Heart Health e-News: June 2013 - Pets a Boon for Our Hearts; Anger - Not So Much

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Heart Attack? Doctors Soon May Have an App for That
Experimental app shaves critical seconds off smartphone transmissions of EKG images, study says

FRIDAY, May 17 There are apps that turn your smartphone into a metal detector, a musical instrument and a GPS system, and now there's an app that may help doctors save your life if you're having a heart attack.

The ap... » Read the full article

Age Amplifies Damage From Obesity, Study Finds
By 50, arteries stiffen, increasing risk of death from heart disease, researchers say

FRIDAY, May 17 After age 50, excess body fat hardens the arteries, potentially increasing the risk of dying from cardiovascular disease, according to a new study.

The blood vessels of young people can adapt to the eff... » Read the full article

Get Fit in Middle Age to Cut Heart Failure Risk, Study Says
It's never too late to start, researchers find

WEDNESDAY, May 15 People who are obese or out of shape in their 40s or 50s might think it's too late to start getting fit, but new research finds that shaping up in middle age lowers the odds for heart failure later in life.» Read the full article

Young Women Less Healthy Than Men Before Heart Attack: Study
Females tend to have more physical and mental problems prior to the event, researchers find

WEDNESDAY, May 15 Among young heart attack victims, women often have more medical issues, more chest pain and worse quality of life before the event than men, a new study reveals.

The researchers, from the Yale Schoo... » Read the full article

Gene Variations May Explain Weight Gain Among Men, Women
People with specific 'polymorphisms' were more likely to put on pounds in 10-year study

WEDNESDAY, May 15 Weight gain in men and women is predicted by two different genetic variations -- so-called polymorphisms, according to a new study from the Netherlands.

Men with a certai... » Read the full article

Hysterectomy May Not Raise Heart Risks After All: Study
Finding might reassure women considering the procedure, researcher says

TUESDAY, May 14 Women who have a hysterectomy are not in danger of increasing their risk of cardiovascular disease later in life, a new study says.

Although earlier research had found higher chances of cardiovascular ... » Read the full article

Healthy Lifestyle May Offset Job Stress, Study Finds
Risk for heart disease rises when workers drink, smoke or overeat

MONDAY, May 13 Job stress increases the risk of heart disease, but living a healthy lifestyle can significantly reduce that risk, a new study says.

Researchers examined data from more than ... » Read the full article

Vegetarians May Live Longer
California research finds 12% lower risk of dying for those who don't eat meat

MONDAY, June 3 (HealthDay News) -- Vegetarians may live longer than meat-lovers, new research suggests.

Scientists in California analyzed the diets of 73,300 Seventh Day Adventists, and found that vegetarians were less likely to die fro... » Read the full article

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Pets a Boon for the Human Heart, Cardiologists Say
American Heart Association cites stress-busting, dog-walking benefits of companion animals
Anger Linked to Raised Heart Attack Risk
Outbursts of anger may be linked to an increased risk of heart attack in the following hours. The more intense the outburst, the higher the risk (Reuters)
High Doses of Common Painkillers May Raise Risk for Heart Trouble
Review found chances were greatest in those who took NSAIDs and had a history of cardiovascular disease
Common Supplement May Help Patients Fight Heart Failure
Coenzyme Q10 appeared to reduce death rates, hospitalizations in study. While promising, findings are considered very preliminary and need to be confirmed.
Heart Benefits of Statins Outweigh Risks
Recent study showing that cholesterol drugs linked to muscle, joint problems still doesn't outweigh benefit for higher-risk patients
Estrogen Levels Tied to Risk for Sudden Cardiac Death in Study
Tests reveal higher concentration of the sex hormone in women and men
Yoga May Help Ease High Blood Pressure, Study Finds
Numbers were lowered when people engaged in a few sessions per week
Most Americans Should Eat Less Salt: Report
But too little salt may also cause health problems, report authors add
People With High Blood Pressure May Crave Salt
It's important to resist these cravings, study author says
Cellphone Calls During Blood Pressure Readings May Skew Results
Interruption can cause spike in systolic pressure, study found
What is Hypertension?
Find out more about the "silent killer": High Blood Pressure.
How To Confirm if My Blood Pressure is Really Too High
An ambulatory blood pressure monitor helps determine if you just have "White-coat hypertension" of you do, in fact, need treatment for your blood pressure.
How to Quickly Spot Signs of Stroke
Prompt recognition and treatment offer best chance of full recovery
Health Tip: Don't Overcook Veggies
You may lose key nutrients
Health Tip: Eating Vegetarian
Choose low-fat meat alternatives
Yet Another Reason to Avoid Fatty Foods: Fatigue
Daytime drowsiness, alertness influenced by diet
Fish Oil Supplements Don't Protect Against Heart Trouble
They don't reduce the risk of heart attack, heart failure or death, researchers report
In the Family: Heart Disease
Seeking Clues to Heart Disease in DNA of an Unlucky Family (NY Times Video)
Certain COPD Meds Might Raise Heart Risks, Study Says
But benefits of 'bronchodilators' tend to outweigh risks
Antidepressants May Be Helpful for Some Heart Patients: Study
Emotional stress can harm cardiovascular health, experts say, so boosting mental resilience may be key
Programming Implanted Defibrillators to React More Slowly Might Be Safer: Study
Unnecessary shocks from the heart devices are often distressing, come with their own risks, experts say
Wireless Pacemaker Shows Promise in Early Study
Device implanted directly in the heart, but questions remain about long-term use, safety
iPads Could Affect Implanted Heart Devices
Young researcher suggests that users avoid placing tablets too close to the chest
Swimming Pools May Pose Hazard for People With Heart Devices
Electricity from pools' lighting systems might interfere with implanted defibrillators
Obesity Crisis May Be Fueling Big Jump in Sleep Apnea
Researcher calls troubled sleep an 'uncalculated cost' of America's weight epidemic
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