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Don’t Let Exercise Take a Holiday During Vacation

Many people just want to relax on vacation but if you want to stay fit and avoid gaining weight while you’re away, make exercise a part of your travel plans. It may also help you enjoy your trip a bit more. Exercise has been shown to help people sleep better and improve their mood, in […]

Men Who Skip Checkups Also Miss Preventive Health Benefits

When it comes to taking care of their health, men are less likely than women to seek medical care and stay current with annual checkups. Not only are men 22 percent more likely than women to neglect cholesterol testing, but they are also 28 percent more likely to be hospitalized for congestive heart failure, according […]

Healthy Heart May Prevent Memory Decline

People who take care of their heart’s health may also be protecting their ability to focus and remember things as they age. To lower the risk of heart disease, the American Heart Association recommends Life’s Simple 7® – a list of goals that focus on lifestyle, diet, weight, blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose. Researchers from […]

Leg Pain, Cramping Can Signal Peripheral Arterial Disease

Leg cramps. Pain while walking. Relief at rest. Many people who have these symptoms often chalk it up to getting older or being out of shape when it’s something all together different – a sign of heart disease. Peripheral arterial disease – similar to coronary artery disease – is a narrowing of the arteries that carry blood […]

Prevent Heart Disease With Screenings, Treatment for Risk Factors

Although heart disease remains the leading cause of death for Americans, many people can lower their risk by taking advantage of regular cardiovascular screenings, changing their lifestyle and taking any necessary medication. In fact, an analysis published in the Annals of Internal Medicine last year, found that preventable risk factors account for half of all heart disease […]

Bariatric Surgery Improves Heart Health More Than Diet, Exercise for Some

Losing a significant amount of weight through bariatric surgery may do more for the heart’s health than shedding pounds through diet and exercise. A new study, published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, found that heart function in people considered morbidly obese returns to normal after bariatric surgery. This was not the result for people who lost weight by eating […]

Most Americans’ Hearts Older Than Their Age

Is your heart older than you? Chances are, it is. A new federal health report shows that three out of four U.S. adults have a predicted heart age that is older than their chronological age – putting them at higher risk for heart attacks and stroke. Having high blood pressure or diabetes, smoking and carrying […]

Southern-style Diet Significantly Raises Heart Attack Risk

Fried chicken. Buttery Rolls. Sweet Tea. If this sounds like your regular dinner plans, you could be significantly raising your risk of having a heart attack. New research from the American Heart Association found that people who regularly ate traditional Southern fare such as fried foods, fatty foods, eggs, bacon, ham and sugary drinks, were at a […]

Eating Too Much Salt Raises Risk for High Blood Pressure

People who gradually increase the amount of salt in their diet and those who regularly eat a higher salt diet both face an increased risk of developing high blood pressure, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association. In a Japanese study of more than 4,000 people who had normal blood pressure, […]

PTSD Raises Heart Disease Risk for Women

Women who experience traumatic events or develop post-traumatic stress disorder may have a greater risk of experiencing heart disease than women with no history of traumatic. Some women face a 60 percent higher rate of cardiovascular disease, according to research recently published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation. In the first major study of […]