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Student Loan Debt May Threaten Your Heart Health, New Study Finds

People who carry student loan debt into middle age have more risk factors for heart diseases, researchers say.

HealthDay Now: How Cardiology’s Gender Gap Impacts Female Patients

HealthDay’s Mabel Jong is joined by Dr. Dipti Itchhaporia, president of the American College of Cardiology (ACC), to discuss gender disparity in cardiology and how more female representation could help expand research and awareness of heart disease in women and improve outcomes for female heart patients.

Stroke Rate Rises Among Young Americans, New Study Finds

The U.S. stroke rate among teens and young adults continues to rise, while the stroke rate among people 50 and older drops, researchers say.

Too Much Worrying Hurts Men’s Hearts, New Study Finds.

Men who are anxious and worry a lot face an increased risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes, researchers say.

Having an Unhealthy Heart in Midlife Is a Big Threat to Women’s Brains, Study Finds

Heart disease and cardiac risk factors appear to hurt women’s brains more than men’s, researchers say.

HealthDay Now: The American Heart Association Releases New Dietary Guidelines

In a HealthDay Now interview, Dr. Manesh Patel, chair of the American Heart Association's 2021 Scientific Sessions, shares why the organization decided to shift their dietary guidelines for the first time in more than a decade.

Study Suggests a Perfect Bedtime for your Heart

Going to sleep between 10pm and 11pm may lower your risk of heart disease, researchers say.

Vaping Increases Risk of Early Stroke More Than Traditional Cigarettes, New Study Finds

Adults who use e-cigarettes are 15% more likely to have a stroke at a younger age compared to traditional cigarette smokers, researchers say.

Losing Weight or Gaining Muscle - Which Improves Heart Health More?

Losing weight appears to do more for your heart health than gaining muscle, researchers say.

Vitamin D Not Effective for Treating IBS, Study Finds.

Taking vitamin D supplements does not improve symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome or improve quality of life, researchers say.

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06 Jul
AHA News: Family's Hereditary Heart Condition Discovered After Her Father and Two Sisters Died Young

AHA News: Family's Hereditary Heart Condition Discovered After Her Father and Two Sisters Died Young

DeAnn Bartram was 16 when her father felt like he had a virus he couldn't shake.

Doctors said he had cardiomyopathy, a condition where the heart muscle can thicken, interfering with normal blood flow. Make a will, they said. Then they recommended he get a heart transplan...

05 Jul
AHA News: Fuzzy and Full of Nutrients, Peaches Are a Summertime Staple

AHA News: Fuzzy and Full of Nutrients, Peaches Are a Summertime Staple

Typically in season from July to September, peaches are a staple of summertime salads, meals and desserts. They're also a popular choice for nutritionists, who say their sweet taste makes it easier for people to add them to their diet.

"They're in season for a fairly sho...

30 Jun
Cancer Survivors Face Higher Heart Risks Later

Cancer Survivors Face Higher Heart Risks Later

If you survive cancer, you're more apt to have heart trouble later on, a new study shows.

Researchers found that compared to others, cancer survivors had a 42% greater risk of heart dis...

30 Jun
AHA News: 8 Days After Giving Birth, 29-Year-Old Had a Stroke

AHA News: 8 Days After Giving Birth, 29-Year-Old Had a Stroke

Noelia Gutierrez appreciated her mother traveling from New York to Florida to help with the arrival of her third child. One day, Gutierrez decided to have a fun lunch: She would introduce her mom to sushi. And her brother, a flight attendant who was on the road, would witness ...

29 Jun
AHA News: Sleep Joins Revamped List of Heart Health Essentials

AHA News: Sleep Joins Revamped List of Heart Health Essentials

Proper sleep is essential, and a widely used scoring system for heart and brain health is being redefined to reflect that.

Since 2010, the American Heart Association has said seven modifiable components -- maintaining a healthy weight, not smoking, being physically activ...

29 Jun
Even When Stroke Centers Are Near, Black Americans Often Lack Access

Even When Stroke Centers Are Near, Black Americans Often Lack Access

Even though Black people may be more likely to live near a hospital with a certified stroke center, those who need...

28 Jun
AHA News: 38-Year-Old Learns the Surprising Reason She Had a Heart Attack

AHA News: 38-Year-Old Learns the Surprising Reason She Had a Heart Attack

As she finished mowing the lawn of her home in Girard, Ohio, Amy Kren had a somewhat familiar feeling.

The shortness of breath and tightness in her chest seemed like another asthma attack. She went into the garage and put a hand on a lawn chair to steady herself and plac...

28 Jun
AHA News: 9 Ways to Protect Your Heart and Brain From the Summer Heat

AHA News: 9 Ways to Protect Your Heart and Brain From the Summer Heat

Your favorite summertime playlist probably has more songs about surfing than about potential health risks. But with much of the nation having already sweated out a historic heat wave in June, health experts would like to add a note of caution to the mix.

Hot weather is l...

27 Jun
Just 1 in 4 Patients Get Rehab After Heart Attack, Cardiac Surgery

Just 1 in 4 Patients Get Rehab After Heart Attack, Cardiac Surgery

Medically supervised exercise programs can do heart patients a lot of good, but few people of color take part in them -- regardless of income, new research finds.

The study, of more than 100,000 U.S. patients, found that while all were eligible for

27 Jun
AHA News: 5 Steps for a Heart-Healthy Grilling Season

AHA News: 5 Steps for a Heart-Healthy Grilling Season

The smells of summer have returned: sunscreen, freshly cut grass and burgers sizzling on the grill.

For many families, backyard barbecues are a staple of summer dining. But often the foods people associate with summer grilling -- including ribs, sausages, hot dogs and ha...

22 Jun
Inhaled Pollutants Go Directly From Lungs to Brain: Study

Inhaled Pollutants Go Directly From Lungs to Brain: Study

Breathing in air pollution can lead to toxic particles entering the brain -- and not just through the nose. New research suggests they have a direct pathway through the bloodstream, potenti...

22 Jun
New Guidelines Have Some Stroke Patients Dropping Aspirin. That Could Be Dangerous

New Guidelines Have Some Stroke Patients Dropping Aspirin. That Could Be Dangerous

After decades where millions of Americans who were at risk for cardiovascular trouble were told a daily low-dose aspirin would guard against strokes and heart attacks, new guidelines issued this spring recommend that the strategy is not worth the bleeding risks in those over 6...

21 Jun
Vitamins, Supplements Useless for Most People: Expert Panel

Vitamins, Supplements Useless for Most People: Expert Panel

Millions of people pop vitamins and supplements every day in hopes of staving off heart disease and cancer, but a new report finds the evidence to support that strategy is largely lacking.

While there is some research showing that a

17 Jun
AHA News: Kitchen Magnet With List of Heart Attack Symptoms Convinced Him to Go to the Hospital

AHA News: Kitchen Magnet With List of Heart Attack Symptoms Convinced Him to Go to the Hospital

Danny Saxon was finishing a job repairing and cleaning a pool this past February when he started feeling like he had bad indigestion.

He popped a couple antacid pills and chugged a few bottles of water. He tried to make himself burp, hoping that would alleviate the press...

17 Jun
How Grief Harms the Body After a Spouse's Death

How Grief Harms the Body After a Spouse's Death

Heartache and heartbreak are apt terms for the intense grief caused by losing a spouse.

A new study says such a loss can lead to major health problems and even death, and the paper may help explain why that happens.

When faced with stressful situations, grieving sp...

15 Jun
AHA News: Can the Groan-Up Humor of 'Dad Jokes' Possibly Be Good for Health?

AHA News: Can the Groan-Up Humor of 'Dad Jokes' Possibly Be Good for Health?

In honor of Father's Day, here's a health quiz:

  • If asked whether you just got a haircut, have you ever said, "No, I got them all cut."
  • If your son said, "I'm hungry!" Would you reply, "Hello, Hungry -- I'm Dad."
  • If your daughter asked you to make her...

14 Jun
AHA News: Why the World of LGBTQ Health Doesn't Fit Under a Single Label

AHA News: Why the World of LGBTQ Health Doesn't Fit Under a Single Label

LGBTQ people may celebrate as one during Pride Month. But when the topic is health, experts say it's crucial to acknowledge differences.

Too often, LGBTQ people are considered one entity, "as if they all have the same issues, all have the same needs," said Dr. Carl Stree...

13 Jun
AHA News: She Thought She Had Bronchitis, But the Problem Was Her Heart

AHA News: She Thought She Had Bronchitis, But the Problem Was Her Heart

Terita Grier has struggled with obesity her whole life. She also has diabetes and high blood pressure, two leading risk factors for heart disease. Her dad died of a massive heart attack a month before she got married in her mid-20s. As she approached 50, Grier had a heart stre...

10 Jun
AHA News: Take These 7 Healthy Habits on Your Summer Road Trip

AHA News: Take These 7 Healthy Habits on Your Summer Road Trip

You've spent the past couple of years staying fit and healthy despite the unusual circumstances of mostly staying home.

Now you're packing the car for a well-deserved summer road trip, fraught with fast food, convenience stores and hours of sitting around with unhealthy ...

09 Jun
AHA News: After Stroke at 32, Young Mom's Small Town Pitched in to Help

AHA News: After Stroke at 32, Young Mom's Small Town Pitched in to Help

Elizabeth Gilberg recently picked up a few new skills.

At 50, she's learned to knit and is relearning how to quilt. She took lessons in cross-country skiing and tried her hand at beekeeping. Bike riding didn't go so well, but she's game to keep trying.

Like many wo...

07 Jun
AHA News: Tiny Sprouts Provide Big Nutrition

AHA News: Tiny Sprouts Provide Big Nutrition

Move over baby carrots and petite peas. Even tinier vegetables are catching on as go-to healthy foods.

Microscale vegetables, a growing food category that includes sprouted seeds, are miniature in size yet big in nutrition. Eating sprouts well before they become full-blo...

06 Jun
AHA News: Grammy Winner, Chart-Topping Producer -- and Kidney Transplant Recipient

AHA News: Grammy Winner, Chart-Topping Producer -- and Kidney Transplant Recipient

Brian Kennedy was living his dream.

A piano prodigy, he moved from his hometown of Kansas City, Missouri, to Los Angeles in 2003, when he was 20. He started out as a musician for hire, playing a handful of instruments and composing on his own. Then, in 2009, "everything ...

03 Jun
AHA News: Research Sheds Light on a Leading Cause of Heart Attacks Related to Pregnancy

AHA News: Research Sheds Light on a Leading Cause of Heart Attacks Related to Pregnancy

A new study of a leading cause of heart attacks in pregnant and postpartum women offers insights on when the problem strikes, how it has been treated and how survivors might weigh the risks of becoming pregnant again.

The condition -- pregnancy-associated spontaneous cor...

03 Jun
Your Height Could Be a Factor in Disease Risk

Your Height Could Be a Factor in Disease Risk

If you're taller than average, your genes may affect your risk for a variety of diseases, a new study suggests.

These include a higher risk for the heart rhythm disorder atrial fibrillation and varicose veins, but a lower risk of coronary heart disease, high blood pressu...

02 Jun
AHA News: Gender Gap in Some Heart Risk Factors Widens Among Young Adults

AHA News: Gender Gap in Some Heart Risk Factors Widens Among Young Adults

Gender gaps in blood pressure, physical activity and smoking have widened among young adults in the United States, new research finds, suggesting that prevention approaches should be carefully tailored to help people achieve ideal lifelong cardiovascular health.

Overall ...

02 Jun
AHA News: He Went From Troubleshooting a CPR Training App to Using CPR to Save His 2-Year-Old Son

AHA News: He Went From Troubleshooting a CPR Training App to Using CPR to Save His 2-Year-Old Son

Buckled into the driver's seat, on his way to a Dallas hospital, Tyler Morgan put his phone's video camera into selfie mode and hit record.

Peeking his reddened eyes toward the lens, he started talking.

"So, my, my son almost … just … drowned. Or he did drown. ...

02 Jun
Race Matters in Stroke Survival, Study Finds

Race Matters in Stroke Survival, Study Finds

Racial disparities in health outcomes persist in the United States, with Black and Hispanic Americans more likely to die within a month after a bleeding stroke than white Americans, a new study shows.

"We've known that there are disparities in death from stroke among rac...

25 May
AHA News: Asian and Pacific Islander Adults Less Likely to Get Mental Health Services Despite Growing Need

AHA News: Asian and Pacific Islander Adults Less Likely to Get Mental Health Services Despite Growing Need

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, FBI data shows that people of Asian descent increasingly have been targets of racially motivated attacks.

"Hate crimes have spilled over to affect the community in dramatic ways. People feel scapegoated and blamed for the pandemi...

25 May
Limiting TV to Under 1 Hour a Day Could Slash Heart Disease Rates: Study

Limiting TV to Under 1 Hour a Day Could Slash Heart Disease Rates: Study

It's tempting to binge-watch TV shows, and it might be hard to get off the couch after just one or two episodes.

But it could be worth it.

Researchers calculated that if people committed to watching just under an hour of TV a day, 11% of

25 May
Long-Term Heart Inflammation Strikes 1 in 8 Hospitalized COVID Patients

Long-Term Heart Inflammation Strikes 1 in 8 Hospitalized COVID Patients

A year after being hospitalized with COVID-19, more than 12% of patients had been diagnosed with heart inflammation, according to a new study of the long-term effects of the virus.

For the study, researchers in Scotland followed 159 patients hospitalized with

25 May
Prostate Cancer May Raise Risk for Blood Clots

Prostate Cancer May Raise Risk for Blood Clots

Doctors need to be aware that prostate cancer raises a man's risk of serious and potentially deadly blood clots by about 50%, researchers say.

All cancer patients are at increased risk for venous thrombo...

24 May
AHA News: New Study Looks at Heart Defect Risk in Children of People With Heart Defects

AHA News: New Study Looks at Heart Defect Risk in Children of People With Heart Defects

Congenital heart defects may be much more common among children of women with heart defects than of men with heart defects, according to new research.

Smaller studies had already reported a higher offspring risk for mothers with congenital heart defects, or CHDs. But res...

24 May
AHA News: Family's Heart Disease History Inspired Her Fitness -- and Got Her to the Base of Mount Everest

AHA News: Family's Heart Disease History Inspired Her Fitness -- and Got Her to the Base of Mount Everest

Lisa Abbott scrolled through the online auction offerings of the American Alpine Club's fundraiser. As a rock climber, ice climber, scuba diver and marathon runner, she enjoyed daydreaming about the various trips up for grabs.

One offering stood out: a guided two-week tr...

23 May
AHA News: Monitoring Blood Pressure at Home Can Be Tricky. Here's How to Do It Right.

AHA News: Monitoring Blood Pressure at Home Can Be Tricky. Here's How to Do It Right.

Knowing your blood pressure is a basic part of good health. But monitoring it at home can get complicated.

"It sounds easy -- you buy a device, smack the cuff on your upper arm and push a button, right? It's not so easy," said Dr. Daichi Shimbo, co-director of the Columb...

23 May
Gout Medicine May Also Help Fight Heart Failure

Gout Medicine May Also Help Fight Heart Failure

The anti-inflammatory benefits of a common gout medicine may help save the lives of heart failure patients, researchers say.

The medication, colchicine, could...

20 May
AHA News: She Was a Prime Candidate for a Heart Attack, If Only She'd Realized It

AHA News: She Was a Prime Candidate for a Heart Attack, If Only She'd Realized It

Just a few days after Dottie Lewis and her husband, Wayne, returned from vacation to their home in Plymouth, Massachusetts, she started feeling poorly.

This was 2019, a year before COVID-19 shut down travel and before face masks on planes. Dottie often caught a bug while...

20 May
Risk Factors for Dementia May Change With Age

Risk Factors for Dementia May Change With Age

Dementia risk factors appear to shift with age, and experts say knowing that could help people make lifestyle changes to reduce their chances of developing the disease.

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18 May
AHA News: Rate of High Blood Pressure Disorders in Pregnancy Doubled in 12 Years

AHA News: Rate of High Blood Pressure Disorders in Pregnancy Doubled in 12 Years

The rate of pregnancy-related high blood pressure disorders doubled in the U.S. between 2007 and 2019, according to new research that finds 1 in 5 births now results in such a disorder, a preterm delivery or a baby with low birth weight.

The study, published Wednesday in...

18 May
Asthma, Allergies Raise Heart Risks, Too

Asthma, Allergies Raise Heart Risks, Too

If you have asthma or allergies, you may be more likely to develop heart disease, and some medications may increase or lower that risk, a new review of clinical trials and lab research shows.

"Many people think of asthma as a disease of the lungs, but there's an importan...

17 May
AHA News: At 23 Days Old, He Had Open-Heart Surgery

AHA News: At 23 Days Old, He Had Open-Heart Surgery

Six months after Rachel and Levi Strauss married on the coldest Valentine's Day in Detroit history, they learned they were going to have a baby.

At their home in Houston, Levi helped satisfy Rachel's cravings for milkshakes, chips and queso, and mega-stuffed cookies.

...

16 May
AHA News: Stroke Hospitalizations Rising Among Younger Adults, But Deaths Falling

AHA News: Stroke Hospitalizations Rising Among Younger Adults, But Deaths Falling

Stroke hospitalizations for younger adults -- along with the cardiovascular risk factors associated with them -- have risen since 2007, preliminary new research shows. But the chances of people under age 45 dying from a stroke in the hospital have dropped.

The increase i...

13 May
AHA News: Improved Fitness Gave Man Chance to Walk Daughter Down the Aisle After Heart Attack

AHA News: Improved Fitness Gave Man Chance to Walk Daughter Down the Aisle After Heart Attack

Justin Ballard of Prairie Grove, Arkansas, stared at the photos in disbelief.

"Do I really look that big?" he thought.

The pictures came from a joyous occasion -- Christmas Day 2019, when Kelsey, the oldest of his three children, had gotten engaged.

The coupl...

13 May
AHA News: Black, Hispanic Adults Less Likely to Receive CPR, Especially in Public

AHA News: Black, Hispanic Adults Less Likely to Receive CPR, Especially in Public

Black or Hispanic adults who experience a witnessed cardiac arrest outside the hospital are substantially less likely than their white peers to receive lifesaving care from a bystander, preliminary new research shows.

CPR was least likely for Black and Hispanic adults in...

12 May
AHA News: College Athletes Rarely Develop Heart Problems One Year After Having COVID-19

AHA News: College Athletes Rarely Develop Heart Problems One Year After Having COVID-19

College athletes who contract COVID-19 and return to playing sports have a low risk of developing life-threatening heart problems, according to new research that suggests stringent cardiac testing isn't necessary.

The research, published Thursday in the American Heart As...

10 May
AHA News: Theater Director Has a Stroke the Day After a Crushing Fall

AHA News: Theater Director Has a Stroke the Day After a Crushing Fall

To celebrate her 50th birthday, Victoria Shepherd was pulling out all the stops.

She was in her 30th year as a freelance director in Toronto, so the party would begin at her latest play. Her friends would take in a closing week performance of "The Glass Menagerie" by her...

10 May
Why High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy Bodes Ill for Future Health

Why High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy Bodes Ill for Future Health

High blood pressure complications during pregnancy can be scary, but a new study warns they also significantly raise a woman's risk for heart disease later in life.

"Women with a history of

09 May
AHA News: What Expectant Moms Need to Know About Mental Health During and After Pregnancy

AHA News: What Expectant Moms Need to Know About Mental Health During and After Pregnancy

Having a baby, especially a first child, is loaded with expectations. But in addition to joyfulness, many women may experience something else they may not want to discuss: anxiety and depression.

Though up to half of new mothers experience at least minor depressive sympt...

09 May
Some Health Conditions Greatly Raise Drowning Risks

Some Health Conditions Greatly Raise Drowning Risks

With summer comes warm weather and swimming. But for some people, knowing how to swim may not be enough to ensure their safety.

That's because certain medical conditions bump up the risk for drowning in a big way, according to a new Canadian study.

About one in th...

06 May
AHA News: She's Been a Nurse for 50 Years; the Last 30, She's Also Been a Heart Patient

AHA News: She's Been a Nurse for 50 Years; the Last 30, She's Also Been a Heart Patient

Over five decades in nursing, Marilyn Rantz has done it all. She's gone from working one-on-one with patients and serving as an administrator to spending the last 30 years working as a professor and researcher. She's quite the grant writer, too, having generated more than $100...

04 May
AHA News: The Healing Power of Music for Stroke Survivors

AHA News: The Healing Power of Music for Stroke Survivors

Julie Stillman was 55 years old when a blood vessel in her brain suddenly burst. The hemorrhagic stroke left her unable to compose a simple sentence -- a hard blow for a woman who built a career in book publishing.

It also robbed her of the ability to speak properly. But...

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