Heart Health

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Study: Bad Marriage, Broken Heart

Older couples in bad marriages have a higher risk for heart disease than those in good marriages, according to a first-of-its-kind study funded by the National Institute of Aging.

11/19/2014

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Poor People Who Make Inexpensive Food Choices Pay A Price

We all know that many Americans go hungry every day and hunger can lead people to buy more inexpensive foods they know are not good for their health.

08/26/2014

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Preventive Measures Against Heart Disease And Strokes Are Working

A recent study found that major advances over the past decade in the treatment and prevention of heart disease and stroke appear to be paying off.

08/25/2014

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A Little Running Can Make A Big Difference

Most of us were told that you had to run long distances to get that health edge. Not true.

08/05/2014

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Emotions Influence Health

Depression, stress, anxiety, and other emotional states really do affect your cardiovascular health.

07/25/2014

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Mixed Emotions On Testing Teen Hearts

A mother and nurse whose son died of an unknown heart defect, has started a movement offering free electrocardiogram screenings for teenagers. Not everyone is on board.

07/02/2014

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Toxic Relationships Bad For Your Health

It’s not too surprising you should have a correlation between bad relationships and heart problems.

06/12/2014

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More Benefits Of More Walking

Daily long-distance walking results in twice as much weight loss as standard cardiac rehabilitation exercises that involve walking short distances at a brisk pace.

06/09/2014

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Tips For Lowering Lipids

If you want to lower your lipids through the diet the number one thing you can do is reduce your intake of saturated fats or trans fats.

05/28/2014

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Monitor Your Heart Health

The rhythm of the heart or the rate the heart beats can be altered by disease, medication and other issues. Don’t ignore irregularities.

05/26/2014

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Jefferson’s 6th Annual Heart Health Day

Kate Bilo talks with Dr. Paul Mather about Jefferson Hospital’s 6th Annual Heart Health Day.

02/21/2014

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‘Heart Of Style’ Heart Disease Education Bus Set To Roll Into Philadelphia

The bus, which is outfitted with comfortable seats and décor, will have experienced heart health professionals on board to provide blood pressure and Body Mass Index Tests and educate women about heart disease.

01/30/2014

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Seek Doctor’s Attention For Syncope

Syncope is the short term and abrupt loss of consciousness with complete return to normal. It’s not uncommon but could be the sign of a serious health issue.

12/30/2013

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Study: Energy Drinks May Cause Heart To Squeeze Harder

There is a growing concern over the health effects of energy drinks, especially on the heart.

12/13/2013

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Common Irregular Heartbeat Could Cause Stroke

The problem with atrial fibrillation is that an irregular heartbeat can lead to a situation where clots can damage the brain and result in stroke.

12/06/2013

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