Diabetes Tied to Faster Progression to Overt Heart Failure

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Diabetes, especially when uncontrolled, is strongly associated with progression to overt heart failure in patients with preclinical signs of heart failure, a new study shows. “Until now, studies of diabetes and heart failure have mainly been done in patients with overt heart failure. The novelty of this study is that […]

28 Healthy Heart Tips

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Stop smoking—no ifs, ands, or butts There are many steps you can take to help protect your health and blood vessels. Avoiding tobacco is one of the best. In fact, smoking is one of the top controllable risk factors for heart disease. If you smoke or use other tobacco products, […]

The quest for a heart attack cure

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Heart disease is one of the world’s most deadly and insidious killers. In the United States alone, it causes one in every four deaths nationwide—that’s a staggering 659,000 people each year, or roughly equivalent to the entire population of Portland, Oregon. It’s perhaps not surprising that the heart is so vulnerable to damage. […]

Menopause and Heart Disease, Osteosarcopenia, and More

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In endocrinology news this week, scientists in Finland directly tied hormonal changes during menopause to the decline in cardiovascular health women often experience during this time. Another new study linked slower metabolism to an increased risk of the musculoskeletal disorder osteosarcopenia in postmenopausal women. On a lighter note, a new […]

How Nutrition Can Impact Heart Health

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Photo by Jamie Street on Unsplash Lisa De Beer, Muskoka Registered Dietitian at Your Independent Grocer. Photo courtesy of Lisa De Beer Guest column on Hypertension Awareness Month provided by Lisa De Beer, Muskoka Registered Dietitian at Your Independent Grocer Making heart healthy food choices is important for our overall […]

Mother Waiting for a Heart Transplant Tells Her Story

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Share on PinterestAfter giving birth to her second child, Zuleyma Santos was diagnosed with a rare form of heart failure and placed on the waitlist for a heart transplant. Photography courtesy of Padilla Co Mother of two, Zuleyma Santos, is working with the American Heart Association to raise awareness about […]

Heart disease leading cause of death in Arkansas

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JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) – Heart disease is the leading cause of death in Arkansas, but like many of the state’s leading health issues, a lot of cases are preventable. Dr. Barry Tedder is a cardiologist at St. Bernards Medical Center, he works with patients on the prevention and intervention of […]

Can alcohol cause a heart attack?

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A heart attack is a medical emergency that results from the interruption of blood flow to the heart. Excessive alcohol use has associations with an increased risk of a heart attack. Around every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a heart attack. People with heart disease have an […]