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  • Excessive daily TV watching may increase risk of death

    July 25, 2016 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlights: People who watch TV for five or more hours a day appear to be at much greater risk of dying from a blood clot in the lung – a condition known as pulmonary embolism. Simple steps similar to those recommended for travelers on long plane flights, such as flexing leg muscles or standing up and stretching may reduce risk.

  • Moderate physical activity lowers heart disease risk in young women

    July 25, 2016 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlights: Recreational physical activity decreases the risk of coronary heart disease in young women. Activity did not have to be strenuous to be linked with reduced heart disease risk. The benefits of physical activity applied to overweight and obese women as well as those of normal weight.

  • Baseball Hall of Famer comes out swinging against heart disease

    July 22, 2016 Categories: Program News

    DALLAS, July 21, 2016 — Baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew knows he is lucky to be alive. Last fall, a heart attack, cardiac arrest and heart failure left him with a weakened heart and with a machine keeping blood pumping through his body. It also left...

  • Female smokers face greatest risk for brain bleeds

    July 21, 2016 Categories: Heart News, Stroke News

    Study Highlights: Bleeds in the inner lining of the brain are significantly more common among smokers, especially female smokers, than non-smokers. Even light smoking increases the risk, but the greatest risk is among heavy smokers.

  • Fluctuations in “bad” cholesterol may be linked to worse brain health

    July 18, 2016 Categories: Heart News

    Study Highlights: Greater fluctuations in “bad” cholesterol levels may be linked to declining brain health in older adults. The negative effect from fluctuations was found regardless of average bad cholesterol levels or use of cholesterol-lowering drugs.