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

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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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 . . . → Read More: Heart Health Screenings & Symposium Presented by Cleveland Clinic February 23

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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 . . . → Read More: Heart Attack Symptoms are Different for Women than for Men. Did You Know?

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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 attacks . . . → Read More: Smoke-Free Workplace Laws Linked to Lower Incidence of Heart Attacks

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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 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 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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Dental Health Key to Good Physical Health, Experts Say

“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 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 Anoop Shankar, MD, . . . → Read More: New Study Shows Link Between Heart Disease & Chemical in Common Household Products

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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 . . . → Read More: 2012 Future of Medicine Summit to Focus on Mental Health, Heart Disease and Diabetes

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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 . . . → Read More: Insufficient Sleep Increases Stroke Risk, New Study Finds

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Cleveland Clinic Florida Offers Free Stroke Screenings May 4

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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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 heart . . . → Read More: Cleveland Clinic Heart Surgeon & Cardiologist Tackle Misconceptions About Heart Health

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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 . . . → Read More: Nationwide Events to Promote Heart-Healthy Living Being Held in February

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BPA Levels Increase Over 1000% After Eating Canned Soup, New Harvard Study Finds

A new study conducted by researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health has found that in subjects who ate canned soup for five days, levels of bisphenol A (BPA) found in the urine increased more than 1000%, compared . . . → Read More: BPA Levels Increase Over 1000% After Eating Canned Soup, New Harvard Study Finds

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Is Heart Disease Completely Preventable?

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 »

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Studies Find Calcium Supplements May Increase Risk of Heart Attack

New studies, conducted by medical researchers at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, and the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, found that post-menopausal women taking calcium supplements (with or without Vitamin D) may be at increased risk of heart attack. . . . → Read More: Studies Find Calcium Supplements May Increase Risk of Heart Attack

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Traffic Noise May Lead To Higher Stroke Risk Among Seniors

A new Danish study, published in the European Heart Journal has found a clear correlation between noise levels and stroke risk for seniors. The louder the noise, the higher the risk of stroke. In fact, the researchers reported that . . . → Read More: Traffic Noise May Lead To Higher Stroke Risk Among Seniors

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Types & Incidence of Cardiovascular Disease

Types of Cardiovascular Disease, by the World Health Organization. A skeletal diagram, mapping an overview of the various types of cardiovascular disease, and a graph showing the worldwide incidence of the various types of cardiovascular disease by age. View . . . → Read More: Types & Incidence of Cardiovascular Disease

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Statistics on Global Burden of Coronary Heart Disease

Global Burden of Coronary Heart Disease, by the World Health Organization. A Map and graphs illustrating the “healthy years of life lost” to coronary heart disease in the different regions of the world. Cardiovascular disease accounts for 10% of . . . → Read More: Statistics on Global Burden of Coronary Heart Disease

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Disorders of the Heart and Circulatory System

Disorders of the Heart and Circulatory System, Basic information provided by Aging in the Know, a website of the American Geriatric Society’s Foundation for Health in Aging. Covers coronary artery disease and heart attacks, heart failure, heart valve problems, . . . → Read More: Disorders of the Heart and Circulatory System

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Depression risk high for heart patients

Depression risk high for heart patients, San Francisco Chronicle. More than 80 million people suffer from heart disease in the United States. It is the top cause of death in this country. A recent study found that people who . . . → Read More: Depression risk high for heart patients

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Heart Disease & Stroke

Heart Disease & Stroke, a website by FamilyDoctor.org. Contains information on the basics of heart attacks, stroke, and various kinds of heart disease, as well as information on reducing your risk, treatment, and recovery. View Info…

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Public Health and Aging: Hospitalizations for Stroke Among Adults Aged >65 Years

Public Health and Aging: Hospitalizations for Stroke Among Adults Aged >65 Years, Report of the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, on the results of a study of . . . → Read More: Public Health and Aging: Hospitalizations for Stroke Among Adults Aged >65 Years

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Global Burden of Stroke

Global Burden of Stroke, by the World Health Organization. Map and graphs illustrating the healthy years of life lost to stroke throughout the different regions of the world. High blood pressure and smoking are cited as the two most . . . → Read More: Global Burden of Stroke

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Atlas of Stroke Hospitalizations – Introduction

Atlas of Stroke Hospitalizations – Introduction, Statistics on the incidence of stroke in the U.S., by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. View Info: Atlas of Stroke Hospitalizations – Introduction

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