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More attention should be paid to heart health of lesbian, gay and bisexual adults, study suggests

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Lesbian, gay and bisexual adults are more likely than heterosexuals to have poor cardiovascular health, according to preliminary findings from a new study.

The study, presented Tuesday at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology and Lifestyle conference in New Orleans, analyzed data collected from 2,445 adults participating […]

August 2nd, 2018|Categories: Cholesterol, Diabetes, Health, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, multicultural, Obesity, Patients, Prevention, Research, Stroke, Tobacco|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on More attention should be paid to heart health of lesbian, gay and bisexual adults, study suggests

Ya no es la mujer que era. Pasó de pesar 380 libras, a ser entrenadora personal.

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A Annabelle Jimenez le dolían las rodillas continuamente. También le dolía la espalda.

Sabía por qué. Llevaba mucho tiempo tratando de controlar la calidad y la cantidad de lo que comía, y pesaba 380 libras.

“No podía caminar una cuadra sin sentirme extremadamente cansada y […]

July 26th, 2018|Categories: Health, Non Featured, Noticias en Español|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Ya no es la mujer que era. Pasó de pesar 380 libras, a ser entrenadora personal.

Initiative aims to lower heart disease, stroke risk among millions with diabetes

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During her first pregnancy in 1994, Sophia Boulanger developed gestational diabetes and was later diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Then in 2011, Boulanger was told she had 90 percent blockages in all five vessels supplying blood to the heart.

The quintuple bypass surgery that followed was […]

June 15th, 2018|Categories: Diabetes, Health, Heart Disease, Stroke|Tags: , |Comments Off on Initiative aims to lower heart disease, stroke risk among millions with diabetes

Blood test could offer life-and-death clues for African-American diabetics

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Testing blood for a biological marker called suPAR could help better assess the risk of death among African-Americans with Type 2 diabetes, according to a new study.

SuPAR, or soluble urokinase plasminogen activator receptor, is a protein marker that indicates inflammation in the blood. Scientists have […]

May 1st, 2018|Categories: Diabetes, Health, Heart Disease, Patients, Prevention, Research|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Blood test could offer life-and-death clues for African-American diabetics

Study: High blood pressure and prediabetes together increase risk to heart

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High blood pressure and prediabetes together may do more harm to the body than either one alone.

The first study of its type looking into the association between slightly elevated blood sugar levels and high blood pressure found that prediabetes didn’t increase cardiovascular risk by itself. […]

April 18th, 2018|Categories: Diabetes, Health, High Blood Pressure, Obesity, Research, Stroke|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Study: High blood pressure and prediabetes together increase risk to heart

Maestros de las parrillas: Las temperaturas altas y las carnes muy bien cocidas se vinculan a un riesgo más alto de presión arterial alta

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Según un nuevo estudio, comer carnes asadas a la parrilla de forma habitual, y cocer esas carnes a un término más que bien cocido, podrían aumentar el riesgo de presión arterial alta.

Un estudio publicado el miércoles comparó a personas que comen alimentos preparados […]

March 21st, 2018|Categories: Health, Non Featured, Noticias en Español|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Maestros de las parrillas: Las temperaturas altas y las carnes muy bien cocidas se vinculan a un riesgo más alto de presión arterial alta

Most U.S. women don’t know their personal risk for heart disease, poll finds

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

High cholesterol, diabetes and obesity can all lead to heart disease and stroke. But most American women don’t know if they’re at risk, a new poll finds.

Six in 10 women are unaware of their cholesterol numbers, blood sugar levels or body mass index, according to […]

January 31st, 2018|Categories: Cholesterol, Diabetes, Health, Healthy Living, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, multicultural, Patients, Prevention, Stroke, Women|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Most U.S. women don’t know their personal risk for heart disease, poll finds

Exercise resolution fizzling? These expert tips can help

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Whether you’re just starting a new exercise regime for 2018 or already tinkering with your plan, congratulations – you’re among millions of Americans trying to sweat off the holiday sluggishness.

Embarking on a physical activity program is a good goal, health experts say, especially if you’re […]

For HIV patients at risk for heart disease and stroke, good preventive care may be hard to come by

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Rob Quinn suspected something was wrong when he started to feel out of breath. He was in his mid-50s and in relatively good health. But he knew breathing problems could be a sign of heart disease, which his father had died from years […]

En EE.UU., hispanos nacidos en el extranjero tienden más a morir de enfermedades cardiovasculares

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Según un nuevo estudio, los hispanos nacidos fuera de Estados Unidos que ahora viven en ese país tienen más probabilidades de morir a causa de enfermedades cardiovasculares que aquellos que nacieron en esa nación.

Los hallazgos sugieren que los hispanos nacidos en el extranjero […]