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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘American Heart Association’

Giada De Laurentiis Turns Model for Go Red Event

Food Network all-star and celebrity super chef Giada De Laurentiis stepped out of the kitchen and onto the runway yesterday. The Italian born, Southern California raised De Laurentiis, has never done any professional modelling, but that didn’t stop the brunette beauty from taking center stage during New York Fashion Week at Lincoln Center wearing a gorgeous red gown as part …

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Smoking, Even Moderately, is Associated With Sudden Death in Women, Shows Study

A study published recently in the journal Circulation: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology has shown that even light-to-moderate female smokers were more likely than nonsmokers to sudden cardiac death. Long-term smokers are at even greater risk, though the risks subside over time after quitting. “Cigarette smoking is a known risk factor for sudden cardiac death, but until now, we didn’t know how …

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Smoking Laws Cut Deaths, Hospitalizations Shows Analysis

A new analysis conducted at the University of California San Francisco has shown that laws preventing smoking at work and other public places, such as restaurants and bars, result in fewer hospitalizations for heart attacks, strokes, asthma, and other respiratory conditions. The researchers found that the laws also reduce health care costs and raise quality of life. “The public, health …

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Multivitamins Don’t Reduce Heart Disease Risk, Says Study

A new study has found that daily multivitamin use does not reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease in men. The findings were presented this week at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2012 and published in The Journal of the American Medical Association. A similar study last month did find that multivitamins can reduce the risk of cancer in men …

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Heart Disease Patients With Diabetes Fare Better With Bypass Surgery, Shows Study

A new study today revealed that adult patients with diabetes and multi-vessel coronary heart disease who had cardiac bypass surgery fared better in overall heart-related outcomes than those who had a non-surgical procedure called percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). PCI involves the insertion of drug-eluting stents into the arteries of patients. The study found that those who received coronary artery bypass …

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Dementia Risk Reduced by Physical Activity, Says Study

A new study shows that older people who regularly engage in physical activity reduce their risk of dementia. The study, published this week in the journal Stroke, showed that by regularly exercising, older, non-disabled people can reduce their risk of vascular-related dementia by 40%, and their risk of cognitive impairment of any cause by 60%. These effects were independent of …

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