Friday, February 27, 2015

Heart Health Tips

Heart Health Tips

The latest healthy living tips and answers to readers' most embarrassing questions.

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An estimated 2.7 million Americans are currently living with atrial fibrillation (AFib), a quivering or irregular heartbeat that can lead to heart risks...
Did you know that HIV can put you at a higher risk for heart disease? Those living with HIV often share issues that affect heart health, including higher...
Thanks to the AngioScreen, time is no longer an excuse to ignore your heart health. The six-minute simple, non-diagnostic vascular screening can provide...
Coronary calcium in your heart arteries can provide important clues about your heart disease risk, even among those without traditional risk factors...
Between 70 and 89 percent of sudden cardiac deaths occur in men. Familiarize yourself with symptoms like chest pain or discomfort, shortness of breath...
Snoring isn’t just bothersome, it can be a health risk, too. One in five adults has some form of sleep apnea, which can cause breathing to stop...
Enjoying a (healthy) lunch with friends and family can be good for your heart. Research has shown that those with a lack of social support are more likely...
Depending on your health history, your doctor may recommend an early screening for diabetes. However, if your weight is normal and you don’t have...
Patients with heart failure are especially prone to infections like the flu and pneumonia. To protect yourself, talk to your doctor about what vaccinations...
If you’re primarily pumping iron at the gym, find a way to work in some cardiovascular exercise, too, like walking, running, swimming, or biking...
Heart health is important, even when you’re sleeping. Studies have shown that not getting enough sleep or poor sleep quality on a regular basis...
Women’s heart attack symptoms aren’t necessarily the same as men’s. While men’s heart attack symptoms tend to be more traditional...
Heart-healthy cooking passes up solid fats, such as butter and lard, and instead uses modest amounts of liquid vegetable fats, such as canola, safflower...
Study says 73 percent increase due to using more mice, and fewer cats and dogs
NEW YORK (AP) - What if cauliflower got the same type of marketing firepower as candy bars and potato chips?
Over the next few months, I'll help you master the basics one by one, so you can get the highest return on your investment of time and effort in the gym. We're starting with the lift that I consider the most fundamental exercise of all time: the deadlift.
Lately it seems that advice on the benefits and risks of eating eggs is just plain scrambled. People tell me all of the time that they are confused about medical and dietary advice because it seems to change all of the time. No one knows what to believe and this debate about eggs just increases this confusion.
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Love may be intoxicating. But when mixed with alcohol, the hormone that love spurs in humans seems to have the opposite effect: It’s downright sobering.
Rowan University basketball player Robert Pittman makes his first shot after a car accident left him with an incomplete spinal cord injury.
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To help us get a better understanding of what clean eating really means, three registered dietitians, Theresa Shank, Beth Wallace Smith and Angela Luciani weigh in with their perspectives.
Sex trafficking is a local and real problem with over 100,000 U.S. children exploited each year. The average age that a child is first exploited through sex trafficking is 13 years old.