Friday, December 26, 2014

Heart Health

Know Your Heart?
True or False: People who do not get enough sleep are more than twice as likely as others to die of heart disease.
True
False
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This winter, the Zoo will be offering a weekly animal-themed yoga session for children (with an accompanying adult). Brandywine Zoo • 1001 N. Park Dr., Wilmington, DE
238 hospitals in Pennsylvania and New Jersey are compared based on their performance with heart attacks and heart failures.
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Constant anxiety increases risk of heart attack, stroke
Even more should be taking them to cut risk of heart attack and stroke, cardiologist says
Wearing device for a day gives more accurate info than single in-office reading, study says
'Paradoxical' finding suggests fat is protective, but doctors add it's no excuse gain weight
Use of clarithromycin along with the cholesterol-lowering meds had higher risk of side effects
Inability to stand on one foot for 20-plus seconds could suggest brain vessel damage, study contends
Those in poorest shape were more likely to have high blood pressure, study found
Women have slightly greater gains than men, study finds
Women have slightly greater gains than men, study finds
Treatment must be given within 6 hours after a stroke starts, researchers say
Even fewer consume an amount thought to help curb heart disease, study found
Review found those who took yoga classes saw improvements in blood pressure, cholesterol, weight
Study of younger patients finds they often get misinformation
Getting it earlier or later raised chances of trouble, experts think childhood obesity might be at play
The screen is meant for people without history of heart disease, agency says
Agency says best results obtained for black women
Atrial fibrillation often hits older people, but study shows getting healthier can curb it