Thursday, March 5, 2015

Heart Health

238 hospitals in Pennsylvania and New Jersey are compared based on their performance with heart attacks and heart failures.
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People with moderate to severe depression saw improved circulatory outcomes with antidepressants
Studies found that the daily frequency of episodes seemed to matter, too
That delay may help explain why women twice as likely to die, researchers say
Study found people who ate more plant foods than animal products less likely to die from heart disease
Avoid obesity, hypertension, diabetes and you may live up to 13 more years without the illness, study finds
Large Finnish study found a nearly 50 percent increase in people taking cholesterol-lowering drugs
Study found teens who lacked coping skills faced raised heart risks that physical fitness did not counter
Large Finnish study found a nearly 50 percent increase in people taking cholesterol-lowering drugs
Study found teens who lacked coping skills faced raised heart risks that physical fitness did not counter
But study group taking digoxin may have been sicker overall, cardiologist notes
But experts agree more research is needed, especially in light of FDA warning
People who followed it closely were 47 percent less likely to develop disease
Survivors who took large, daily dose of prescription-only capsules showed less decline in heart function
Least access found in southeastern U.S., researchers say
Eaten regularly, they might boost chances as much as 68 percent, study finds
Analysis of research says it's 'not a benign drug' if used long term and in larger doses
Three to five cups daily appeared to lower risk of clogged arteries, study says
Analysis of research says it's 'not a benign drug' if used long term and in larger doses
Three to five cups daily appeared to lower risk of clogged arteries, study says
Study found half had high blood pressure, half had high cholesterol and 15 percent were diabetic