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Yo-yo dieting is a no-no for your heart

Yo-yo dieting is a no-no for your heart Weight fluctuations linked to greater heart risks For people with heart disease, constantly losing and gaining weight like a yo-yo is associated with doubling your risks of heart attack, stroke and even death, according to new research. “This study agrees with what we already know about the effects of…
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Ascension Seton doctor receives top cardiology honor

Ascension Seton doctor receives top cardiology honor Ascension Seton Heart Institute’s George P. Rodgers, MD, awarded Distinguished Fellowship Award George P. Rodgers, MD, FACC, has been awarded the 2017 Distinguished Fellowship Award by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) in honor of his contributions to the…
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Fishing for good supplement ideas?

Fishing for good supplement ideas? fish oil soft gels lying on white porcelain plate in the form of fish (yellow background) New American Heart Association study says fish oil helps after heart attack Nearly 19 million adults take omega-3 fish oil supplements as part of their daily regimen, but how many…
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Cardiac arrest, heart attack and failure: What’s the difference?

Cardiac arrest, heart attack and failure: What’s the difference? Ascension Seton cardiologist explains heart conditions in light of George Michael and Carrie Fisher deaths This week the world lost two pop culture icons, George Michael and Carrie Fisher. In light of recent news about these much-loved celebrities, doctors say it’s important to understand various heart condition signs, symptoms and tips for…
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New recommendations released for heart disease preventing statin drugs

New recommendations released for heart disease preventing statin drugs Should you start taking a statin too? New research shows more people than previously thought may benefit from taking statins — even those without heart disease. This week, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force updated its recommendations for these cholesterol-lowering medications. The new guidelines suggest people ages 40-75…
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Beer me: Can booze help heart health?

Beer me: Can booze help heart health? Study shows alcohol may have cholesterol benefits Moderate drinkers could experience some heart health benefits from having a daily brewski. A new American Heart Association study suggests drinking moderate amounts of alcohol may slow the decline of a protector of your heart—good cholesterol, or high-density lipoprotein (HDL).
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Your morning cuppa Joe may boost blood pressure

Your morning cuppa Joe may boost blood pressure Your morning cuppa Joe may boost blood pressure Study shows caffeine linked to increased hypertension People who are caffeine fiends may need to check their pulse on how much coffee they consume. Results from a recent study in the American Journal of Hypertension showed that people who intermittently…
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Thyroid problems linked to sudden cardiac death

Thyroid problems linked to sudden cardiac death New research may help experts identify at-risk patients A new predictor may help save lives from sudden cardiac death, according to a study released from the American Heart Association’s journal, Circulation. Researchers say people with thyroid hormone levels at the higher end of normal range were at…
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