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Thursday, February 13, 2020

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Heart, Love and Relationships Wire

News, research, experts, and feature ideas related to Heart Health Month in February, plus love and relationship stories for Valentine's Day


Valentines and Relationships


For Valentine’s Day, Think of Your – and Your Partner’s – Heart Health

CLEVELAND: As Valentine’s Day approaches, a Cleveland Clinic survey finds that two-thirds of Americans (66%) in a committed relationship are concerned with their partner’s heart health. Moreover, 60% of Americans say they are more motivated to li...

– Cleveland Clinic

US News & World Report

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Many Teens are Victims of Digital Dating Abuse; Boys Get the Brunt of It

It’s almost Valentine’s Day, but there is nothing romantic about new research illuminating how teen dating abuse is manifesting online. A study of U.S. middle and high school students showed that 28.1 percent had been the victim of at least one ...

– Florida Atlantic University

Journal of Interpersonal Violence


A Happy Partner Leads to a Healthier Future

Research found that those who are optimistic contribute to the health of their partners, staving off the risk factors leading to Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and cognitive decline as they grow old together.

– Michigan State University

Journal of Personality


Love, Lies and Money: Study Introduces, Defines and Measures Financial Infidelity

New research from the University of Notre Dame introduces the concept of financial infidelity — engaging in any financial behavior likely to be frowned upon by a romantic partner and intentionally failing to disclose that behavior.

– University of Notre Dame

Journal of Consumer Research


Romance, Scent, and Sleep: The Stuff that Dreams Are Made Of

Forget counting sheep. If you really want a good night’s sleep, all you may need is your romantic partner’s favorite T-shirt wrapped around your pillow.

– Association for Psychological Science

Psychological Science


Cedars-Sinai Volunteer Delivers Hugs and Crocheted Hearts

Susan Nicholson is known simply as "the heart lady," and not just on Valentine's Day. Since 2013 she has been making and delivering about 50 hand-crocheted hearts each week to people who need a little "lift" -- especially heart transplant patients. O...

– Cedars-Sinai


‘How I Fell for My Field’

As the adage goes, “Choose a job you love, and you'll never work a day in your life." The CSU is lucky to be replete with faculty and staff across its 23 campuses who've found their true calling. And for those who work with them—whether students ...

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office


Shall I compare thee to a love heart emoji?

It may not be a Shakespearean sonnet, but the language of love in the 21st century is just as affectionate and meaningful as it ever was, according to University of South Australia linguist, Dr David Caldwell.

– University of South Australia


The Four Types of Love: Some Are Healthy, Some Are Not

As Valentine’s Day approaches, think about how you use the word “love” in your life. You love your significant other, your kids, your friends and your siblings in different ways. Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones from University of Utah Health talks abou...

Expert Available

– University of Utah Health


Markup is in the air: How to keep frugal this Valentine’s Day

– Cornell University


5 Habits of Healthy Relationships

– California State University, Fullerton


Heart Health


Earlier detection of women's vascular health issues can affect heart disease risk, Mayo Clinic study advises

Men and women differ in the way their vascular systems age and the rate at which atherosclerosis ― the hardening of artery walls or buildup of arterial blockage ― progresses over time. These sex- and age-related differences have a direct bearing ...

– Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic Proceedings


Pregnant Women with Very High Blood Pressure Face Greater Heart Disease Risk

Women with preeclampsia are four times more likely to suffer a heart attack or cardiovascular death, Rutgers study finds

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Journal of Women’s Health


Heart Disease Risk Grows as Women Move Through Menopause

A marker for heart disease risk considerably worsens as women transition through menopause, according to a new analysis from the largest and longest running study of women’s health in midlife. Black women experience this accelerated decline earlier...

– Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology; U01NR004061, U01AG012505, U01AG012535, U01AG012531, U01AG012539, U01AG012546, U01AG012553, U01AG012554, U01AG012495; HL065581, HL065591...


Drop the steak knife: Red meat linked to higher risk of heart disease

Eating two servings of unprocessed red meat, processed meat or poultry a week has been linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease.

– Cornell University

JAMA Internal Medicine


Shift workers at risk for heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes

Shift workers are at a significantly increased risk for sleep disorders and metabolic syndrome, which increases a person's risk for heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes mellitus. Individuals, employers and physicians can all take steps to mitiga...

– American Osteopathic Association (AOA)

The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association


Link between chronic kidney disease and heart failure is identified in patients

People with chronic kidney disease have a higher risk for heart disease and heart-disease death. Now, for the first time in humans, researchers have identified a pathological change that appears to link kidney disease to progressive heart disease.

– University of Alabama at Birmingham

Circulation; HL094301; TR001417


Changing Your Exercise Routine

Jeremy Robbins, MD, a cardiologist at BIDMC, discusses how altering the intensity of your workout or trying a new activity may benefit your cardiovascular and mental health.

– Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

The Lancet Psychiatry; JAMA Psychiatry


Heart Health Month Special Edition of BIDMC’s Research & Health News Digest

Welcome to the Heart Health Month Special Edition of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center’s (BIDMC) Research & Health News Digest. February is Heart Health Month. This special edition includes consumer-friendly news and research briefs specifically...

– Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center


'Not-so-stressful' stress testing evaluates pediatric congenital heart disease and exercise-related complaints

Exercise capacity can be highly predictive of the risk of complications related to CHD, including developing heart failure.

– Children's of Alabama


How to mend a broken heart? VR helps cardiologist discern patient’s injury, plan repair

Born with complex heart defects, Brevin Cronk, 21, has undergone six open surgeries and several more cardiac procedures. In December, an old repair tore away, creating a blockage and a new septal hole. A UW Medicine cardiologist used virtual reality ...

– UW Medicine


Nurse Invents App for Patients with a Left Ventricular Assist Device

In the early 90s, Dr. Jessie Casida was one of few nurses working on the first patient with a left ventricular assist device. The patient’s self-management responsibility was so complicated that it inspired him to create VADcare App.

– Johns Hopkins School of Nursing


ACSM Tackles Myth on Genetics and Heart Disease as Part of American Heart Month

In honor of American Heart Month, the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) teams up with ACSM Fellow Beth A. Taylor, Ph.D., from the University of Connecticut to tackle a myth on genetic predisposition and heart disease.

– American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)


Ensuring a Heart-Healthy Pregnancy

Loryn Feinberg, MD, Director of Women's Cardiovascular Health at BIDMC, discusses how a highly specialized treatment approach is important for women with underlying cardiovascular issues who want to become pregnant as well as for women who develop ca...

– Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center


Panic Attack vs. Heart Attack: How to Tell the Difference

Patricia Tung, MD, a cardiologist at BIDMC, outlines the key differences between a panic attack and a heart attack.

Expert Available

– Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center


Changes in Muscle Nerve Activity in Type 2 Diabetes May Increase Heart Disease Risk

– American Physiological Society (APS)

American Journal of Physiology - Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology

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