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Tag Archives: Heart
New Treatment Could Help Fix the Heart’s ‘Forgotten Valve’
Patients with leaking tricuspid valves in a research trial saw improvements with a procedure that does not require a risky open-heart surgery.
How Long Does It Take to Get Fit Again?
We all stray from exercise sometimes. Here’s how your body will bounce back.
Are Saunas Good for You? What to Know About Health Benefits
Sweating in small hot rooms has been a wellness staple for centuries. But don’t believe everything you hear.
CPR and Defibrillators: What You Need to Know
Helping someone in cardiac arrest is not as daunting as it seems.
Inside the Hospital Where Damar Hamlin’s Life Was Saved
The trauma care of the Buffalo Bills player highlighted what is done to overcome cardiac arrest, a leading cause of death in the United States.
10 Nutrition Myths Experts Wish Would Die
We surveyed some of the country’s leading authorities to reveal the truth about fat, dairy, soy and more.
Even a Little Alcohol Can Harm Your Health, Research Shows
Recent research makes it clear that any amount of drinking can be detrimental. Here’s why you may want to cut down on your consumption beyond Dry January.
Damar Hamlin Transferred From Hospital in Cincinnati to Buffalo
The injured Buffalo Bills safety left a hospital in Cincinnati after being treated for a cardiac arrest a week ago, his doctors there said.
Football Is Deadly, but Not for the Reasons You Think
While the risks do not end on the field, the medical care often does.
The Mediterranean Diet Really Is That Good for You. Here’s Why.
It has become the bedrock of virtuous eating. Experts answer common questions about how it leads to better health.
Damar Hamlin’s Neurological Recovery Reaches a ‘Turning Point’
The Buffalo Bills safety was on a good path for neurological recovery but might still face injuries to other organs, including his lungs.
Bills Say Damar Hamlin Is Improving While Still in Critical Condition
Doctors treating Damar Hamlin at a hospital said he was beginning to awaken but still critically ill and on a ventilator.
With Hamlin in Hospital, Buffalo Bills Ready for Next Game
As Damar Hamlin remained in critical condition at a Cincinnati hospital, the Bills had a walk-through practice on Wednesday and announced a move to compensate for his absence on their roster.
What We Do and Don’t Know About Damar Hamlin’s Cardiac Arrest
Cardiac doctors say that blows to the chest causing an erratic heart rhythm are highly unusual, but not unheard-of in sports.
What Is the Right Balance of Strength Training to Cardio?
We spoke to exercise experts to find the ideal regimen.
How Anger Affects the Body
Lost your cool? Your heart, brain and gut are taking notice.
Holiday Drinking Can Hurt Your Heart. Here Are Tips to Stay Healthy.
December is peak time for cardiovascular issues. Here’s how to stay safe.
Bouncing Your Way to Better Health
Trampolines aren’t just for kids. This exercise tool can be a low-impact boon for your cardiovascular fitness, pelvic floor strength and sense of balance
Can You Get a Full-Body Workout in 20 Minutes?
Yes, but you have to pick the right routine.
Do Statins Increase the Risk of Diabetes?
These cholesterol-lowering medications have gotten a bad rap. Here’s why.
Speeding Up Your Daily Walk Could Have Big Benefits
In the largest study to incorporate activity tracker data, picking up the pace paid dividends for long-term health.
A Rural Doctor Gave Her All. Then Her Heart Broke.
Physicians suffer one of the highest burnout rates among professionals. Dr. Kimberly Becher, one of two family practitioners in Clay County, West Virginia, learned the hard way.
Four Fitness Facts to Fuel Your Workout
Things to keep in mind for when you’re low on motivation.
Exercise or Diet Alone Isn’t Enough to Prevent Disease, Study Shows
Sprawling new research showed that healthy eating and regular workouts do not, in isolation, stave off later health issues. They need to be done together.
Why L.G.B.T.Q. Adults Are More Vulnerable to Heart Disease
Experts say that a leading cause of death often goes overlooked.
The Many Uses of CRISPR: Scientists Tell All
What do infectious diseases, T-cells, tomatoes, heart failure, sickle cell anemia and sorghum harvests have in common?
Fetterman Discloses Extent of Heart Issues: ‘I Avoided Going to the Doctor.’
The Democratic candidate for Senate in Pennsylvania did not give a timeline for when he would return to the campaign trail.
After Fetterman’s Stroke, Doctors Look at Senate Campaign Prospects
The medical team for the Democratic nominee in Pennsylvania’s Senate race has not spoken about John Fetterman’s prognosis. But cardiac experts saw clues in campaign statements.
Daily Aspirin Regimen May Cause Bleeding
Millions of Americans take aspirin to prevent a first heart attack or stroke. Now, doctors are advising against it — especially for people over 70.
After a Midrace Heart Attack, Triathlon Champ Is Headed Back to the Start Line
Timothy O’Donnell nearly died from a heart attack at the Miami Challenge last year. Now it’s all about getting back to the Ironman World Championship in October.
Why Heart Disease in Women Is So Often Missed or Dismissed
New research shows that women may not realize their symptoms point to heart trouble, and that medical providers aren’t picking up on it either.
Can Covid Lead to Impotence?
Some studies find higher rates of erectile dysfunction among men recovering from the illness. But other factors related to the pandemic, like heightened anxiety, may also be to blame.
Enough About Climate Change. Air Pollution Is Killing Us Now.
The best reason to stop burning fossil fuels is that air pollution is a threat to our health.
How to Improve Heart Health After Covid
Evidence suggests that Covid survivors have substantially higher chances of developing cardiovascular disease. But experts say there are effective ways to minimize the risk.
Does Moderate Drinking Protect Your Heart? A Genetic Study Offers a New Answer.
By studying the relationship between gene variants and alcohol consumption, scientists found no real cardiac benefit to drinking, even modestly.
When My Heart Broke, My Father Used Google to Save Me
And soon after, I told both of my parents who I really am.
Patient in Groundbreaking Heart Transplant Dies
David Bennett Sr. had received a heart from a genetically modified pig, a procedure that may yet offer hope to millions of Americans needing transplants.
COVID raised heart risks 63% for a year after infection in study of 11M people
A bout of COVID-19 can take a hefty toll on the heart and blood vessels; people who recover from the infection have substantially higher risks of developing any of 20 serious cardiovascular disorders in the year following their recovery. Those disorders include heart failure, stroke, atrial fibrillation and other arrhythmias, myocarditis (inflammation of the heart), and blood clots in the lungs.
Cardiovascular risks increase with the severity of an infection—that is, people who need intensive care for COVID-19 face the highest cardiovascular risks. But, overall, the pandemic virus appears to be indiscriminate, wreaking havoc on cardiovascular systems and increasing risks in all groups of patients, from those with mild disease, to the young, to those without underlying conditions or pre-existing cardiovascular diseases.
That’s all according to an open-access study involving more than 11 million veterans published this week in Nature Medicine by researchers at the VA St. Louis Health Care System and Washington University in St. Louis.
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Was He Really Having a Heart Attack?
The doctor insisted he was — but he felt it couldn’t be true. One of them was right.
Jeremiah Stamler, Who Found Ways to Curb Heart Disease, Dies at 102
He was at the forefront of studies that found links between salt, diet and other risk factors and cardiovascular ailments.
In a First, Man Receives a Heart From a Genetically Altered Pig
The breakthrough may lead one day to new supplies of animal organs for transplant into human patients.
‘People Need to Be Reminded About Flu’
With Covid surging again and vaccine fatigue rising, vaccination rates for influenza are troublingly low, especially among older Americans.
Why Stress May Be Your Heart’s Worst Enemy
Psychological stress activates the fear center in the brain, setting into motion a cascade of reactions that can lead to heart attacks and strokes.
The Health Toll of Poor Sleep
Finding that slumber sweet spot can be helpful for fending off a range of mental and bodily ills.
Your Heart and Diet: A Heart-Healthy Way to Eat
Aim for an overall healthful dietary pattern, the American Heart Association advises, rather than focusing on “good” or “bad” foods.
Coronary Calcium Scan: A Heart Test That Can Help Guide Treatment
Many doctors recommend the heart test to pinpoint which patients would benefit from treatment to reduce their cardiovascular risk.
The Loss of a Child Takes a Physical Toll on the Heart
Grieving parents were at high risk of a heart attack in the days following the death of a child, and an increased risk may persist for years.
What Is HIIT and How Does the Training Benefit Your Health?
What you need to know about high-intensity interval training, or HIIT.
C.D.C. Recommends Covid Vaccine for Younger Children
With the agency director’s sign-off, children ages 5 to 11 could begin to receive the shots this week.