HEALTHBEAT The traumatic side of illness
When I read last week about a new study that found heart attack survivors can be at risk for post-traumatic stress disorder, I confess to a rather cynical reaction: "You mean it took this long to reco... Posted on 6/26/12 at 2:06 PM
BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD NORTH DAKOTA Are you at risk for heart disease?
Julie Fennel didnt think she was at risk for heart disease. But five years ago, she was enjoying a meal with her family at a restaurant in downtown Fargo when she suddenly went into cardiac arrest.
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A certain level of stress is good. The problems begin when we experience prolonged or repeated stress. Chronic stress over time leads to wear-and-tear on the body, and is strongly linked to chronic diseases such as heart disease.
On behalf of the American Heart Association, I would like to extend a huge thank you to the 250-plus participants, sponsors, donors, walkers and volunteers who contributed to the Second Annual Greater Grand Forks Heart Walk.
It’s not a perfect test. Yet, researchers report a key step for the first gene test aimed at reducing unnecessary angiograms — expensive and somewhat risky procedures that hundreds of thousands of Americans have each year to check for clogged arteries.
In a new study, researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health have found that eating processed meat, such as bacon, sausage or processed deli meats, was associated with a 42 percent higher risk of heart disease and a 19 percent higher risk of type 2 diabetes. In contrast, the researchers did not find any higher risk of heart disease or diabetes among individuals eating unprocessed red meat, such as from beef, pork, or lamb. This work is the first systematic review and meta-analysis of the worldwide evidence for how eating unprocessed red meat and processed meat relates to risk of cardiovascular diseases and diabetes.
People with a tendency to experience positive emotions, such as being happy, enthusiastic and contentment, are also less likely to develop heart disease than those who tend not to experience it, suggests a new American study: however the researchers said the findings should be confirmed via clinical trials before making any clinical recommendations.
Special Features Staff Reports
, February 27, 2010
Long a fixture among young people, use of the country's most popular illicit drug is now growing among the AARP set, as the massive generation of baby boomers who came of age in the 1960s and '70s grows older.
The dramatic increase in overweight and obesity in adult Americans over the past 20 years has undermined public health success at reducing risk for heart disease, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2009.
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