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Simple Science @Heart: Yoga improves balance, quality of life for stroke survivors

New research shows that yoga class twice a week can improve stroke survivors’ quality of life and balance.

Balance problems often plague stroke survivors and can lead to greater disability and a higher chance of falls. The researchers found that survivors taking yoga were more independent and less afraid of […]

Simple Science @Heart: ‘Maps’ of kids’ hearts could help correct rapid rhythms

New research could lead to a better “map” for doctors trying to fix a rare, rapid rhythm in children’s hearts.

Doctors usually treat this condition by destroying the abnormal tissue that is disrupting the heart’s electrical rhythm. But finding that tissue can be hard; it’s not in the same spot […]

Simple Science @Heart: Magnetic particles in cells help track heart treatments

Tiny magnetic particles are helping doctors track cells in the body.

With stem cell therapy, doctors can adapt blood cells to fight disease. But it’s hard to tell exactly where cells go and how many go where they are supposed to. Safely tracking them with magnets would help scientists better […]

Simple Science @Heart: Frequent fast-food eaters in Asia more likely to die of heart disease

A lot of hamburgers, pizza, fried chicken and other American-style fast foods dramatically increased the likelihood of death from heart disease among Southeast Asians.

New research among Chinese-Singaporeans found that those who ate fast food twice a week were 56 percent more likely to die of heart disease and also […]

Simple Science @Heart: A couple cups of joe may reduce heart failure risk

If you regularly drink coffee in moderation, you could have a lower risk of heart failure, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation: Heart Failure.

Researchers say drinking two 8-ounce cups a day is linked to an 11 percent lower risk of heart failure. On the […]

Simple Science @Heart: Ozone alert – Polluted air may damage your heart

New research shows ground-level ozone can cause health problems linked to heart disease.

Ground-level ozone is formed when pollution from cars, industrial plants and consumer products react in sunlight.

People in the study were exposed to this pollution for two hours, resulting inflamed blood vessels, a potential lower ability to dissolve […]

Simple Science @Heart: Vitamin D-rich foods may lower stroke risk in Japanese-Americans

More milk, salmon, egg yolks and other foods rich in vitamin D could lower your chances of having a stroke.

According to a recent study, Japanese-American men who consumed such foods were less likely to suffer from stroke later in life. In fact, those who did not report eating foods […]

Healthy Food When Dining Out: Heart-Check Meal Certification Program

Sometimes after a hard, long day, you just want to pick up dinner on the way home. Or maybe you’re out and about running errands and won’t be home for hours when your stomach starts growling.

Most of us have been there.

We try to eat healthy. But often, the meals […]

Happy Memorial Day!

Today’s message is simple.

Stay safe. Enjoy time with your family and friends. Thank you to those who have given their lives to protect our freedom. You and your family’s sacrifices will never be forgotten.
True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others […]

Simple Science @Heart: Hunter-gatherers in remote lands have heart-healthy lifestyles

In some remote locales, entire cultures of people eat only what they grow or kill. It turns out that these hunter-gathers generally have healthier hearts than people in modernized society, according to two new studies in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension.

One group of researchers studied the Tsimane people […]