Wednesday 03 Sep 2014

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Exercise may protect older women from irregular heartbeat

Increasing the amount or intensity of physical activity can cut the chances of older women developing a life-threatening irregular heartbeat, according to new research in the Journal of the American Heart Association. Researchers found that post-menopausal women, enrolled in the …

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STORIES FROM THE HEART: 26-year-old rebuilds life, golf game after stroke

The day before Thanksgiving 2009, Drew Sperling woke up looking forward to playing a round of golf with his dad. The words he spoke to a friend that morning

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World walker: Arizona walker has nearly covered the equivalent of a trip around the world

Stanley Bronstein clearly remembers the day when he couldn’t take it anymore. He had battled obesity his entire life, and on that winter day five years ago, at

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Too much TV may mean higher risk of early death

Adults who watch TV three hours or more daily may double their risk of premature death compared to those who watch less, according to a new study. “Television viewing

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Picking up the pace after age 65 helps the heart

Maintaining or boosting physical activity after age 65 can improve the heart’s electrical well-being and lower heart attack risk, according to a new study. People who walked more and

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Prevent another stroke by keeping blood pressure, lifestyle in check

Stroke survivors should control their blood pressure, cholesterol and weight and do moderate physical activity regularly to avoid having another stroke, according to new guidelines from the American

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Sales of red fitness trackers to help fight heart disease in women

Fitbit, Inc., manufacturer of the Fitbit Flex activity and sleep tracking wristband, will donate a portion of sales of its new Red Flex products and red bands to the American

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Improving health can also improve, extend life after a stroke

Seven health factors deemed “the fountain of youth” for preventing heart disease and stroke can also greatly improve and extend the lives of people who have already had

Actor Reno Wilson leading Spinning Nation event

Actor Reno Wilson and wife Coco Fausone-Wilson will lead Spinning Nation, an indoor cycling event scheduled Saturday to benefit the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement. Along with the

National Walking Day set for Wednesday

The American Heart Association wants people to lace up for their heart health and get moving on National Walking Day on Wednesday, April 2. Simply walking has many health benefits,