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

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 when ...

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

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 Inst...

Warning Signs of A Heart Attack
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Heart Attack/ Heart Disease is the number one cause of death in the U.S. Knowing the warning signs and symptoms of heart attack, and calling 911 immediately, can save your life or the life of your loved ones. Though not commonly known, the signs in...

If You are Caring for Someone with Heart Disease – Tips to help you cope
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If You are Caring for Someone with Heart Disease – Tips to help you cope, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Healthfinder.gov. One suggestion is to keep a caregiver’s journal, with one page dedicated to listing your own declared ...

Heart of Caregiving
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Heart of Caregiving, By The American Heart Association. Advice from the American Heart Association for caregivers of patients disabled by heart disease, heart attack or stroke. »View Info

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Free Stroke Screenings Offered May 3, 2013 by Cleveland Clinic Florida
April 27, 2013 Posted by Editor
Free Stroke Screenings Offered May 3, 2013 by Cleveland Clinic Florida

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......

New Link Found Between Red Meat and Heart Disease: an Intestinal Bacteria
April 9, 2013 Posted by Editor
New Link Found Between Red Meat and Heart Disease: an Intestinal Bacteria

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 by the cho...

Risks of Calcium Supplements Highlighted by New Study & Govt Recommendation
March 5, 2013 Posted by Editor
Risks of Calcium Supplements Highlighted by New Study & Govt Recommendation

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 heart disease as those...

Heart Health Screenings & Symposium Presented by Cleveland Clinic February 23
February 17, 2013 Posted by Editor
Heart Health Screenings & Symposium Presented by Cleveland Clinic February 23

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 discussion (f...

Vegetarian Diet Cuts Risk of Heart Disease by a Dramatic 32%, Large New Study Finds
January 31, 2013 Posted by Editor
Vegetarian Diet Cuts Risk of Heart Disease by a Dramatic 32%, Large New Study Finds

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 or need hospitalization for h...

Heart Attack Symptoms are Different for Women than for Men. Did You Know?
January 28, 2013 Posted by Editor
Heart Attack Symptoms are Different for Women than for Men.  Did You Know?

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 educate women abo...

Smoke-Free Workplace Laws Linked to Lower Incidence of Heart Attacks
November 5, 2012 Posted by Editor
Smoke-Free Workplace Laws Linked to Lower Incidence of Heart Attacks

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 atta...

Eating Tomatoes May Lower Stroke Risk, Study Suggests
October 29, 2012 Posted by Editor
Eating Tomatoes May Lower Stroke Risk, Study Suggests

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 low levels...

Perceived Stress Increases Risk of Heart Disease, Study Finds; Plus How to Handle Stress
October 1, 2012 Posted by Editor
Perceived Stress Increases Risk of Heart Disease, Study Finds; Plus How to Handle Stress

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 coro...

World Heart Day, September 29, Focuses on Prevention of Heart Disease
September 29, 2012 Posted by Editor
World Heart Day, September 29, Focuses on Prevention of Heart Disease

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 Heart, we will m...

New Initiative to Help Americans Control Blood Pressure, CDC Teams with Pharmacists
September 16, 2012 Posted by Editor
New Initiative to Help Americans Control Blood Pressure, CDC Teams with Pharmacists

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 educate patients o...

New Study Shows Link Between Heart Disease & Chemical in Common Household Products
September 6, 2012 Posted by Editor
New Study Shows Link Between Heart Disease & Chemical in Common Household Products

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 Anoo...

Studies Link Loneliness to Higher Risk of Death, Decline and Cardiovascular Disease
August 30, 2012 Posted by Editor
Studies Link Loneliness to Higher Risk of Death, Decline and Cardiovascular Disease

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 exte...

2012 Future of Medicine Summit to Focus on Mental Health, Heart Disease and Diabetes
June 23, 2012 Posted by Editor
2012 Future of Medicine Summit to Focus on Mental Health, Heart Disease and Diabetes

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 be open to the pu...

Insufficient Sleep Increases Stroke Risk, New Study Finds
June 13, 2012 Posted by Editor
Insufficient Sleep Increases Stroke Risk, New Study Finds

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 are four times more likely to s...

Optimism & Positive Outlook May Help Prevent Heart Attack, New Study Finds
April 18, 2012 Posted by Editor
Optimism & Positive Outlook May Help Prevent Heart Attack, New Study Finds

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 r...

Ninety Percent of Americans Eat Too Much Salt, CDC Reports
March 30, 2012 Posted by Editor
Ninety Percent of Americans Eat Too Much Salt, CDC Reports

According to a report posted March 26 by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), "About 9 in 10 Americans aged 2 years and older eat too much sodium." "There is strong evidence that eating too much sodium [salt] raises blood pre...

Dietary Trans Fats Markedly Increase Stroke Risk Among Older Women, New Study Finds
March 4, 2012 Posted by Editor
Dietary Trans Fats Markedly Increase Stroke Risk Among Older Women, New Study Finds

A large new study by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has found that postmenopausal women whose diets were high in trans fats (and who did not take aspirin) had a 66% higher risk of ischemic stroke (blood clots in vessels ...

Eating Citrus Fruit May Lower Stroke Risk, New Study Suggests
February 27, 2012 Posted by Editor
Eating Citrus Fruit May Lower Stroke Risk, New Study Suggests

A new study published in Stroke, a journal of the American Heart Association, has found that eating citrus fruits such as oranges and grapefruit, may lower your risk of stroke, due to a compound called "flavanone" found in citrus fruits. The study...

Cleveland Clinic Heart Surgeon & Cardiologist Tackle Misconceptions About Heart Health
February 21, 2012 Posted by Editor
Cleveland Clinic Heart Surgeon & Cardiologist Tackle Misconceptions About Heart Health

In their new book entitled, Heart 411: The Only Guide to Heart Health You'll Ever Need, two renowned heart experts, heart surgeon Marc Gillinov and cardiologist Steven Nissen, both of the Cleveland Clinic, tackle some prominent misconceptions about hea...

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