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Internet, mobile devices can help make healthy lifestyle changes

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

People are more likely to adopt heart-healthy behaviors when guided by the Internet, their cellphones or other devices, according to 23 years of research reviewed in Journal of the American Heart Association.

“Both Internet-based and mobile-based programs can help people become more physically active, eat better […]

Younger heart attack survivors have higher risk of premature death

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

People age 50 and younger have almost twice the risk of premature death after a heart attack — mainly due to heart disease and other smoking-related diseases, according to new research.

The study is based on data from 21,693 heart attack survivors age 50 and younger […]

Initiatives encourage Hispanics, Latinos to ditch sugary drinks

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Guillermina Rice has made it her mission to look after the children at her son’s elementary school. It’s there that she championed a healthy beverage initiative.

For Rice, the interest in nutrition and healthy living is personal. Diabetes runs in the family of the […]

Adults who develop asthma may have higher risk of heart disease, stroke

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

People who develop asthma as adults may be at greater risk of developing heart disease and having a stroke, according to new research.

“Though it’s usually not recognized as such, there are several different types of asthma, each with some unique features,” said Matthew C. Tattersall, […]

Gallstone disease may increase heart disease risk

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Having gallstone disease may increase your risk of coronary heart disease, according to new research.

Gallstone disease, one of the most common and costly gastrointestinal disorders in the United States, has similar risk factors as coronary heart disease, including diabetes, obesity, high cholesterol, high blood pressure […]

Heart disease, stroke risk factors may increase in severity before menopause

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The severity of risk factors for heart disease, diabetes and stroke appears to increase more rapidly in the years leading up to menopause — especially among African-American women, according to a new study.

The risk factors, together known as metabolic syndrome, include a large waistline, high […]

Insurance companies may now consider bariatric surgery

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Recent guidelines recommending bariatric surgery for obese people with Type 2 diabetes could convince more insurance companies to green-light the procedure.

“I think these guidelines will encourage insurers to provide coverage for this kind of surgery for some diabetic patients who are having so […]

Las aseguradoras pueden ahora considerar la cirugía bariátrica

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Las pautas recientes que recomiendan la cirugía bariátrica para personas obesas con diabetes tipo dos pueden convencer a más aseguradoras a dar luz verde para el procedimiento.

“Creo que estas pautas animarán a las aseguradoras a ofrecer cobertura para este tipo de cirugía para […]

Higher BMI increases diabetes risk but not heart attacks, twin study finds

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Being overweight is less likely to cause a heart attack or kill you than it is to increase your risk of diabetes, according to a new study of identical twins.

Researchers used a nationwide Swedish twin registry to find twin pairs with identical DNA but different […]

Pre-stroke heart disease risk factors increase long-term risk of stroke, dementia

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People have higher risks of suffering subsequent strokes and dementia if they had  heart disease risk factors such as high blood pressure before their first stroke, according to a study.

Researchers compared 1,237 stroke survivors to a stroke-free group of about 5,000 people from an existing long-term […]