Heart Health e-News: July 2013 - Just a Little Heart Attack

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Did you know heart disease is the number 1 killer of American women?

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Dr. Urman quoted in Business Week article on unproven benefit of fish oil pills. 

Eating more fish as part of a well balanced Mediterranean-style diet is a more prudent approach rather than omega-3 supplements from a bottle.

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Health News

Think You're Stressed? Maybe You Should Have Your Heart Checked
Those who thought pressure was affecting their health twice as likely to suffer heart attack, study says

THURSDAY, June 27 People who think stress is affecting their health may be setting themselves up for a heart attack, a new study contends.

The researchers found that these people had double the risk of a heart attack... » Read the full article

Liver Disease May Raise Risk of Heart Problems: Study
People with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease should undergo coronary screening, researcher says

MONDAY, June 24 A new study adds to growing evidence of a link between a common liver disease associated with obesity and high risk for heart disease.

People with non-alcoholic fatty liver... » Read the full article

James Gandolfini's Death From Heart Trouble at 51 a Sign of the Times
Doctors say more middle-aged Americans suffer cardiac problems, and they're often due to unhealthy lifestyles

THURSDAY, June 20 The death of Emmy Award-winning actor James Gandolfini at age 51, apparently from cardiac arrest, has shocked the nation, given his relatively young age.

But cardiac experts say they are seeing more ... » Read the full article

Timing Is Everything When Eating Fruits, Vegetables
Study found that when they're eaten and how they're stored can determine their nutritional value

THURSDAY, June 20 Fruits and vegetables in grocery stores are still alive and know what time of day it is, researchers report.

The findings suggest that the way produce is stored and eaten ... » Read the full article

Volunteering May Be Good for the Heart in More Ways Than One
Time spent helping others linked to lower blood pressure in older adults, study finds

FRIDAY, June 14 Anyone who has ever been a volunteer knows that it feels good to help others, but researchers have found a less obvious benefit: volunteering can help reduce older adults' risk of hig... » Read the full article

Grueling X-Country Ski Race May Affect Heart Rhythm
Arrhythmia more common among frequent racers, study finds

WEDNESDAY, June 12 Participants in one of the world's most grueling cross-country ski races are at increased risk of developing a heart rhythm disorder (arrhythmia), according to a new study.

Researchers looked at nea... » Read the full article

Sleep Apnea May Boost Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death
Study findings bolster suspected link between sleep disorder and heart-related death

TUESDAY, June 11 Sleep apnea raises the risk of sudden cardiac death, according to a long-term study that strengthens a link doctors have suspected.

"The presence and severity of sleep apnea are associated with a sign... » Read the full article

Health Tip: Getting the Most From Fresh Garden Herbs
Wash them just before using

Home-grown herbs can spice up your cooking with plenty of health benefits.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers these herb care suggestions:

Just before using, wash herbs and gently pat dry ... » Read the full article

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July 05, 2013

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Dr Urman Quoted in Article About Unproven Benefits of Fish Oil Pills
Eating more fish as part of a well balanced Mediterranean-style diet is more prudent than relying on omega-3 fatty acid supplements.
How Carbs Can Trigger Food Cravings
Sugary foods and drinks and other processed carbohydrates appear to stimulate hunger (NY Times)
Women and Heart Disease
Learn more about how women can reduce their risk of the number 1 killer of Americans (male and female)
Migraine With Aura May Be Linked to All Stroke Types
Study of women identifies important risk factor
Stroke Prevention Tips for Women
Manage risk factors that lie within your control
Poor Sleep May Worsen Heart Woes in Women, Study Finds
But lack of shuteye doesn't seem to have same effect on inflammation levels in men
Did Extreme Cola Habit Cause Woman's Irregular Heartbeat?
After years of drinking only soda, no water, her potassium levels dropped too low, report says
Health Tip: Remind Men to Focus on Health
Help them make it a priority
Don't Take Your Vitamins
More of antioxidants and vitamin supplements not necessarily better - and might even be harmful (NY Times)
Skepticism Needed When Buying Foods Labeled 'Healthy'
Products to avoid include veggie chips, muffins and frozen yogurt, dietitian says
Health Tip: Running in Hot Weather
Drink plenty of fluids
Heed the Heat During Summer Workouts
Expert offers tips on how to exercise smartly, avoid heat stroke
Scans Uncover Dangerous Hardening of Abdominal Aorta
MRI study found higher risk of future stroke, heart attack
Intense Statin Therapy Quickly Reduces Plaque Inflammation
Higher-dose statin therapy rapidly reduced inflammation in atherosclerotic plaque in a novel study.
Statins Plus Certain Antibiotics May Set Off Toxic Reaction
Harmful effects in older patients include muscle, kidney damage - clarithromycin and erythromycin are of concern
Exercise Alone May Help Those With Type 2 Diabetes
Small study found it helped even if no other lifestyle changes were made
Diet-Exercise Combo Doesn't Cut Heart Risks in Type 2 Diabetes Patients
But study of overweight patients found weight-loss group were less likely to land in hospital, have kidney failure or eye damage and they felt better. Problems with study design might have clouded the study findings
Red Meat Linked to Increased Diabetes Risk
Large study finds higher consumption increases risk, but experts are at odds with findings
Skipping Breakfast May Raise Diabetes Risk
Overweight women who ate morning meal had lower blood sugar, better insulin response in small study
Short Strolls After Meals May Lower Diabetes Risk
Walking 15 minutes three times a day was better for blood sugar levels than one 45-minute walk: small study
Health Tip: Get Active!
Log your progress to help stay motivated
Pedometers Can Keep You Moving
Research shows they're a low-cost motivator for sitting less, particularly for those with desk jobs
Saturated Fat May Make the Brain Vulnerable to Alzheimer's
Researchers say a small, new study shows that fat cut the body's level of a chemical that keeps Alzheimer's at bay
Alzheimer's Drugs May Benefit Heart, Study Finds
Fewer heart attacks, deaths for patients taking cholinesterase inhibitors
Even 'Silent' Strokes Can Harm Memory, Thinking
Study found many older patients showed signs of damage, even without full-blown stroke diagnosis
Your Stroke Risk Can Shrink With 7 Lifestyle Changes
Controlling blood pressure is most important, large U.S. study found
Drug Combo May Reduce Risk of Second Stroke: Study
After small or mini-stroke, aspirin plus Plavix tied to lower odds of another event
Health, Not Age, Affects Benefits of Implanted Heart Device
Issue is important to growing number of elderly living with heart disease
Health Tip: Help Prevent Varicose Veins
Avoid sitting or standing for extended periods
A Honey of a Heart Condition
Too much rhododendron-sourced sweetener caused irregular heart rhythm in Turkish father and son
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