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Moms of babies with heart defects also could be at risk of later heart disease

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Women who have babies with a heart defect have a 25 percent greater risk of being hospitalized for cardiovascular issues later in life, according to a new study that says the baby’s condition could be an early warning of heart disease for some mothers.

The research, […]

April 2nd, 2018|Categories: Children, Health, Heart Disease, Research, Women|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Moms of babies with heart defects also could be at risk of later heart disease

When a college hoops star died of a heart attack, his family got in the game

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

March Madness, the annual college basketball tournament that glues Americans to their TVs and their brackets, is a bittersweet time for the Cornette family.

Just 15 years ago Joel and Jordan, brothers and best friends, were stars on teams that advanced to the Sweet 16. Though […]

March 30th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Heart Attack, Heart Disease, multicultural, Physical Activity|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on When a college hoops star died of a heart attack, his family got in the game

‘This is vacation’: Rod Carew’s return to spring training with the Minnesota Twins

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew has been coming to spring training since the mid-1960s. But when he walked into the clubhouse at the Minnesota Twins spring training facility, it was the first time with a new heart.

If you have questions or comments about this story, […]

March 29th, 2018|Categories: Health, Heart Failure, Heart of 29, multicultural, Patients, Rod Carew|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on ‘This is vacation’: Rod Carew’s return to spring training with the Minnesota Twins

Healthy teeth can mean a lot more than a pretty smile

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

How your teeth are faring as you age can also indicate how your heart is doing.

The idea of oral and heart health being connected has been proposed for more than a century.

Numerous studies have looked at how oral health affects overall health, and some have […]

March 29th, 2018|Categories: Diabetes, Health, Healthy Living, Heart Disease, Nutrition, Patients, Prevention, Research|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Healthy teeth can mean a lot more than a pretty smile

Eat healthy, exercise, sleep enough to manage stress

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

With income tax time fast approaching and spring school and work activities dominating daily life, stress can creep in.

How you respond to that stress makes a difference in your mental and physical health.

Excessive stress can lead to emotional and physical symptoms, such as muscle tension, […]

March 28th, 2018|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Nutrition, Physical Activity|Tags: , |Comments Off on Eat healthy, exercise, sleep enough to manage stress

Coronary heart disease, stroke may be less common among U.S. immigrants

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

U.S.-born adults are more likely to report having been diagnosed with coronary heart disease and stroke than their immigrant peers, a new federal study shows.

The study’s lead author Dr. Jing Fang, a cardiovascular epidemiologist for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said learning that […]

March 28th, 2018|Categories: Cholesterol, Diabetes, Health, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, multicultural, Obesity, Patients, Prevention, Stroke|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Coronary heart disease, stroke may be less common among U.S. immigrants

FDA sued over delay of safety reviews for e-cigarettes and cigars

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Several public health groups, medical organizations and pediatricians are suing the Food and Drug Administration over the federal agency’s decision to delay product reviews for e-cigarettes and cigars for several years.

The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, challenges […]

March 27th, 2018|Categories: Health, Tobacco|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on FDA sued over delay of safety reviews for e-cigarettes and cigars

Solving the dilemma of not enough hearts

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

In the not-too-distant future, Dr. Jennifer Cowger envisions a cardiac transplant landscape where more donations are encouraged and utilized, genetically engineered organs can be created in a laboratory, and improved mechanical devices eliminate the need for an actual human heart.

But in the meantime, there’s a […]

March 27th, 2018|Categories: Health, Heart Failure, Patients, Research|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Solving the dilemma of not enough hearts

Su estatura podría influir en el riesgo de enfermedad del corazón, ataque cerebral

Por AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

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Es posible que su estatura fue un factor influyente al escoger su ropa, al seleccionar el asiento en el teatro o el del avión. Y ahora parece que también puede jugar un papel en el riesgo del desarrollo de enfermedad del corazón y de ataque […]

March 26th, 2018|Categories: Health, Non Featured, Noticias en Español|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Su estatura podría influir en el riesgo de enfermedad del corazón, ataque cerebral

Short or tall — your height can play a role in heart risks

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Your height may have affected your choice of clothing, theater seat or airplane row. Turns out it could also play a role in your risk of heart disease and stroke.

Scientists have looked at whether height increases or decreases risk of cardiovascular diseases for […]

March 26th, 2018|Categories: Children, Health, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, Patients, Research, Stroke|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Short or tall — your height can play a role in heart risks