Category: Heart Health

Heart health: age 50 & over, pay attention

Heart health: age 50 & over, pay attention

Heart health The National Institutes of Health reports that about a third of American adults 50 and over suffer from high blood pressure, and that they need to keep their pressure below 120 to reduce their risk of heart attack and stroke. It can reduce deaths by 25 percent. While we all fall into patterns...

How can happiness make your heart healthier?

How can happiness make your heart healthier?

Be Heart Healthier There is a proverb that tells us, “A cheerful heart is good medicine.” Researchers at Penn State University have been investigating how positive thinking can lead to good habits – and better health outcomes – for patients with heart disease. The findings are published in the journal Psychomatic Medicine. “Positive psychology” has...

How much do chronic diseases cost in the US?

How much do chronic diseases cost in the US?

Chronic Diseases The most expensive health condition in the United States is cardiovascular disease, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Treating people with cardiovascular disease results in costs for each U.S. state that range from $411 million to $26 billion yearly, according to the report. In addition,...

More People Should Get Statins, Report Says

More People Should Get Statins, Report Says

Treating more Americans with statins is worth the small risk of side-effects and would be cost-effective, a new report finds. New guidelines from the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology in 2013 broadened the definition of who should get cholesterol-lowering statins, which are among the most widely prescribed drugs in the world....

New Studies Point out That Heart Health and Fitness Are Important

New Studies Point out That Heart Health and Fitness Are Important

Heart Health and Fitness Santa Rosa, CA (PRWEB) August 23, 2015 A University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health study has shown that late-stage and post-menopausal women may have significantly greater volumes of fat accumulationed around their hearts, increasing the risk factor for heart diseases. “Some patients are surprised to learn that heart disease...

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