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Can Treating Gut Bacteria Prevent Heart Disease?

Can Treating Gut Bacteria Prevent Heart Disease? A recent study performed by researchers at the Cleveland Clinic and UCLA has shown that altering the makeup of gut microorganisms may have positive effects on the immune system, metabolism, cognition and even cardiovascular function. The latest research related to this study has shown promising evidence…
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Heart Health Screenings for Former NFL Players

Heart Health Screenings for Former NFL Players When thinking about the health concerns of former NFL players, concussions or other physical injuries are what typically come to mind. Yet, heart health is an important factor to keep an eye on for all athletes as well. To this end, Ascension Seton teamed up with the Living Heart…
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Erectile Dysfunction and Heart Health: Are They Connected?

Erectile Dysfunction and Heart Health: Are They Connected? The human body is an amazing vessel. Our organs and bodily systems work together in incredible ways to allow us to perform activities every day. While all of our systems are constantly working in unison, two areas that aren’t usually connected may be related when assessing your heart disease risk.
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Preventing Heart Disease in Young Adults

Preventing Heart Disease in Young Adults Medical technology and our understanding of health has greatly improved over the last few decades. Despite the improvements, many people are still at risk for heart disease. According to recent research, young adults in particular have shown a slower decline in obesity-related death rates compared to the 65 and…
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How Can CRT Help Your Heart Health?

How Can CRT Help Your Heart Health? Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) is a method of heart disease treatment that helps moderate irregular heartbeats. Our hearts are designed to beat at a certain rhythm for healthy function. Depending on the pace of the irregularity, it is classified as one of several types: Arrhythmia: any irregular heartbeat Tachycardia: a…
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Cholesterol Basics for Heart Health

Cholesterol Basics for Heart Health Cholesterol can be a confusing subject. On one hand, we’re told that we need to lower it in our blood and avoid eating it in foods. However, doctors also talk about wanting to get “good” cholesterol levels higher. Let’s try to clear up some of the confusion. Types of Cholesterol…
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5 Simple Ways to Add Heart-Healthy Exercise to Your Day

5 Simple Ways to Add Heart-Healthy Exercise to Your Day Most of us know that we should probably be exercising more than we are to improve our heart health. However, many people don’t realize that the American Heart Association recommends at least 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity per week. That number can sound high, but rest…
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The Connection between Syncope and Heart Health

The Connection between Syncope and Heart Health Syncope, or unexplained fainting, is a condition that may seem frightening but is relatively harmless by itself. However, the deeper causes of syncope can include serious cardiovascular complications that should be addressed by a qualified health professional. Causes of Syncope One of the primary causes of syncope is…
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