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Heart Disease, Stroke, Heart Health, Coronary Heart Disease, Heart Attack, heart disease-related death, American Heart Association, Circulation, Southern-style diet, Fried Food, Fried Chicken, Sweet tea, sugar-sweetened beverages, Soft Drinks, soda, heart disease risk factors

Southern-Style Eating Strikes Again: Study Finds Diet Pattern Increases Heart Disease Risk

Southern favorites like fried chicken and bacon may taste great when consumed, but they can have negative effects on heart health, according to UAB researchers.

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Heart Disease, systolic heart failure, Heart Failure, Drug Therapy, pharmaceutical therapy, Rutgers

Working to Ensure the Heart’s Ideal Performance

Utilizing a pharmaceutical treatment for systolic heart failure, that is being tested in clinical trials, new research at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School determined the precise interaction between the drug and the cardiac myosin protein or the cardiac “motor,” forming a structure that regulates the contraction of cardiac muscle and allows the heart to efficiently pump oxygen-rich blood throughout the body.

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Executive Function, Brain, Neurology, Heart, Cardiovascular, Blood Vessels, American Academy Of Neurology, AAN

People with Low Scores on Test of Thinking Skills May Be at Higher Risk for Heart Attack

People with low scores on a test of executive function, the higher-level thinking skills used to reason, problem solve and plan, may be at higher risk of heart attack or stroke, according to a new study published in the August 5, 2015, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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heart disease risk factors, Heart disease and women , heart disease and children, Cardiovascular Health, socioeconomics and heart disease, social determinants of heart disease

Social Factors Linked to Heart Disease for All

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“Poverty and the many stresses that come with social disadvantage have long been linked to cardiovascular disease, but how we live, work, and play has a great impact on heart health for people from a broad range of economic and cultural backgrounds,” explains David Siscovick, MD, MPH, Senior Vice President for Research at The New York Academy of Medicine and Chair of the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Council on Epidemiology and Prevention.

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Cardiology, Hypoxia, High Altitude Sickness, Cell Biology, Genetics, Pulmonology

Genetic Adaptation Keeps Ethiopians Heart-Healthy Despite High Altitudes

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Ethiopians have lived at high altitudes for thousands of years, providing a natural experiment for studying human adaptations to low oxygen, a condition known as hypoxia. One factor that may enable Ethiopians to tolerate high altitudes and hypoxia is the endothelin receptor type B (EDNRB) gene. Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine now find that mice with lower-than-normal levels of EDNRB protein are remarkably tolerant to hypoxia.

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Heart Attack, Exercise, Heart Health, Heart Disease

Resuming Exercise Soon after Heart Attack Can Improve Heart Recovery

Many lifestyle factors cause heart disease, and exercise may not be enough to prevent heart attacks. A new study shows that regular exercise can still benefit the heart after a heart attack occurs. This research is highlighted as one of this month’s “best of the best” as part of the American Physiological Society’s APSselect program.

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Breastfeeding, Breastfeeding Benefits, Breastfeeding Week, Babies, Babies' Health, mom, Mother, Mother and child

Montefiore Ramps Up Education on the Value of Breastfeeding, Including Potential Perks for New Moms

Breastfeeding can have many benefits for babies like helping strengthen their immune system, but getting comfortable with breastfeeding can take practice and persistence for new moms and their newborns. To help educate patients, the community and employees about breastfeeding best practices, Montefiore Health System will launch a week-long program in recognition of World Breastfeeding Week 2015, which will begin on Monday, August 3.

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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, Heart, Cardio, Football, Back To School, EKG, Physical, Sport, Practice, Caution, Cardiologist, Houston Methodist, Houston Methodist Hosptial, Heart Abnormalities, test, Two A Day, two a days

Having a Family History of Heart Disease May Indicate the Need for an EKG

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Hypertension, Blood Pressure, Phramacy, Pharmacist, Health, Health Care, Stroke, Medicine

Pharmacists Help Patients with Hypertension

Patients with hypertension benefit from interacting with a medical team that includes a pharmacist. Two studies showed pharmacist-included care teams delivered more hands-on and tailored medication regimens to patients, which yielded more effective blood-pressure control results than for those patients who did not have a pharmacist on hand.

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Heart Surgery, Heart Surgeon, Guidelines, guideline development, Bypass Surgery, Perfusion, Anesthesia, Surgery

New Clinical Practice Guidelines Address Temperature Management During Heart Surgery

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists, and the American Society of ExtraCorporeal Technology have released a set of clinical practice guidelines to address management of a patient’s temperature during open heart surgery







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