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

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 ...

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

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

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...

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...

Treating the Causes, Not the Symptoms of Heart Disease
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Diet Gurus Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn Jr., and Dr. Dean Ornish, discuss the remarkable capacity of the body to heal itself through diet, as opposed to using drugs and undergoing operations. (President Bill Clinton followed their diet to reverse his heart...

Reversing Heart Disease Possible With Diet According to Cleveland Clinic MD
Posted by Senior Editor

Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, Jr. from the Cleveland Clinic discusses how he set up his 25-year study on arresting and reversing heart disease using a plant-based diet. Former President Bill Clinton used this same diet to reverse his heart disease. Watch...

New Patient Guides & Treatment Decision Aids Provided by AHRQ
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New Patient Guides & Treatment Decision Aids Provided by AHRQ

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), part of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) is providing a new series of Guides for Patients and Consumers. These new Guides for Patients and Consumers include Consumer Guides su...

How to Give Continuous Chest Compression CPR
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A Mayo Clinic presentation of how to give CPR to to those who have suffered a heart attack. This is a new method of CPR called Continuous Chest Compression CPR, which does not involve breathing into the mouth of the patient. This new method of CPR is...

Heart Health, Website of U.S. Food and Drug Administration
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Heart Health, Website of U.S. Food and Drug Administration Contains links to updated Consumer Information on various potential treatments for heart diseases, including links to information, and the ability to subscribe to updates on: Dietary S...

Your Guide to Living Well with Heart Disease
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Your Guide to Living Well with Heart Disease, A 68 page booklet by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Contains an introduction to heart disease, risk facto...

Information on Various Treatments for Heart Disease
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Information on Various Treatments for Heart Disease, from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, including: »How is Coronary Artery Disease Treated? &...

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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......

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Nationwide Events to Promote Heart-Healthy Living Being Held in February
February 9, 2012 Posted by Editor
Nationwide Events to Promote Heart-Healthy Living Being Held in February

The American Heart Association and other organizations are holding a series of nationwide events in February as part of "American Heart Month." The purpose of this annual initiative, sponsored by the American Heart Association, is to call attention to...

September 29 is World Heart Day -- One World, One Home, One Heart
September 26, 2011 Posted by Editor
September 29 is World Heart Day -- One World, One Home, One Heart

September 29, 2011 marks the 11 year anniversary of celebrating World Heart Day, an international campaign created in 2000 by the World Heart Federation, a non-governmental organization based in Geneva, Switzerland, to increase public awareness about t...

HHS & Public-Private Partners Aim to Prevent 1 Million Heart Attacks & Strokes in 5 Years
September 14, 2011 Posted by Editor
HHS & Public-Private Partners Aim to Prevent 1 Million Heart Attacks & Strokes in 5 Years

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) yesterday announced a new "Million Hearts" campaign being launched by a public-private partnership of several government and private sector organizations, with the aim of preventing 1 million hea...

Is Heart Disease Completely Preventable?
August 20, 2011 Posted by Senior Editor

Watch Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, Jr. from the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute on CNN discuss making yourself heart-attack proof by a going on a special diet that deals with the cause of the illness »

Motivational Talk Therapy After Stoke May Increase Chances of Survival & Reduce Depression
June 30, 2011 Posted by Editor
Motivational Talk Therapy After Stoke May Increase Chances of Survival & Reduce Depression

A new study has found that stroke patients who, in addition to receiving standard stroke care, met with therapists to discuss recovery, life expectations, and potential obstacles, within one month after stroke experienced a 50% lower death rate, and sh...

Warning Signs of A Heart Attack
April 30, 2011 Posted by Editor

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...

Low Health Literacy Linked to Higher Death Rate Among Heart Patients
April 26, 2011 Posted by Editor

A new study conducted by a team of researchers from the Denver Health Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente Colorado Institute for Health Research, the University of Colorado Denver, and other institutions, has found that low health literacy among patients...

Aspirin for Reducing Your Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke: KNOW THE FACTS
November 6, 2010 Posted by Editor

Aspirin for Reducing Your Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke: KNOW THE FACTS,   A pamphlet by the Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Discusses some facts and warnings about using aspirin to lower the risk of heart attack and clot-related str...

Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease
November 6, 2010 Posted by Editor

Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease, by World Health Organization. Chart and graphs with map, showing incidence globally of different treatments for heart disease. »View Info (pdf): Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease, World Health Organ...

Your Guide to Living Well with Heart Disease
November 6, 2010 Posted by Editor

Your Guide to Living Well with Heart Disease, a 4 page summary brochure by National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Summarizes treatments including lifestyle change...

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