Heart Health e-News: May 2015 - Traumatic Life Events May Harm Women's Hearts

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Health News

Traumatic Life Events May Harm Women's Hearts, Study Suggests
Managing stress as important as lowering blood pressure to prevent heart attack, expert says

WEDNESDAY, April 29, 2015 Middle-aged and older women who experience a life-threatening illness or the death of a loved one may face a 65 percent increased risk of heart attack, a new study suggests.

And having a hist... » Read the full article

New Drug Class Slashes 'Bad' Cholesterol, Review Finds
If approved, medications could be used by people who don't respond to statins

MONDAY, April 27, 2015 A new class of cholesterol drug could sharply cut "bad" LDL cholesterol in people who don't fare well on commonly used cholesterol-lowering medications called statins, a new research review confirms.

... » Read the full article

Hodgkin's Lymphoma Survivors Face Higher Long-Term Heart Risks
Study suggests chemotherapy, radiation can damage the heart for decades to come

MONDAY, April 27, 2015 While treatment for Hodgkin's lymphoma can beat back the once-deadly cancer, it may also render patients vulnerable to heart disease decades later, a new study shows.

"Physicians and patients sh... » Read the full article

MRI May Help Gauge Stroke Risk in Those With Irregular Heartbeat
People with atrial fibrillation could benefit, experts say

MONDAY, April 27, 2015 Special MRI scans of the heart can help spot people with atrial fibrillation -- a common heart rhythm disorder -- who are at high risk for stroke, a new study shows.

... » Read the full article

Corlanor Approved for Chronic Heart Failure
When heart can't pump enough blood

THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 Corlanor (ivabradine) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat chronic heart failure, the agency said in a news release.

The drug is sanctioned to prevent hospitaliz... » Read the full article

Study Ties Divorce to Higher Chance of Heart Attack
Remarriage, at least for women, did not lower risk

TUESDAY, April 14, 2015 People who divorce face a higher risk of suffering a heart attack than those who remain in wedded bliss, but remarriage may not be the remedy, at least not for women, a new study suggests.

Duke... » Read the full article

A Grateful Heart May Be a Healthy Heart
Keeping a gratitude journal seems to reduce cardiac risk factors, study finds

MONDAY, April 13, 2015 Being thankful for the good things in life may benefit heart failure patients, a new study suggests.

The research included almost 200 heart failure patients who didn'... » Read the full article

Fit at 50? Cardiac Arrest During Exercise Unlikely, Study Finds
Only 5 percent of attacks occurred during activities such as jogging or bicycling

MONDAY, April 6, 2015 Physically active middle-aged men and women have little chance of suffering cardiac arrest while playing sports, a new study suggests.

Researchers reviewed more than 1,200 cases of sudden cardiac... » Read the full article

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Young Women's Hearts at Risk
Heart disease may be increasing among young women (NY Times)
Some Weight-Loss Supplements Contain Ingredients Similar To Amphetamines
Study finds amphetamine-like substance in dietary supplements (LA Times)
Knowledge Is Power for Patients With Heart Failure
Death rates may be higher for those lacking clear grasp of doctor's instructions, study suggests
Making Herbal Supplements Safer
FDA Should Have Authority To Regulate Supplements (NY Times Op-Ed)
Regular, Vigorous Exercise May Lengthen Your Life: Study
Intense workouts seem more beneficial than less-intense ones, researchers say
Health Tip: Get Active During Spring and Summer
Suggestions for a healthier you
Health Tip: Add Exercise to Your Family's Regular Routine
Play a sport, or go for a walk
To Protect Your Aging Brain, Start With Exercise
New report also suggests quitting smoking, managing health conditions and socializing
Treating Sleep Apnea May Help Those With Heart Rhythm Disorder
Researchers recommend sleep disorder screening for patients with atrial fibrillation
COPD Tied to Raised Risk for Sudden Cardiac Death
Experts weren't surprised, since smoking often contributes to the respiratory disease and heart trouble
Long-Distance Runners May Have More 'Desirable' Genes: Study
Ancient hunter-gatherers may have equated running skills with reproductive potential
Report Links Greater Wealth To Better Health
More proof that the richer you are, the healthier you'll be (Bloomberg News)
Dr. iPhone will see you now
Expert: Smartphones Will Play Major Role In “New Health Economy.” (USA Today)
Health Tip: Manage Weight-Loss Goals
Adjust targets as needed
Foods That Help Keep the Pounds Off as You Age
Study found it's not just about calories; some foods not as bad for waistline as thought
Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig Beat Other Commercial Diet Plans, Study Finds
However, other programs haven't done long-term, randomized trials
Health Tip: Spring Into Health With Seasonal Foods
Dine on these springtime favorites
Genes May Leave Short People Prone to Heart Disease
Researchers suggest a link between stature and cardiovascular risk
Health Tip: Smoking Affects Your Heart
It increases the risk of heart disease
New Guidelines Could Greatly Boost Number of Young People on Statins
Heart healthy lifestyle changes should still be the foundation. Preventive cardiologists can help assess lifelong risk.
Daily Aspirin Taken by More Than Half of Older U.S. Adults
Usage doesn't always comply with national guidelines
Can a 5 Minute Test Help Determine If You Are At Risk for a Heart Attack or Stroke?
Learn more about CardioHealth, a non-invasive test that can tell if you have or are at risk of developing plaque in your arteries. Help determine if you need to be on a daily aspirin or statin -- or not.
Learn More About a Heart-Healthy Mediterranean Diet
Adults With Congenital Heart Trouble Need Follow-Up, Experts Say
New American Heart Association guidelines outline health care strategies for these patients
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