full article

Healthy Gums Tied to Longer Lives for Women
Study found link between periodontal disease and shorter lifespan, but cause-and-effect wasn't proven

WEDNESDAY, March 29, 2017 Here's another reason to get flossing: New research suggests that gum disease is linked with earlier death in older women.

"Older women may be at higher risk for death because of their periodon... » Read the full article

Daily Glass of Beer, Wine Might Do a Heart Good
But drinking more may be bad news for your cardiovascular system, researchers say

THURSDAY, March 23, 2017 Having a drink each day may help protect a person's heart against disease, a large-scale study suggests.

But don't bend that elbow too often: drinking to excess can increase your risk fo... » Read the full article

Remote Amazon Tribe May Have Healthiest Hearts on Earth
Days spent hunting, farming and eating unprocessed foods keeps their arteries clear, researcher says

FRIDAY, March 17, 2017 A primitive Amazonian tribe appears to have the best heart health in the world, living a simple existence that inadvertently provides them extraordinary protection against heart disease, researchers report... » Read the full article

Impotence Meds Might Give Men's Hearts a Boost, Too
But evidence isn't strong enough to routinely recommend Viagra or Cialis after heart attack, experts say

THURSDAY, March 9, 2017 Men taking Viagra, Levitra or Cialis to revitalize their sex life might experience a valuable side benefit: enhanced heart health, researchers say.

Those erectile dysfunction drugs, called PDE5 i... » Read the full article

Pot Use Tied to Higher Odds for Stroke, Heart Failure
Study couldn't prove cause and effect, but experts say it's another risk factor to heed

THURSDAY, March 9, 2017 New research analyzing millions of U.S. medical records suggests that marijuana use raises an adult's risk of stroke and heart failure.

The study couldn't prove cause-and-effect, but the research... » Read the full article

Fitbits, Other Trackers May Be Unfit to Measure Heart Rate
Devices were as much as 34 beats off per minute during certain exercises, study finds

WEDNESDAY, March 8, 2017 Fitbits and other wrist-worn fitness devices promise to keep track of your heart rate, but new research suggests they are less accurate than thought during certain exercises.

"If you need to kno... » Read the full article

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New Cholesterol Drugs May Beat Statins, But Price Tag Is High
Repatha, inclisiran lowered cholesterol levels even further, but first costs about $14,000 a year to take
Cholesterol's Impact on Heart Attack Risk May Change With Age
Study found younger patients had low levels of HDL 'good' cholesterol
What You Need to Know About Cholesterol
Heart expert explains the difference between good and bad types
High-Dose Vitamin D Failed to Curb Heart Disease in Study
Monthly supplementation fell short, but experts aren't ruling out other approaches
Can Daily Low-Dose Aspirin Lower Cancer Death Risk?
Large U.S. study points to the drug's potential tumor-fighting abilities
Failed Fertility Treatments, Poorer Heart Health Later?
Study found small link, but researchers not sure if treatments or underlying health problems to blame
High Thyroid Hormone Levels Tied to Stiffer Arteries
High Thyroid Hormone Levels Tied to Stiffer Arteries
Heart Devices 101: Guide to the Tools That Keep You Ticking
FDA offers glossary of terms to help you understand your doctor's advice (pacemakers, defibrillators, catheters, etc)
Health Tip: Understanding Angina
Factors that can trigger chest pain
When Heart Stops Beating, Survival Better at Specialized Heart Centers
With cardiac arrest, they're more likely to perform procedures to clear blood vessels, study finds
Fish Oil Pills May Help After Heart Attack, Specialists Say
But review does not find it can help prevent heart problems
Health Tip: Resuming Activities After a Heart Attack
When is the right time? Going to a cardiac rehab program can be very helpful
Exercise a Great Prescription to Help Older Hearts
Not enough doctors recommend cardiac rehab, American Heart Association says
Exercise: The Cellular 'Fountain of Youth'
Intense interval training seems to boost older cells, even reversing some of aging's effects, study finds
Taking Statins May Boost Heart Surgery Outcomes
Using cholesterol-lowering medications up to and on operation day linked to better survival rates in study
Many With Irregular Heartbeat Not on Meds They Need: Study
More than 80 percent of patients who suffered a stroke and had atrial fibrillation weren't getting adequate anti-clotting therapy
Race Plays Role in Heart, Diabetes Risk, Even at Normal Weight
For example, study found higher risk in Hispanics and people of South Asian descent who weren't overweight
Health Tip: Managing Metabolic Syndrome
Ways to help ward off complications
Bad Diets Tied to 400,000 U.S. Deaths in 2015
Adding healthy foods such as nuts, seeds, vegetables, whole grains might help prevent premature demise
'Yo-Yo' Dieting Does No Favors for Your Heart
Dramatic shifts in weight stress the body and other health problems are often involved, researchers explain
Could Fruits and Veggies Save Hearts Worldwide?
New analysis finds low consumption linked to more lost years of healthy life
Dining Out Can Challenge Keeping to a Diet
Nutrition experts advise planning ahead to stay on track
'Eat to Your Heart's Content'
Learn more about the best heart-healthy dietary options
The Saltiest Foods May Surprise You
The Saltiest Foods May Surprise You
Genes Plus Erratic Sleep May Raise Odds for Obesity
How much shuteye you get could tip the scale if you're predisposed to gain weight, researchers say
As Weight Goes Up, So Does Death Risk
Heart disease, cancer, other illnesses start to take a toll, study says
Heart Disease Kicks in Earlier for Obese People
Study found that weight did not affect life span as much as quality of life
Is Your TV Making You Fat?
People who eat home-cooked meals and don't watch TV while eating less likely to be obese, study finds
Health Tip: Fruit and Veggies May Help Shed Pounds
They'll help you cut back on calories
Leg Pain When Walking: Talk to Your Doctor
Leg Pain When Walking: Talk to Your Doctor
Depression May Hasten Death in Years After Heart Diagnosis
Mental health screening recommended over the long term, study suggests
Dizzy Spells in Middle-Age Tied to Dementia Risk Later
Rapid drops in blood pressure that cause light-headedness may do serious damage, study suggests
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