Heart Health e-News: May 2014 - Alcohol and Heart Health

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Health News

High-Fiber Diet May Aid Heart Attack Survivors
Study suggests whole grains might be particularly important

TUESDAY, April 29, 2014 Heart attack survivors who get the recommended amount of fiber in their diets may live longer, a new study suggests.

Many studies have found that fiber lovers tend t... » Read the full article

Ironclad Findings About Red Meat's Harms?
Analysis of 21 studies may bolster case against a diet of steak

TUESDAY, April 29, 2014 A type of iron found only in red meat is associated with an increase in the risk of heart disease, a new review finds.

Researchers analyzed 21 studies that included more than 292,000 people who... » Read the full article

Pot Smoking May Pose Heart Dangers, Study Suggests
But some believe the study is flawed

WEDNESDAY, April 23, 2014 -- Marijuana use might contribute to heart and artery disease among young and middle-aged adults, particularly those already at risk for cardiovascular problems, a small French study reports.

By reviewing repor... » Read the full article

Thinking, Memory Problems Tied to Blockages in Neck Artery
Researcher suggests more aggressive treatment might be warranted

MONDAY, April 21, 2014 Blockage of the carotid artery in the neck appears to increase the odds for memory and thinking problems, a new study indicates.

The researchers said their findings suggest more aggressive trea... » Read the full article

Taking Blood Thinners With Certain Painkillers May Raise Bleeding Risk
People using warfarin or Xarelto should avoid aspirin, ibuprofen and other NSAIDs, study finds

MONDAY, April 14, 2014 People taking blood thinners to prevent clots in their legs or lungs may put themselves at risk for serious internal bleeding if they also take common painkillers such as aspirin or ibuprofen, researchers... » Read the full article

A Doctor's 'People Skills' Affects Patients' Health
Comfortable relationship can be as beneficial as statins for heart problems, study finds

THURSDAY, April 10, 2014 A doctor's "bedside manner" seems to have a real effect on patients' health, a new research review suggests.

The review, of 13 clinical trials, found that when doctors were given training to h... » Read the full article

Heart Failure Drug Might Help Reduce Hospitalizations
But study found spironolactone didn't prevent deaths from common form of heart disease

WEDNESDAY, April 9, 2014 A drug often used to treat heart failure patients does little to lower cardiac arrest or death risk among people with a common form of the disease. But it does help reduce hospitalizations, a new study ... » Read the full article

Certain Prescription Painkillers Tied to Higher Risk of Irregular Heartbeat: Study
Dutch researchers looked at rates of atrial fibrillation and NSAID use in older adults

WEDNESDAY, April 9, 2014 A long-term study suggests that older people who use common prescription painkillers, including prescription-strength ibuprofen, may be increasing their risk for developing a type of irregular heartbeat... » Read the full article

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Stay In Touch


Drinking Alcohol and Heart Health
Alcohol can be good for the heart but like many other things in life, it's all about moderation and balance and too much of a good thing can be bad as well.
Health Tip: Eat Healthy
Health Tip: Eat Healthy
Massage May Improve Blood Flow While Easing Muscle Soreness: Study
Benefits seen among inactive people, those who exercised
How to Keep Your Fitness Goals on Track
Start with a workout plan that's a good fit for you, expert says
Is Healthy Obesity a Myth?
Study found even with normal blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels, the obese had more artery plaque. "Fat and fit" is still better than fat and unfit but the same strategies that help people stay fit are the ones that help them lose weight.
Health Tip: Why Am I Overweight?
Factors that contribute to weight gain
Women and Heart Disease
In preparation for Mother's Day, learn the top ways women can reduce their risk of heart disease.
Health Tip: Confused About Healthy Eating?
Here's expert advice
Heart Healthy Diets
Eating your way to a healthy heart.
More People Worldwide Eating 'Healthy' Fats, Study Finds
But consumption of harmful fats stuck at same levels as 20 years ago
Health Tip: Why Your Body Needs Fat
And which fats are the healthier choices
Beans, Lentils, Peas: Your Recipe for Lower Cholesterol?
Review of 26 studies finds one serving per day tied to healthier arteries, especially in men
Taking a Statin Does Not Mean It's OK To Eat Poorly
Statin users eating more bad food than a decade ago, study shows. Even when taking a statin, it remains critically important to stay on a healthy diet.
For Many Older Men, Impotence Is Treatable Without Drugs
And there's a bonus: heart-healthy changes will boost overall well-being, too, experts say
Low Blood Sugar May Affect Heartbeat in People With Diabetes
Study found abnormal rhythms when blood sugar dipped at night in people with type 2 disease
Diabetes Complication Rates (Including Heart Disease) Drop Among U.S. Adults
But at the same time, rates of diabetes have more than tripled, researchers report
Even Routine Housework May Help Stave Off Disability
Study finds benefit in light activity such as housecleaning or a slow stroll
Poor Fitness in Middle Age Tied to Early Death Risk in Study
Grip strength, ability to rise from chair and standing balance measured
Less Salt Use Tied to Drop in U.K. Heart Deaths
Deaths from stroke also fell in the 8-year study from England
Learn More About Heart Failure
Heart failure (congestive heart failure, CHF) is a condition caused by a weakening of the heart muscle that prevents the heart from pumping efficiently
Learn More About Atrial Fibrillation
The most common arrhythmia diagnosed in America is becoming more prevalent as the population ages
Blood Thinner Options for Patients With Atrial Fibrillation
Learn more about how the newest anticoagulants compare to the old standby, warfarin (Coumadin)
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