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Gender transition drugs could be bad for the heart

Gender transition drugs could be bad for the heart

New research now published in the journal Circulation finds that some people who are gender transitioning may be at a higher risk of experiencing cardiovascular conditions due to the hormone therapy they are receiving. Some drugs required for gender transition may increase cardiovascular risk. Previous studies have revealed that hormone therapy raises cardiovascular risk. For […]

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Diet drinks linked to a higher risk of stroke after the menopause

Diet drinks linked to a higher risk of stroke after the menopause

Fresh research offers further information on the potential for diet drinks — that is, beverages sweetened with artificial sugar substitutes — to harm cardiovascular health. Artificially sweetened soft drinks may raise the risk of heart disease and death in postmenopausal women. A study that followed tens of thousands of postmenopausal women for more than 10 […]

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Everyday ‘Triggers’ May Bring on A-Fib Episodes, Study Finds

Everyday ‘Triggers’ May Bring on A-Fib Episodes, Study Finds

Latest Heart News THURSDAY, Feb. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Many older Americans are diagnosed with the irregular heartbeat known as atrial fibrillation, or “a-fib.” Now, research suggests that everyday foods, drinks or activities might trigger episodes of the stroke-linked condition. The bad news: Triggers include coffee, alcohol and sleepless nights. The good news: These […]

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Could Diet Sodas Raise an Older Woman’s Stroke Risk?

Could Diet Sodas Raise an Older Woman’s Stroke Risk?

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter Latest Heart News THURSDAY, Feb. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Older women, beware: New research warns that drinking a lot of diet sodas or artificially sweetened fruit juices may increase your risk for stroke. In a study that tracked nearly 82,000 postmenopausal women, those who drank two or more diet drinks […]

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Top 12 healthful fruits

Top 12 healthful fruits

Eating more fruit is an excellent way to improve overall health and reduce the risk of disease. Fruits are an excellent source of essential vitamins and minerals, and they are high in fiber. Fruits also provide a wide range of health-boosting antioxidants, including flavonoids. Eating a diet high in fruits and vegetables can reduce a […]

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How to avoid getting sick

How to avoid getting sick

Most people experience colds or the flu from time to time. However, there are some proven ways to reduce the chances of becoming infected. Although most cold and flu infections occur during the fall and winter seasons, the viruses responsible for these illnesses are present year-round. Fighting off a viral infection takes its toll on […]

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Opioids May Signal Poorer Outcomes for Heart Patients: Study

Opioids May Signal Poorer Outcomes for Heart Patients: Study

Latest Heart News MONDAY, Feb. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Heart patients prescribed opioid painkillers when they leave the hospital may be less likely to get follow-up care and slightly more likely to die, a new study finds. It included nearly 2,500 patients discharged from Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn., after treatment for […]

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Health Tip: Caregiving After Stroke

Health Tip: Caregiving After Stroke

(HealthDay News) — Caring for a loved one after a stroke can be difficult, but with the right information and preparation, you can keep your loved one safe, the American Stroke Association says. Latest Heart News The association offers this advice for caregivers: Be aware of the person’s medications and side effects. Determine if the […]

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Food or Heart Meds? Many Americans Must Make a Choice

Food or Heart Meds? Many Americans Must Make a Choice

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Heart News TUESDAY, Feb. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Millions of Americans with heart disease say they face financial strain because of their medical care, with some skipping meds or cutting back on basics like groceries. That’s the finding of a new national study of heart disease and stroke patients […]