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Experts recommend lower blood pressure for older Americans

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ANAHEIM, California — The risk of heart attacks, heart failure, strokes and death can be reduced in adults 65 and older if they’re treated for blood pressure the same way younger people are – to a systolic blood pressure of less than 130 […]

Is there a new meth-related heart failure crisis on the horizon?

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ANAHEIM, California – The steady rise in methamphetamine use across the country seems to be creating its own epidemic – a new kind of heart failure case, according to new research.

The study, released Tuesday at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions conference, shows heart […]

November 14th, 2017|Categories: Heart Failure, Patients, Prevention, Scientific Sessions 2017|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Is there a new meth-related heart failure crisis on the horizon?

Sixth-grader’s science project grows into adult-sized study showing kids can do CPR, too

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ANAHEIM, California – At first, Eashan Biswas was just looking for a way to use a video game in his sixth-grade science project. But now, the aspiring doctor’s name is on a scientific study being presented on a national stage – and, more importantly, […]

November 11th, 2017|Categories: Cardiac Arrest, Children, CPR, Prevention, Scientific Sessions 2017|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Sixth-grader’s science project grows into adult-sized study showing kids can do CPR, too

Off the Charts: Looking for answers about her sister’s peripheral artery disease

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Off the Charts is a series where experts answer your questions about heart and brain health. This week’s question is about peripheral artery disease, a problem that affects more than 8.5 million Americans.

Q: “I am contacting you from Scotland to ask if you have any […]

November 2nd, 2017|Categories: Health, Off the Charts Q&A, Prevention|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Off the Charts: Looking for answers about her sister’s peripheral artery disease

As open enrollment for health insurance gets underway, health groups express support

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It’s time to sign up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act – an important date you may not be aware of because the government has cut back on enrollment awareness efforts.

The 2018 open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act (also known as […]

November 1st, 2017|Categories: Health, Healthy Living, Prevention|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on As open enrollment for health insurance gets underway, health groups express support

New report raises concerns about the cardiovascular health of African-Americans

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While heart disease and stroke — and deaths from those diseases — have declined in the United States in recent decades, those advances have not been shared equally in the African-American community. A panel of experts has been trying to find out why.

The result is […]

October 23rd, 2017|Categories: Health, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, multicultural, Obesity, Patients, Prevention, Research|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on New report raises concerns about the cardiovascular health of African-Americans

Young Hispanic-Americans could face a future plagued by health risks

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Heart disease and stroke researchers say the writing is on the wall for young Hispanic-Americans. If worrisome health trends continue, they may be sicker than their parents and grandparents when they reach that age — or perhaps sooner.

Hispanic-American adults of any race have […]

Twins who participated in ‘The Biggest Loser’ help each other stay healthy

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Luis and Roberto Hernandez shed hundreds of pounds together as contestants on “The Biggest Loser.” Today, they still are working to keep one another on track.

They’re each other’s biggest cheerleaders and they also hold each other accountable if they don’t eat right or […]

Chef gives Cuban classics a healthy twist

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Some of Ronaldo Linares’s earliest memories are in a kitchen.

He remembers at age 5 standing on a milk crate, peeling potatoes at his parents’ restaurant and nightclub in Medellin, Colombia. To keep him out of trouble, they also put him in charge of […]

Study: Mexican-Americans face much higher stroke risk – with diabetes a major contributing factor

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A new study found that middle-aged Mexican-Americans faced double the risk of stroke compared with white people, with diabetes considered a major contributing factor.

Ischemic strokes are the most common and occur when an artery supplying blood to the brain is blocked.

The role of […]

September 21st, 2017|Categories: Diabetes, Health, High Blood Pressure, multicultural, Patients, Prevention, Stroke|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Study: Mexican-Americans face much higher stroke risk – with diabetes a major contributing factor