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Heart Diseases & Stroke

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Hearing Loss Associated with More Hospitalizations & Poorer Health in Older Adults

June 18, 2013 Posted by Editor

A new study by researchers at Johns Hopkins, analyzing data from 1,140 men and women aged 70 and older with hearing loss and 529 with normal hearing, found that those with hearing deficits were significantly more likely to have . . . → Read More: Hearing Loss Associated with More Hospitalizations & Poorer Health in Older Adults

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Free Stroke Screenings Offered May 3, 2013 by Cleveland Clinic Florida

April 27, 2013 Posted by Editor

Cleveland Clinic Florida has announced that it will offer Free Stroke Screenings to the public on May 3, 2013. Phone registration is required: To register, call toll-free 800-691-6555. The Cleveland Clinic states: “Strokes can happen at any age…nearly 25% . . . → Read More: Free Stroke Screenings Offered May 3, 2013 by Cleveland Clinic Florida

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New Link Found Between Red Meat and Heart Disease: an Intestinal Bacteria

April 9, 2013 Posted by Editor

In a new study published April 7 in the journal Nature Medicine, scientists from the Cleveland Clinic reported evidence suggesting that the long-known link between eating red meat and increased risk of heart disease may be explained not just . . . → Read More: New Link Found Between Red Meat and Heart Disease: an Intestinal Bacteria

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Should Family Members Be Invited Present When Cardiac Resuscitation is Performed?

March 14, 2013 Posted by Editor

A new study published in the March 14 New England Journal of Medicine has found that family members who are invited to be present during the quite brutal and aggressive cardiac resuscitation procedures performed as a last-ditch life-saving effort . . . → Read More: Should Family Members Be Invited Present When Cardiac Resuscitation is Performed?

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Risks of Calcium Supplements Highlighted by New Study & Govt Recommendation

March 5, 2013 Posted by Editor

A large new study conducted by Swedish researchers has found that older women who consumed more than 1,400 milligrams (mg) of calcium per day (from food and calcium supplements combined) were more than twice as likely to die from . . . → Read More: Risks of Calcium Supplements Highlighted by New Study & Govt Recommendation

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Heart Health Screenings & Symposium Presented by Cleveland Clinic February 23

February 17, 2013 Posted by Editor

The Cleveland Clinic Florida will present a free Heart Health Symposium, open to the public, on Saturday, February 23, 2013. The event will include free Heart Health Screenings and Education (from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.) and a Panel . . . → Read More: Heart Health Screenings & Symposium Presented by Cleveland Clinic February 23

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Vegetarian Diet Cuts Risk of Heart Disease by a Dramatic 32%, Large New Study Finds

January 31, 2013 Posted by Editor

A new study conducted by researchers at the University of Oxford in England, and involving 44,561 participants in England and Scotland, has found that those who ate a vegetarian diet were a full 32% less likely to die from . . . → Read More: Vegetarian Diet Cuts Risk of Heart Disease by a Dramatic 32%, Large New Study Finds

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Heart Attack Symptoms are Different for Women than for Men. Did You Know?

January 28, 2013 Posted by Editor

February 1 is National Wear Red Day®, an annual health observance sponsored by the American Heart Association, to highlight the facts about heart attack risks and symptoms. Part of this observance is a Go Red For Women campaign, to . . . → Read More: Heart Attack Symptoms are Different for Women than for Men. Did You Know?

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New Web Resource to Help Evaluate Medical Tests & Treatments – Their Benefits, Harms & Costs – Launched by American College of Physicians

January 17, 2013 Posted by Editor

The American College of Physicians (ACP), the largest specialist physicians organization in the U.S., announced on January 16 that it has launched a new “High Value Care website” “to help physicians and other health care professionals, medical students, and . . . → Read More: New Web Resource to Help Evaluate Medical Tests & Treatments – Their Benefits, Harms & Costs – Launched by American College of Physicians

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CDC Launches Sortable Database of Health Stats by State and Region

December 3, 2012 Posted by Editor

The CDC has launched Sortable Stats 2.0 – a new online database of health indicators and behavioral risk factors that is sortable by state or region, by demographics, by health condition, and in various other ways. The interactive database, . . . → Read More: CDC Launches Sortable Database of Health Stats by State and Region

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Smoke-Free Workplace Laws Linked to Lower Incidence of Heart Attacks

November 5, 2012 Posted by Editor

A new study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, a journal of the American Medical Association, has found an association between smoke-free workplace laws implemented in Olmstead County, Minnesota and a decline in the incidence of heart attacks . . . → Read More: Smoke-Free Workplace Laws Linked to Lower Incidence of Heart Attacks

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Eating Tomatoes May Lower Stroke Risk, Study Suggests

October 29, 2012 Posted by Editor

A study by Finnish researchers has found that men with relatively high blood levels of the antioxidant lycopene, commonly found in tomatoes, had a significantly lower risk of suffering a stroke over a twelve-year study period than those with . . . → Read More: Eating Tomatoes May Lower Stroke Risk, Study Suggests

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Perceived Stress Increases Risk of Heart Disease, Study Finds; Plus How to Handle Stress

October 1, 2012 Posted by Editor

A new analysis of studies involving 118,696 participants, conducted by Donald Edmundson, PhD, a professor at Columbia University Medical Center, and colleagues, has found that self-reported perceived stress was associated with a 27% higher risk of coronary heart disease . . . → Read More: Perceived Stress Increases Risk of Heart Disease, Study Finds; Plus How to Handle Stress

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World Heart Day, September 29, Focuses on Prevention of Heart Disease

September 29, 2012 Posted by Editor

September 29 has been designated as “World Heart Day,” an annual health observance sponsored by the World Heart Federation. “This year in continuation from our 2011 World Heart Day theme of home heart health One World, One Home, One . . . → Read More: World Heart Day, September 29, Focuses on Prevention of Heart Disease

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More than 50% Obesity in 39 States by 2030, New F as in Fat Report Projects

September 25, 2012 Posted by Editor

A new report issued September 18, 2012 projects that if current trends continue, in 39 U.S. States more than 50% of adults could be obese by 2030, 13 states could have adult obesity rates above 60 percent, and all . . . → Read More: More than 50% Obesity in 39 States by 2030, New F as in Fat Report Projects

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Dental Health Key to Good Physical Health, Experts Say

September 24, 2012 Posted by Editor

“Did you know that your oral health can offer clues about your overall health? Or that problems in your mouth can affect the rest of your body?” So says the Mayo Clinic. In a paper called “Oral Health: Keeping . . . → Read More: Dental Health Key to Good Physical Health, Experts Say

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New Initiative to Help Americans Control Blood Pressure, CDC Teams with Pharmacists

September 16, 2012 Posted by Editor

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced a new initiative, called “Team Up. Pressure Down,” in which the CDC and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will team with pharmacists to help . . . → Read More: New Initiative to Help Americans Control Blood Pressure, CDC Teams with Pharmacists

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New Study Shows Link Between Heart Disease & Chemical in Common Household Products

September 6, 2012 Posted by Editor

A new study has found an association between cardiovascular disease and exposure to perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), a manmade chemical used in the manufacture of several common household products. The study of 1,216 individuals was conducted by Anoop Shankar, MD, . . . → Read More: New Study Shows Link Between Heart Disease & Chemical in Common Household Products

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Studies Link Loneliness to Higher Risk of Death, Decline and Cardiovascular Disease

August 30, 2012 Posted by Editor

Two recent studies published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, a journal of the American Medical Association, have found loneliness to be associated with higher risks of cardiovascular disease, loss of independence, and death. However, the extent of association . . . → Read More: Studies Link Loneliness to Higher Risk of Death, Decline and Cardiovascular Disease

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Johns Hopkins Health Alert Features 8 Key Strategies to Protect Your Memory

August 17, 2012 Posted by Editor

A new Health Alert published by Johns Hopkins Medicine features 8 key strategies that the Johns Hopkins experts say can help preserve your memory and brain health. The Health Alert, entitled “How to Protect Your Memory and Brain Health,” . . . → Read More: Johns Hopkins Health Alert Features 8 Key Strategies to Protect Your Memory

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Does Coffee Help You Live Longer?

July 28, 2012 Posted by Editor

A new HealthBeat message from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) features a recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, finding that “Coffee drinkers have a lower risk of dying from heart disease, . . . → Read More: Does Coffee Help You Live Longer?

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Experts Advocate Dancing for Health

July 23, 2012 Posted by Editor

UPDATED July 23, 2012: A new Health Tip published by MedlinePlus, a service of the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health advocates that seniors “make exercise a social activity.” “Participate in a group dance class or a . . . → Read More: Experts Advocate Dancing for Health

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CDC Teaches that Healthy Weight is a Lifestyle – Not Just a Diet

July 22, 2012 Posted by Editor

As part of its national mission to promote public health, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) is providing an educational program for the public on how to lose weight and keep it off. On its website, . . . → Read More: CDC Teaches that Healthy Weight is a Lifestyle – Not Just a Diet

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2012 Future of Medicine Summit to Focus on Mental Health, Heart Disease and Diabetes

June 23, 2012 Posted by Editor

The Palm Beach County Medical Society announced that it will hold its sixth annual Future of Medicine Summit on September 27-28, 2012. A number of notable national and regional health care experts will speak at the Summit, which will . . . → Read More: 2012 Future of Medicine Summit to Focus on Mental Health, Heart Disease and Diabetes

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Harvard Guide to Women’s Health Fifty and Forward Focuses on Prevention

June 20, 2012 Posted by Editor

The Harvard Medical School Special Health Report, A Guide to Women’s Health: Fifty and Forward, presents a basic overview of the changes in major health risks that women face as they age, and focuses particularly on lifestyle changes that . . . → Read More: Harvard Guide to Women’s Health Fifty and Forward Focuses on Prevention

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Insufficient Sleep Increases Stroke Risk, New Study Finds

June 13, 2012 Posted by Editor

A large new study presented on Monday at the annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies in Boston has found that healthy people age 45 and older who routinely get less than six hours of sleep per night . . . → Read More: Insufficient Sleep Increases Stroke Risk, New Study Finds

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May is National Mediterranean Diet Month

May 17, 2012 Posted by Editor

May has been declared as National Mediterranean Diet Month, a national health observance aimed at generating awareness of the Mediterranean Diet and lifestyle, and the health benefits associated with it. The event is sponsored by Oldways Preservation Trust, a . . . → Read More: May is National Mediterranean Diet Month

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National High Blood Pressure Education Month Highlights Risks from High Blood Pressure & Ways to Control It

May 8, 2012 Posted by Editor

In a statement issued May 2, Secretary of Health & Human Services Kathleen Sebelius announced that May is National High Blood Pressure Education Month and Stroke Awareness Month. These events, sponsored by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute . . . → Read More: National High Blood Pressure Education Month Highlights Risks from High Blood Pressure & Ways to Control It

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Cleveland Clinic Florida Offers Free Stroke Screenings on May 4

May 2, 2012 Posted by Editor

The Cleveland Clinic Florida is offering free stroke screenings at its Stroke Screening Day, to be held Friday, May 4, at its main facility in Weston, Florida. The event will be held from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm – . . . → Read More: Cleveland Clinic Florida Offers Free Stroke Screenings on May 4

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Optimism & Positive Outlook May Help Prevent Heart Attack, New Study Finds

April 18, 2012 Posted by Editor

In a new study reviewing more than 200 studies published in two major scientific databases, researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) found that positive psychological well-being, including especially a sense of optimism, appears to reduce the . . . → Read More: Optimism & Positive Outlook May Help Prevent Heart Attack, New Study Finds

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