Tag Archives for heart disease

Putting the Pieces Together

The 3 most common chronic conditions to plague seniors in assisted living are Alzheimer’s, high blood pressure and heart disease. While 82% of this highly vulnerable population suffers from at least one of these three, there is growing concern about the common … Continue reading

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Medicare Data Shows 1 in 4 Readmissions Could be Avoided

Hot on the heels of the October 1st assessment of penalties for 2211 hospitals with excessively high readmission rates for patients with heart failure, pneumonia and myocardial infarction, MedPAC released information on Friday that points the finger again at avoidable … Continue reading

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Your “Off Day” May be the Day to Get to the ER

What can you do to detect a heart attack early on and prevent fatal results? Too Many symptoms of a heart attack go unrecognized or are often overlooked by the patient as an ‘off’ day. Innocuous looking symptoms include, indigestion, … Continue reading

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Laughter = Exercise

Bet you didn’t know that! Laughing works up an appetite just like a workout does. Seems there are two hormones that regulate appetite: leptin and ghrelin. Increased ghrelin means increased appetite, and decreased leptin also results in greater appetite. After … Continue reading

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Family Stress and the Heart

I know you don’t need the Danish to confirm what you’ve long suspected: family stress, particularly stress which involves our spouses and children, do directly impact the heart. But a most recent Danish study avers that participants reporting a troubled … Continue reading

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Fat and Heart

by Natalia Freeman Excess weight is bad for your heart. You know that – but do you know why? Fat changes the way your body metabolizes your food. Sugar that might be available as energy is packed away as fat, … Continue reading

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Getting to the Heart of Dementia

~ by Damion Drilla Dementia isn’t all about aging, studies show. Health in mid-life can have a marked effect on cognitive ability later on. A British study of 10,308 people, mostly men, followed the subjects from roughly the ages of … Continue reading

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Life expectancy rises, Alzheimer’s deaths mount

~ By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. life expectancy hit a record high of 78.1 years in 2006 while Alzheimer’s disease crept up a notch to No. 6 on the list of leading causes of death, U.S. health officials … Continue reading

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Hypertension Bad for the Brain?

~ by Cher Giovani The study wasn’t about dementia: it was about blood pressure. A British group researching hypertension in the elderly followed a group of participants aged 80 and over to record the effects of drug therapy treatment for … Continue reading

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Killing Heart Disease

By Lydia Yolen There’s finally good news in the health industry – heart disease and stroke death rates are down down down. Death rates from coronary heart disease are down 30.7% since 1999, and stroke mortality has dropped 29.2%. The … Continue reading

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