Get Healthy!

Results for search "Heart / Stroke-Related: Misc.".

Health Videos - 14

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.

Starchy Snacks and Fatty Lunches Raise Heart Risks, New Study Finds

Eating snacks high in white potato and other starches greatly increases the risk of death from heart disease and other causes, researchers say

All Kids Should Be Screened For Heart Issues, According to the American Academy of Pediatrics.

The AAP issues new guidelines for preventing sudden cardiac arrest in all children, not just athletes.

Fat Around Your Heart Could Be Especially Deadly

Fat around the heart increases the risk of heart failure, especially in women, according to new study.

A Healthier Heart Might Make You Smarter

People with healthier heart function appear to have better cognitive abilities, according to a new study.

Heart Complications After COVID-19 Are Rare In College Athletes, New Study Finds

Researchers say athletes with asymptomatic or mild cases of COVID-19 may not need heart tests before returning to play

Women With Heart Attack Symptoms Treated Less Urgently Than Men, Study Finds

Women rushed to the ER with chest pain wait longer for treatment and receive fewer basic heart tests, researchers say.

Listening To The Sounds of Nature Has Major Health Benefits, Study Finds.

The sound of birds singing and rain falling can boost your health and lower stress, researchers say.

Heart Health and Brain Power Linked in Preschoolers

4-to-6-year-old children with higher heart-lung fitness perform better on intellectual tests, researchers say

More Young Women Dying of Heart Disease

While death rates for cancer continue to decline among women under 65, death rates from heart disease are on the rise again, researchers say.

Do You Know The 5 Most Common Stroke Symptoms?

Nearly 1 in 3 young adults are unable to identify them, study finds.

What Is A Heart-Healthy Lifestyle?

3 Key Components To Protecting Your Heart.

The Majority Of Americans Want To Eliminate Seasonal Time Changes, According To A New Survey.

Medical experts say having a fixed, year-round time would benefit overall health and safety.

Health News Results - 1114

24 Sep
AHA News: Women May Be More Willing Than Men to Donate Organs

AHA News: Women May Be More Willing Than Men to Donate Organs

Men and women have similar reasons for becoming – or not becoming – an organ donor, according to a new study. Yet women appear more willing to donate their organs to family members or strangers.

The results, published Sept. 24 in the Journal of the American Heart...

23 Sep
AHA News: High School Football Player Tackles Stroke, Heart Condition

AHA News: High School Football Player Tackles Stroke, Heart Condition

On a morning this past February, 16-year-old Carson Cathey got up, went downstairs and scarfed down a donut and glass of milk. His father, Patrick, also was awake, and they had a conversation before Carson decided to return to bed.

About two hours later, Patrick heard a ...

22 Sep
Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer May Have Long-Term Risk for the Heart

Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer May Have Long-Term Risk for the Heart

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 22, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Younger women who undergo radiation for cancer in the left breast have a heightened risk of heart disease years later, a new study finds.

Among women who received radiation therapy for left-sided breast can...

22 Sep
AHA News: Food Insecurity's Long-Term Health Consequences

AHA News: Food Insecurity's Long-Term Health Consequences

For some people, the subject of hunger conjures up tragic images of starving people with swollen bellies in blighted, desolate parts of the world.

In this country, the picture is different. Food insecurity affects millions of people in the United States whose suffering m...

22 Sep
Migraines and More Severe Hot Flashes Could Be Linked

Migraines and More Severe Hot Flashes Could Be Linked

Women with a history of migraine headaches may suffer severe hot flashes during menopause, and this combo may boost their risk for heart disease, researchers say.

Migraine doesn't cause more or worse hot flashes — or vice versa. But both are believed to be related to c...

21 Sep
4 Out of 10 Adults With No Known Heart Disease Have Fatty Hearts: Study

4 Out of 10 Adults With No Known Heart Disease Have Fatty Hearts: Study

TUESDAY, Sept. 21, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Many middle-aged adults with apparently healthy hearts have a "silent" buildup of fatty deposits in their arteries, a large, new study shows.

Researchers found that of more than 25,000 50- to 64-year-olds, ab...

21 Sep
AHA News: A Day Before His Cardiologist Appointment, 41-Year-Old Had a Stroke

AHA News: A Day Before His Cardiologist Appointment, 41-Year-Old Had a Stroke

Patrick Wright was back home after ringing in the new year with family and friends at his grandmother's house.

Around 2:30 a.m., he woke up to go to the bathroom. He noticed he had no feeling in his left hand but figured it was numb because he'd been sleeping on it.

<...

21 Sep
AHA News: A Year of Committed Exercise in Middle Age Reversed Worrisome Heart Stiffness

AHA News: A Year of Committed Exercise in Middle Age Reversed Worrisome Heart Stiffness

A year of exercise training helped to preserve or increase the youthful elasticity of the heart muscle among people showing early signs of heart failure, a small study shows.

The new research, published Sept. 20 in the American Heart Association journal Circulation

20 Sep
AHA News: Clot-Removing Procedure Appears Safe for Pregnant Stroke Patients

AHA News: Clot-Removing Procedure Appears Safe for Pregnant Stroke Patients

Physically removing a blood clot in the brain is a safe and effective treatment for pregnant women having a stroke, a new study suggests.

Stroke during pregnancy remains rare, but the risk increases during pregnancy and for up to 12 weeks after giving birth, or postpartu...

17 Sep
AHA News: Fitness Didn't Keep Him From Heart Problems or COVID-19, But It Did Help Him Recover

AHA News: Fitness Didn't Keep Him From Heart Problems or COVID-19, But It Did Help Him Recover

About a month into the COVID-19 pandemic, LeCount Holmes saw on television that Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan was within a mile of his house for a big announcement.

Because Prince George's County was one of the areas hardest hit by the coronavirus, a former regional hospital...

17 Sep
Drug Might Stop Heart Trouble Linked to Sickle Cell Anemia

Drug Might Stop Heart Trouble Linked to Sickle Cell Anemia

FRIDAY, Sept. 17, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Treating sickle cell anemia with the drug hydroxyurea may also reverse related heart abnormalities, a new study suggests.

Heart issues are common among people with sickle cell disease. Among them are enlargeme...

17 Sep
Common Eye Conditions Tied to Higher Risk for Dementia

Common Eye Conditions Tied to Higher Risk for Dementia

Diseases that can rob you of vision as you age also appear to be tied to an increased risk for dementia, a new study finds.

Specifically, age-related macular degeneration, cataracts and diabetes-related eye disease were linked with a higher likelihood of dementia, resea...

16 Sep
AHA News: Physical Activity Is Helpful After a Stroke, But How Much Is Healthy?

AHA News: Physical Activity Is Helpful After a Stroke, But How Much Is Healthy?

Jeff Vallance jump-started every day with a 4-mile run. It woke him up and kept him feeling fit. As an expert in chronic disease management, he knew the importance of staying active.

He also knew the signs of a stroke. When his right foot started to go numb, scuffing the...

15 Sep
AHA News: For Many Hispanic People, Vaccination Worries Are a Matter of Trust

AHA News: For Many Hispanic People, Vaccination Worries Are a Matter of Trust

From the start, Norma Cavazos was surrounded by friends and family who were vaccine skeptics: "No one was going to take it, including myself. That was something that we were all adamant about."

As a public health worker for the state of Texas, she was aware of the corona...

15 Sep
Stories Get Listeners' Hearts in Sync

Stories Get Listeners' Hearts in Sync

The heart rates of people sync up when listening to a story, a new study finds.

"There's a lot of literature demonstrating that people synchronize their physiology with each other. But the premise is that somehow you're interacting and physically present [in] the same pl...

14 Sep
AHA News: Thanks to CPR and AEDs, Air Travelers Have Higher-Than-Average Survival Rates From Cardiac Arrest

AHA News: Thanks to CPR and AEDs, Air Travelers Have Higher-Than-Average Survival Rates From Cardiac Arrest

It is estimated that thousands of air travelers around the world have a cardiac arrest each year, with nearly a quarter of those occurring on a plane, according to new research that points to the success of CPR and AEDs in keeping survival rates higher than the national averag...

13 Sep
AHA News: Since Her Stroke, Her Southern Drawl Turned Into a Foreign Accent

AHA News: Since Her Stroke, Her Southern Drawl Turned Into a Foreign Accent

Most people Pamela Anderson Bowen meets wonder about her accent. Sometimes they try to guess the origin. Maybe Russia? What about Sweden?

"I'm from here," the North Carolina resident will answer. Then she waits for the inevitable follow-up question about where she grew u...

13 Sep
More Evidence That Stress Gets Blood Pressure Rising

More Evidence That Stress Gets Blood Pressure Rising

MONDAY, Sept. 13, 2021 (HealthDay News) – If you often feel stressed out, your blood pressure may rise over time alongside higher odds for other heart concerns, a new study indicates.

Researchers found adults with normal blood pressure but high levels of stress hormone...

10 Sep
AHA News: 12-Year-Old Calls 911 During Dad's Heart Attack

AHA News: 12-Year-Old Calls 911 During Dad's Heart Attack

On a frigid morning this February, 44-year-old Renick Blosser set out on his typical Saturday routine. He grabbed a cup of coffee and took his dogs for a walk in the snow near his home in suburban Akron, Ohio.

By the time he returned, he knew something was wrong.

S...

09 Sep
Time Is Brain: Mobile Stroke Units Reduce Disability, Study Finds

Time Is Brain: Mobile Stroke Units Reduce Disability, Study Finds

Every second counts after having a stroke, and rapid-response mobile stroke units can start clot-busting drugs quickly, potentially staving off lasting damage, new research finds.

Mobile stroke units are special ambulances equipped with imaging equipment and staffed by e...

09 Sep
AHA News: Just How Healthy Are Pomegranates?

AHA News: Just How Healthy Are Pomegranates?

Pomegranates can be a little intimidating. Cutting one open requires some precision. And are they even worth the work to free all those little ruby red buds inside? Nutritionists think so.

"Pomegranates are high in dietary fiber and antioxidants," said Penny Kris-Etherto...

09 Sep
Mom-to-Be's 'Leaky' Heart Valves May Pose More Danger Than Thought

Mom-to-Be's 'Leaky' Heart Valves May Pose More Danger Than Thought

Leaky heart valves can put pregnant women at serious risk, according to a large study that runs counter to established practice.

The condition used to be considered relatively harmless during pregnancy. But this analysis by Johns Hopkins University researchers of more th...

08 Sep
AHA News: How a Simple Tape Measure May Help Predict Diabetes in Black Adults

AHA News: How a Simple Tape Measure May Help Predict Diabetes in Black Adults

Measuring waist circumference may be an essential way to help predict who will develop diabetes among Black people with normal blood sugar levels, according to a new study. The problem is, researchers say, waist size often is overlooked at health visits.

The study, publi...

08 Sep
AHA News: Neurologist Wakes Up in the Hospital Where She Works -- As a Stroke Survivor

AHA News: Neurologist Wakes Up in the Hospital Where She Works -- As a Stroke Survivor

Dr. Dipika Aggarwal sat in a Kansas City, Kansas, diner on a Tuesday afternoon two years ago sipping coffee and enjoying a mushroom omelet and toast.

Only a month before, the neurologist had returned to work after going through surgery, radiation and chemotherapy for sta...

08 Sep
Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death Rises in People With HIV

Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death Rises in People With HIV

People with HIV have an increased risk of sudden cardiac death, a new study warns, especially if the virus isn't well-controlled.

Sudden cardiac death occurs when the heart unexpectedly stops beating, usually due to an abrupt electrical malfunction.

"People living ...

07 Sep
AHA News: Clues to Brain Health May Lie in the Gut

AHA News: Clues to Brain Health May Lie in the Gut

Food cravings. Everybody gets them.

Smelling brownies in the oven. Hearing a commercial for a salty chip. Seeing a favorite childhood candy bar at the checkout. They all can awaken memories that drive food cravings.

But what if they also come from a sensory system ...

07 Sep
Recent Pot Use Tied to Rise in Heart Attack Risk for Young Adults

Recent Pot Use Tied to Rise in Heart Attack Risk for Young Adults

Marijuana has been linked to a doubling in the risk of a heart attack in younger adults, no matter how they use it, a new study reports.

Eighteen- to 44-year-olds who used pot were twice as likely to have a heart attack compared with non-users, whether they smoked, vaped...

02 Sep
AHA News: As a Teen, She Saw Her Mom Die From the Same Heart Problem She Inherited

AHA News: As a Teen, She Saw Her Mom Die From the Same Heart Problem She Inherited

At 13, Alison Conklin passed out while playing in a basketball tournament. When she collapsed again during a competitive game of floor hockey, her mother took her to see a cardiologist.

An echocardiogram of Alison's heart showed the wall between the two bottom chambers o...

01 Sep
AHA News: Registries of College Athletes With COVID-19 Aim to Learn More About Virus's Long-Term Impact

AHA News: Registries of College Athletes With COVID-19 Aim to Learn More About Virus's Long-Term Impact

Doctors and researchers who helped care for college athletes with COVID-19 and set guidelines for a safe return to play now plan to study the long-term effects of the virus. The work could have a lasting impact beyond the pandemic.

The research stems from trailblazing co...

01 Sep
Cutting Sugar in Packaged Foods Would Keep Millions of Americans From Illness: Report

Cutting Sugar in Packaged Foods Would Keep Millions of Americans From Illness: Report

Sugar is killing Americans in droves, according to researchers who found that reducing the sweetener in packaged foods and beverages could prevent more than 2 million strokes, heart attacks and cardiac arrests.

Less sugary packaged foods and drinks would also curb nearly...

31 Aug
AHA News: New York Woman Who Saved Husband's Life Inspires Others to Learn CPR

AHA News: New York Woman Who Saved Husband's Life Inspires Others to Learn CPR

Lisa Wiles was in the kitchen prepping dinner in April 2020 when she heard her husband, Dan, shout an expletive from the other room.

She figured it was a reaction to the news. Still, she went to check on him.

"His eyes weren't focused on anything, and he was making...

31 Aug
Safeguarding Your Heart During, After Hurricane Ida

Safeguarding Your Heart During, After Hurricane Ida

Along with other dangers, the aftermath of Hurricane Ida could pose significant heart health risks.

Stress and trauma from the storm that slammed into Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and other states could increase heart risk, and the impact may be more significant for h...

31 Aug
'Holiday Heart': When Drinking Triggers Dangerous A-fib

'Holiday Heart': When Drinking Triggers Dangerous A-fib

With Labor Day festivities approaching, you might want to think twice about that cocktail. Or at least you should avoid that second round, especially if you have a history of your heart beating irregularly.

A new study appears to confirm the existence of "holiday heart s...

30 Aug
Cardiac Arrest? Someday, Drones May Come to Save You

Cardiac Arrest? Someday, Drones May Come to Save You

A good Samaritan can save the life of someone in cardiac arrest if a portable defibrillator is nearby. Now, a pilot study suggests a new way to get the devices into bystanders' hands: drones.

The study, done in Sweden, found that drone delivery was a feasible way to get ...

30 Aug
AHA News: How Your Job Can Affect Your Heart Health

AHA News: How Your Job Can Affect Your Heart Health

Is your job good for your health?

From the factory floor to the phone bank, from the boardroom to the emergency room, it's a complicated question to consider as we pursue paychecks and navigate careers.

"Health isn't just what we eat and how physically active we ar...

30 Aug
Greener Neighborhoods Bring Healthier Hearts, Study Shows

Greener Neighborhoods Bring Healthier Hearts, Study Shows

The greener your neighborhood, the lower your risk of heart disease.

That's the takeaway from a new study, which reported that adding to a neighborhood's green space can have a big payoff for public health.

"For the cost of one emergency room visit for a heart atta...

27 Aug
More Evidence Ties Gum Disease With Heart Disease

More Evidence Ties Gum Disease With Heart Disease

New research offers further evidence of a link between gum disease and heart disease.

The ongoing Swedish study previously found that gum disease ("periodontitis") was much more common in first-time heart attack patients than in a group of healthy people.

In this f...

26 Aug
AHA News: He Got Help F.A.S.T. For His Stroke. His Mother Wasn't as Lucky.

AHA News: He Got Help F.A.S.T. For His Stroke. His Mother Wasn't as Lucky.

It was the evening of Jan. 30, 2007, when Mike Maddux got the phone call from his stepfather.

His mother was in the bathroom with the door locked and her husband couldn't get her to come out. Could Mike help?

Mike, who lived nearby, got there within an hour. His mo...

25 Aug
AHA News: Despite Progress, Black Patients Still Less Likely to Get Heart Transplants

AHA News: Despite Progress, Black Patients Still Less Likely to Get Heart Transplants

Black people in need of a new heart are less likely than their white peers to get a transplant, and when they do, they're more likely to die afterward, according to new research.

The study, published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Heart Association, analyzed th...

25 Aug
AHA News: Cardiac Arrest Program May Improve Bystander CPR But Not Survival in Black People

AHA News: Cardiac Arrest Program May Improve Bystander CPR But Not Survival in Black People

A broad education effort about cardiac arrest seemed to improve care and save lives, a study has found. But even as the response to cardiac arrest improved in important ways, survival rates rose only in white people.

"What this makes us want to do is make sure we have ef...

25 Aug
Just Starting Exercise in Your 60s? It'll Still Do a World of Good

Just Starting Exercise in Your 60s? It'll Still Do a World of Good

If you're a 60-something with heart disease, it's not too late to give your ticker the benefits of a regular workout.

Swiss researchers found that survival rates among heart patients who became active later in life were nearly the same as those who'd been exercising for ...

24 Aug
A Little Wine & Certain Foods Could Help Keep Blood Pressure Healthy

A Little Wine & Certain Foods Could Help Keep Blood Pressure Healthy

An apple and a pear a day may help keep blood pressure under control -- a benefit partly explained by gut bacteria, a new study suggests.

Researchers found that adults who regularly ate certain foods -- apples, pears, berries and red wine -- tended to have lower blood pr...

24 Aug
Can You Exercise Your A-fib Away?

Can You Exercise Your A-fib Away?

Millions of Americans live with a common abnormal heart rhythm known as atrial fibrillation (a-fib), but new research suggests that exercise might ease the severity of the condition.

When folks with a-fib participated in a six-month exercise program, they were able to ma...

24 Aug
AHA News: Star Wrestler-Turned-Coach Discovers Serious Heart Problem at 24

AHA News: Star Wrestler-Turned-Coach Discovers Serious Heart Problem at 24

Jade Ahankoob loved wrestling.

As a teenager, she devoted herself to the sport. Her diligence helped her win state championships in high school. She became a two-time All-American in high school, then earned the accolade again as a college freshman.

Her passion, ho...

24 Aug
Heavy Drinking in Youth Could Harm Arteries

Heavy Drinking in Youth Could Harm Arteries

The arteries of young people who drink stiffen sooner in their lives, which could increase their risk for heart disease and stroke later on, a British study reports.

People's arteries naturally become less elastic with age, but certain factors -- including alcohol and to...

23 Aug
AHA News: Native People Find Support, 'Sacred Space' Through This Nonprofit's Work

AHA News: Native People Find Support, 'Sacred Space' Through This Nonprofit's Work

Unemployed because of the COVID-19 pandemic and with no place to live, Jeff Sari found refuge at a community organization in Seattle that offered more than just a bed and hot meals.

Chief Seattle Club, a nonprofit focused on supporting American Indian and Alaska Native p...

20 Aug
AHA News: After Three Strokes, He 'Overheard' the Grim Prognosis and Fought Back

AHA News: After Three Strokes, He 'Overheard' the Grim Prognosis and Fought Back

As Mark Davis slowly woke up, he shuddered over the terrible dream he'd just experienced. In it, he had no feeling in his right side and each breathe was a struggle.

He was relieved to leave it behind as he thought about getting up and going to work.

Except, he cou...

18 Aug
AHA News: New Genetic Tech Can Fight Inherited Heart Disease -- And Families Can, Too

AHA News: New Genetic Tech Can Fight Inherited Heart Disease -- And Families Can, Too

Understanding your risk of heart disease can be as cutting-edge as the latest advances in genetic science -- or as down-to-earth as a conversation with grandma. For inherited heart disease specialists, those factors overlap.

Families can share a risk for several forms of...

17 Aug
AHA News: Son's Scary Heart Defect Led Couple to Help Other Parents

AHA News: Son's Scary Heart Defect Led Couple to Help Other Parents

Linda and Clint Pilkinton had a healthy toddler when Linda got pregnant with their second child. They were eager to give Charlie a baby brother.

The first trimester of her pregnancy proceeded much like it did with Charlie. Then came the standard 16-week ultrasound and an...

17 Aug
Working Night Shifts Could Raise Odds for A-Fib

Working Night Shifts Could Raise Odds for A-Fib

Long stints on the night shift could set you up for the dangerous heart rhythm disorder known as atrial fibrillation (a-fib), new research suggests.

For the study, the researchers analyzed data on more than 283,000 people in the UK Biobank database, and found that those...

Show All Health News Results

Our commitment to patient care and health is priority one here at Happy Druggist-Mechanicsburg.

We believe in the value of providing personalized service and quality products.


Happy Druggist-Mechanicsburg
26 S. Main Street, Mechanicsburg, OH 43044
(937) 834-2270 - (937) 834-3906
visa mastercard amex discover house giftcard