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Stroke, heart disease also strike women

August 30, 2012

Women and men are different in many ways, but heart disease and stroke are still the leading cause of death for women over age 35 – the same as men. How are we different? • We’re generally smaller than men. • Our blood vessels also are smaller, so plaque buildup affects us earlier. • Estrogen protects against...
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Cup of tea lowers heart disease risk

August 12, 2012

A new study has found that drinking black tea appears to reduce several risk factors for heart disease, potentially lowering your risk of heart attack and stroke. In the study, published in the journal Preventive Medicine, drinking three cups of tea for 12 weeks (with no milk or sugar) led to highly significant reduction...
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Heart disease patients who live alone die sooner

August 12, 2012

Although the reasons for the gap are still murky, lead researcher Dr. Deepak Bhatt said access to regular medicine might be involved. “Patients living alone may have more difficulty getting their medications refilled and taking them regularly,” Bhatt told Reuters Health. “They also don’t have anyone at home to call the doctor’s office or...
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Firm pressure stops most nosebleeds

August 11, 2012

Not much has changed in two years. If your nose bleeds with such frequency, you must make an appointment with an ear, nose and throat doctor. The fact that it always bleeds on the right side is another matter that needs explanation. The doctor can examine your nose to see if there are any...
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Heart disease link to low-carbohydrate and high-protein diet

August 11, 2012
Heart disease link to low-carbohydrate and high-protein diet

Women on Atkins-style diets are putting themselves at risk of heart disease and strokes, experts say. Those who regularly eat a low-carbohydrate, high-protein diet are at greater risk of cardiovascular disease than those who do not participate in such diets, research published on bmj.com suggests. More than 43,000 Swedish women were assessed over 15...
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Early menopause tied to higher heart disease risk

August 11, 2012

Women who go through menopause before age 46 are twice as likely to have a heart attack or stroke as women who hit menopause later, according to a new study. “These are women who should keep in mind that they are at increased risk,” said Dr. Melissa Wellons, the lead author of the study...
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People who walk a lot have lower risk of diabetes

August 11, 2012

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Among people with low physical activity and a high risk of diabetes, those who walk more throughout the day are less likely to actually get the blood sugar disorder, according to new research. The study, published in the journal Diabetes Care, is part of a growing body of evidence...
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How to reduce high blood pressure?

August 11, 2012

By Mandy Kendall In today’s fast-paced world circumstances arise in most of our lives that have our stress levels rising, along with our blood pressure. Although occasional increases in blood pressure are not dangerous, it does become an issue when the pressure levels don’t drop again. Unfortunately high blood pressure often has no detectable...
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Breakfast egg ‘can raise heart disease risk’

August 11, 2012

Millions have been converted to the approach, which work because protein keeps hunger at bay for longer. But lead author Professor Pagona Lagiou, from University of Athens Medical School, yesterday (Tuesday) warned against sticking to such diets long-term. She said: “We found that the lower the intake of carbohydrates and the higher the intake...
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Long-Term Salty Diets Tied Again to High Blood Pressure

August 11, 2012

MONDAY, June 18 (HealthDay News) — Indulging in a bag of chips or munching a handful of nuts now and then isn’t likely to hurt you in the short run, but regularly chowing down on salty foods over several years may damage your blood vessels and lead to high blood pressure, a new study...
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Why men are vulnerable to heart diseases?

August 10, 2012

Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of men (and women) in the USA, so it’s no wonder that cardiologist Gordon Tomaselli dispenses direct, no-nonsense advice: “Get up and move more, don’t smoke, make sure you control your blood pressure and cholesterol, and don’t ignore symptoms of heart disease, particularly if you have a...
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How to keepy your heart healthy?

August 10, 2012

The heart is an extraordinary muscular pump that automatically pumps blood around the body through thousands of miles of blood vessels. In health, the heart does this awesome job with effortless ease. Over your lifetime, your heart will beat 3.5 billion times, and will pump over 500 million gallons of blood. We are indeed...
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Hospitals Recognized for Heart Disease and Stroke Care in US

August 10, 2012

DALLAS, July 13, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Finding the right hospital for treating heart disease and stroke just got easier, thanks to a new online tool from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. The interactive map lets you search by city or zip code for hospitals recognized by the organization’s quality achievement awards program....
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Blood Pressure: Too High, Too Low, or Just Right?

August 10, 2012
Blood Pressure: Too High, Too Low, or Just Right?

by Barbara Schuetze Making sure you have a healthy blood pressure can be confusing. What constitutes pressure that’s too high? And what does it mean when it’s low? First, the good news. Blood pressure that’s too low isn’t usually a sign of something to worry about. As long as you feel well and aren’t...
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The New Old Age: For the Very Old, a Surprise in Blood Pressure Readings

August 10, 2012
The New Old Age: For the Very Old, a Surprise in Blood Pressure Readings

It’s such a routine thing: A nurse wraps the cuff around your elderly relative’s arm, squeezes the bulb, listens with a stethoscope and says: “120 over 60. Very good.” Smiles all around (this was my 89-year-old father’s latest reading), because everyone knows that high blood pressure is a risky proposition. Or is it? Reading...
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Shift Work Can Lead to Increased Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke

August 8, 2012
Shift Work Can Lead to Increased Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke

General Hospital: Night Shift (Photo credit: Wikipedia) According to results of a new study published in the BMJ, working the night shift or any odd-hours shift other than a regular day schedule may increase your chances of suffering a heart attack or stroke. Research in the past decades has already linked shift work to...
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The most aggressive tactics against cancer and other illnesses might be not only unnecessary but downright bad for us.

August 8, 2012

For a long time, we thought we knew the drill for battling cancer: Screen regularly to catch it early. Then, if it was operable, root it out. Follow up with chemotherapy and/or radiation to lower the chances of a return. Though some or all of those tactics are still called for much of the...
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Kids developing adult health problems

August 8, 2012

  The Columbus Dispatch Sunday July 29, 2012 10:25 AM It’s a sad truth that many of today’s children are carrying the health problems of the middle-aged. High cholesterol, high blood pressure and diabetes all are linked to the nation’s high rates of overweight and obese children. With that in mind, the National Heart,...
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Pumping Iron Cuts Diabetes Risk

August 8, 2012
Pumping Iron Cuts Diabetes Risk

Pumping iron can cut the risk of type 2 diabetes in men, a new study found. The study of more than 32,000 men found those who lifted weights for at least two and a half hours a week were 34 percent less likely to develop type 2 diabetes, a chronic disease linked to complications...
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Many ignoring high blood pressure advice

August 7, 2012

Tue Aug 07, 2012, 06:44 PM EDT Niagara Gazette — Many Western New Yorkers who have been diagnosed with high blood pressure are taking steps to ensure the improvement of their health. Thousands, however, are ignoring advice given to them by their physicians and continue to put their health at risk according to a...
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