Heart Health e-News: June 2018 - Eat Fish Twice a Week to Ward Off Heart Disease

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Hello, here is your June 2018 issue of Heart Health e-Newslettter.
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Health News

Supplements Won't Help Prevent Heart Disease: Study

TUESDAY, May 29, 2018 When it comes to preventing heart disease, vitamin and mineral supplements are probably a waste of money, a new research review concludes.

The findings, published May 28 in the Journal of the Am... » Read the full article

Severe Eczema May Be Linked to Heart Disease Risk

THURSDAY, May 24, 2018 Sufferers of severe eczema may be at greater risk for heart attack, stroke and irregular heartbeat, British researchers report.

Although the added risk is small, it's important from a public healt... » Read the full article

Mediterranean Diet Most Popular on U.S. Coasts

WEDNESDAY, May 23, 2018 Evidence linking a Mediterranean diet to a slew of health benefits is extensive and growing, but new research finds Americans in some regions aren't taking to it.

The increasingly popular eating... » Read the full article

A Lonely Heart Poses a Big Health Risk

WEDNESDAY, May 23, 2018 People with heart failure who are socially isolated are more likely to be hospitalized or die prematurely than those who feel connected to others, new research suggests.

The study authors said s... » Read the full article

Is Fasting a Diet Solution?

WEDNESDAY, May 23, 2018 Research shows that fasting on alternate days has health benefits, including lowering the amount of inflammation in the body.

That's important because inflammation has been linked to many chroni... » Read the full article

How Exercise Helps Your Heart

TUESDAY, May 22, 2018 You already know that exercise is good for your health and your heart, both to prevent heart disease and, for those who already have a heart-related condition, to make managing it easier.

But you m... » Read the full article

Lifelong Exercise Can Guard Heart Health

MONDAY, May 21, 2018 Exercising may keep you young at heart.

Researchers found that people who make regular exercise a lifelong habit appear to slow the aging of their heart and blood vessels. The finding stems from a c... » Read the full article

Eat Fish Twice a Week to Ward Off Heart Disease, Experts Say

THURSDAY, May 17, 2018 There is more reason than ever for people to make fish a bigger part of their diets, according to the American Heart Association.

The heart group has long recommended that people eat fish -- prefe... » Read the full article

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June 01, 2018

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Too Much Meat, Dairy Tied to Heart Failure Risk
Protein from fish and eggs, however, isn't linked to an increased risk for heart failure. High protein intake may have some adverse effects on health, especially if the protein is coming from animal sources
Start Exercising to Cut Your Heart Failure Risk
Getting the recommended 150 minutes a week of moderate physical activity can reduce your risk in just six years
'Ideal' Heart Health Eludes More Americans
You have to improve your cardiovascular health as early in your life as possible
Obesity Might Raise Your Risk for A-fib
Obese people are at increased risk for the heart rhythm disorder atrial fibrillation, which can cause complications such as heart failure and stroke
There's No 'Healthy Obesity' for Women
Obese women who have been healthy for decades may still be on the path to heart problems, a new study suggests
New Guidelines Mean 1 in 3 Adults May Need Blood Pressure Meds
The American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association redefined high blood pressure at 130/80 in November, down from the previous level of 140/90, based on new evidence supporting a lower threshold
High Blood Pressure Can Really Up Your Medical Costs
If your blood pressure goes up, so do your medical bills, new research suggests
Blood Pressure Measurement Mistakes Can Lead to Misdiagnoses
Importance of getting blood pressure measured properly
7 Mistakes That Can Boost Your Blood Pressure Reading
The heart association outlines seven common culprits that can alter your blood pressure reading
Learn more about Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring
Commuters: Pedal Your Way to Better Heart Health
Ditching the car and biking or walking to work just might cut your risk of developing heart disease - even dying from it
Exercises for Chronic Health Conditions
Regular aerobic exercise and interval training in particular are heart-healthy, boosting cardiovascular fitness and reducing key risk factors for heart disease
Add Heart Check to Annual Ob-Gyn Visit
A 'well' visit to her ob-gyn can benefit a woman's heart
Preterm Birth Could Warn of Mom's Future Heart Risks
Women who gave birth before 37 weeks of pregnancy may be more likely to see their blood pressure rise throughout their childbearing years. That trajectory resulted in a strong risk of coronary artery calcification, a predictor of heart attacks and stroke
Chilly, Smoggy Days May Be Hazardous for Some Women's Hearts
Air pollution coupled with colder temperatures may deliver a double whammy to women's hearts, making them more prone to sudden cardiac death
Can the Mediterranean Diet Protect Against Smog-Related Deaths?
A new study suggests the diet could help protect against the harmful effects of air pollution and reduce the risk of death due to heart attack, stroke and other causes
No Sign Pot Smoking Will Trigger Irregular Heartbeat
On the other hand, the chemicals in marijuana also have been shown to promote clotting and cause blood vessels to constrict in some patients, two factors that increase heart attack risk
After 'Mini-Stroke,' Drug Combo Could Help Cut Odds for Major Attack
A new study found that taking low-dose aspirin along with the clot-preventing drug Plavix (clopidogrel) after such events appeared to reduce the risk of major stroke over the next 90 days
What You Need to Know About Strokes
Eighty percent of strokes are preventable, and stroke risk can be reduced through lifestyle habits such as healthy eating and being physically active. Most stroke risk factors are the same as those for heart disease
Smoke-Free Laws Do Seem to Help Young Adults' Hearts
Laws and policies that prohibit smoking in workplaces and other public areas appeared to significantly lower the risk of cardiovascular disease among a group of young adults who were followed over a 20-year span
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