Quitting smokeless tobacco after heart attack may extend life expectancy

Main Points: Quitting smokeless tobacco after a heart attack extends life expectancy similar to quitting smoking. Study participants who stopped

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Stroke hospitalizations are up among middle-aged blacks in South Carolina

Main Points: Stroke hospitalizations in South Carolina are increasing among middle-aged blacks. The disparity in South Carolina alone, was associated

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Gender-specific research improves accuracy of heart disease diagnosis in women

Main Points: Women are more likely than men to be diagnosed with dysfunctions of the smaller coronary arteries and the

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Blood pressure control, lifestyle changes key to preventing subsequent strokes

Main Points: Controlling blood pressure, cholesterol and irregular heart rhythms are key to stroke survivors avoiding another stroke. Updated guidelines

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Dispatcher-assisted CPR increases survival among children

  Main Points: Children who suffer cardiac arrest outside the hospital are more likely to survive with good brain function

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New guidelines aim to improve care for babies with heart problems in the womb

Main Points: Heart experts have developed the first scientific statement on detecting, managing and treating heart abnormalities in the womb.

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Heart health as young adult linked to mental function in mid-life

Main Point: Having blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol levels slightly higher than the recommended guidelines in early adulthood is

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Virtual conferencing effective weight management intervention

Main Point: People participating in a virtual evidence-based group weight management intervention lost more weight than those in a control

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Older, active, confident stroke caregivers are happiest

Main Points: Stroke caregivers were happier when they continued to enjoy their own hobbies and interests. Caregivers were less happy

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Combo of overweight, high sodium intake speeds cell aging in teens

Main Points: Overweight or obese teenagers who eat lots of salty foods show signs of faster cell aging. Lowering sodium

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