Heart Health

Metabolic syndrome is on the rise: What it is and why it matters – Harvard Health Blog – Health Education Article

Metabolic syndrome may be the most common and serious condition you’ve never heard of. (At least that’s what I found out when I asked friends and relatives about it.) Worse, a study published recently in JAMA shows that it’s on the rise. Let’s start with the name, according to Merriam-Webster: Metabolic: Relating to the chemical changes in living cells by which energy is provided for vital processes and activities and new material is assimilated Syndrome: A group of signs and…

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HealthPopuli.com – Health Article

The digital health presence at CES 2020 is the fastest-growing segment of consumer technologies at the Show this year, increasing by 25% over 2019. Heart-focused technologies are a big part of that growth story. In fact, in our search for devices and tools underpinned with clinical proof, evidence is growing for consumer-facing technology for heart-health, demonstrated by this year’s CES. Wrist-worn devices, digital therapeutics, patient engagement platforms, pharma and health plans converged at this year’s CES, with the professional association…

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Are polypills and population-based treatment the next big things? – Harvard Health Blog – Health Education Article

Cardiovascular disease (CVD), such as heart attack and stroke, is a leading cause of death and disability in the US. High blood pressure and high cholesterol are major risk factors for CVD, and even though they are quite common and highly treatable, they tend to be undertreated. This is especially true among those who are poor or members of a minority. It’s estimated that thousands of lives could be saved each year if more people with high blood pressure and…

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Dr. Praveen Chandra Talks About Interventional Cardiology – Health Education Article

Interventional Cardiology is an advanced branch of heart care. Patients with heart diseases can avoid surgery and choose this method of treatment. Under this, doctors can treat a heart condition by using a catheter (a thin tube) without doing surgery. If you are scared of huge cuts, stitches and a pool of blood, then interventional cardiology is one option to treat heart diseases. We interacted with Dr. Praveen Chandra, Chairman of Interventional Cardiology and Structural Heart Cardiology at Medanta Hospital Gurgaon. Read…

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HealthPopuli.com – Health Article

Next week, the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) will convene CES, the Consumer Electronics Show, where over 180,000 tech-minded people from around the world will convene to kick the tires on new TVs, games, smart home devices, 5G connections, 3-D printing, drones, and to be sure, digital health innovations. At #CES2020, exhibitors in the health/care ecosystem will go well beyond wearable devices for tracking steps and heart rate. I’ll be meeting with wearable tech innovators along with consumer electronics companies and…

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HealthPopuli.com – Health Article

There’s something like cognitive dissonance as I prepare my 2020 Health Populi TrendCast of what to expect in the health/care ecosystem in the new year. One of my key pillars for health-making is food-as-medicine, and that opportunity in this moment resonates in this holiday season with Dickens’ “Best of Times, Worst of Times” context-setting that kicks off Great Expectations. In the “best of times” part of the food+health equation, we recognize the growing role of grocery stores, food-tech and food manufacturers…

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Essential Tests For Heart Diseases – Health Education Article

The heart is one of the most crucial organs of the human body. A minor issue not only affects your heart but also other organs. This is because the heart is the organ that sends oxygen to all other organs of the body to ensure they function efficiently. Hence, it is important for your heart to be healthy for the overall health of your body. To diagnose your heart’s condition, the best heart hospital in India provides you with a number of…

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HealthPopuli.com – Health Article

The idea of health care consumerism isn’t just an American discussion, Deloitte points out in its 2019 global survey of healthcare consumers report, A consumer-centered future of health. The driving forces shaping health and health care around the world are re-shaping health care financing and delivery around the world, and especially considering the growing role of patients in self-care — in terms of financing, clinical decision making and care-flows. With that said, Americans tend to be more healthcare-engaged than peer patients…

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Give Your Heart a Boost – Is LVAD Right for You? – Health Article

In the US, thousands of people with advanced heart failure are awaiting heart transplants. Others have hearts so weak, they’re not expected to live a year, but they no longer meet the criteria for a transplant. For them, one option is a left ventricular assist device (LVAD), a pump surgically connected to the heart that extends their lives for many years. “This groundbreaking technology has changed the natural history of an illness that would otherwise take the lives of many…

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What You Can Expect from a Nation’s Top Heart Hospital (Infographic) – Health Article

When IBM Watson Health announced its list of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals last fall, Mission Hospital found itself among the nation’s best centers for heart care for the thirteenth time. Who said 13 isn’t a lucky number? Mission Health is proud to celebrate Heart Month this February knowing that our patients and families here in western North Carolina have access to some of the highest quality heart care in the nation. That is why we #KeepTheBeat! What makes a…

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The fitter ticker | Health Beat – Health Article

A few sensible bouts of jogging each week can help build a healthier system, reducing the likelihood of developing heart problems. (For Spectrum Health Beat) Even a slight improvement in your heart and lung fitness could reduce your risk of a heart attack, a new study reveals. Between 2006 and 2008, researchers assessed the cardiorespiratory—heart and lung—fitness of just over 4,500 men and women in Norway. None had heart disease, high blood pressure or cancer and most were considered at…

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Do You Know Your Heart Health Facts? – Health Article

February is American Heart Month Your heart is one of your most important organs. It is constantly moving blood around the body to all the other vital organs to keep you alive. Because of this, it is very important to take care of your heart and body. The percentage of Americans with heart disease is increasing every year. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2016), 630,000 Americans die from heart disease each year- that’s 1 out of…

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Planet-friendly, plant-based home cooking – Harvard Health Blog – Health Article

With all the news about the health and environmental advantages of eating less meat, many people are trying to eat more plant-based meals. But where do you begin? Instead of trying to cook an entire vegetarian meal from scratch, start with one small step and build from there, says Dr. Rani Polak, founding director of the Culinary Healthcare Education Fundamentals (CHEF) coaching program at Harvard’s Institute of Lifestyle Medicine. “For example, buy some canned beans. You can then make a…

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Four Reasons to Take High Blood Pressure Seriously – Health Article

Taken from UNC Health Talk. Nearly half of all Americans have high blood pressure, and many of them don’t even realize it. That’s a problem, says Ben Walker, MD, a cardiologist with North Carolina Heart & Vascular. High blood pressure—called hypertension—is a type of cardiovascular disease, and it can be a warning sign of bigger problems to come. “For a lot of people, it’s the precursor for more serious conditions,” Dr. Walker says. “It’s the ubiquitous disease that makes everything worse.”…

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Michele Pilon: Transylvania Regional Hospital Helps Community Members – Health Article

By Michele Pilon President/Chief Nursing Officer, Transylvania Regional Hospital We associate February with love, and this year I ask you to love yourself by learning about how to take care of your heart. February is National Heart Month which makes it the ideal time to remind everyone that Transylvania Regional Hospital (TRH) is dedicated to educating the community about lowering heart attack risk, maintaining heart health and learning how to identify the signs of a heart attack, which can differ…

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