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7 Steps to Better Heart Health

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As the focus of health care increasingly shifts from acute, episodic care delivery – a visit to the doctor, clinic or hospital – over to daily wellness management for chronic conditions, patients and family members have become crucial partners in their own health care.Nowhere is this more important for millions of Americans than in the area of heart health.
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Animal study suggests Ritalin won't harm the heart

21 February 2019



Following concerns around children's heart health when taking ADHD drugs, such as Ritalin, a recent animal study suggests that there is likely no risk of heart damage.Ritalin, a widely used stimulant drug to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), likely poses no risk of heart damage in children, new research in monkeys suggests.
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Eating This Food Daily Can Reduce Heart Disease Risk By 20 Percent

This study, conducted by researchers at King’s College London, found eating 200 grams (about one cup) of blueberries every day can reduce one’s risk for cardiovascular disease by 20 percent.Those who ate 200 grams of blueberries daily were also able to reduce their systolic blood pressure, and the positive effects were similar to those seen in people taking blood pressure medications.
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Climate change could raise risk of congenital heart defects

(Reuters Health) - More babies could be born with heart defects in the future as global warming puts pregnant women at greater risk of exposure to dangerously high temperatures, new research suggests.REUTERS/Regis DuvignauThe study is preliminary, and the potential impact of climate change on congenital heart disease is far from clear, the researchers say.
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Children's museum heart display tips grandpa off to potentially life-threatening condition

Boyd Hudson, who was at the Children’s Museum of Alamance County in January, said he was asymptomatic and wasn’t aware of any heart issues before the exhibit’s sensors recorded his pulse and noted an erratic heartbeat.(iStock)A trip to the museum with his grandson may have saved one North Carolina man from tragedy after a display in the “Listen to Your Heart” exhibit tipped him off to a potentially life-threatening health issue.
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