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Routine heart screenings play an important role in detecting cardiovascular conditions early before they become life-threatening, but a new survey by Orlando Health shows most women aren’t clear on the age they should start being tested.

Coffee drinkers tend to live longer than those who abstain from the caffeinated beverage, and new research from Stanford may help explain why and how it reduces chronic inflammation and cardiovascular disease.

The National Commission on Prevention Priorities and HealthPartners released its top 28 evidence-based preventive services list, and the elimination of tobacco use was ranked the best way to avoid getting heart disease, stroke and other diseases. 

A new state law in Michigan is requiring high schools to provide CPR training to students, a move the state hopes will help decrease the number of cardiac arrests.

Researchers at the Universities of Michigan and Texas found that race has an impact on smoking patterns among cigarette-users in the U.S., and who will be more successful in efforts to quit the addictive habit.

 

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Women unclear when to begin routine heart screenings

Routine heart screenings play an important role in detecting cardiovascular conditions early before they become life-threatening, but a new survey by Orlando Health shows most women aren’t clear on the age they should start being tested.

Insecticide, garden chemicals could be major diabetes risk factor

New research suggests that exposure to chemicals in insecticides and garden products could be putting people at higher risk for developing diabetes.

Coffee could reverse chronic inflammation in aging people

Coffee drinkers tend to live longer than those who abstain from the caffeinated beverage, and new research from Stanford may help explain why and how it reduces chronic inflammation and cardiovascular disease.

Best way to avoid heart disease? Don't light up, according to new preventive services list

The National Commission on Prevention Priorities and HealthPartners released its top 28 evidence-based preventive services list, and the elimination of tobacco use was ranked the best way to avoid getting heart disease, stroke and other diseases. 

New Michigan law requires CPR training for high schoolers

A new state law in Michigan is requiring high schools to provide CPR training to students, a move the state hopes will help decrease the number of cardiac arrests.

Smoking bans more significantly affect young men

By implementing smoking bans across the country, the government has significantly reduced the odds that young men will take up smoking—effectively reducing the most preventable cause of premature death in the U.S. 

World Heart Federation launches 'Roadmap' to treat atrial fibrillation around the world

Affecting over 11 million people, non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF) has become the more common form of cardiac arrhythmia. As a way to prevent and improve the care of this disease the World Heart Federation (WHF) has launched an international Roadmap to combat AF.

Blacks, Latinos have easier time quitting cigarettes than whites

Researchers at the Universities of Michigan and Texas found that race has an impact on smoking patterns among cigarette-users in the U.S., and who will be more successful in efforts to quit the addictive habit.

Obesity rates drop in four states, remain high in southern states, for minorities

While obesity remains a primary reason why people develop heart disease and diabetes, new data shows that the trend may be decreasing in some states.

Almonds can help regulate cholesterol, reduce heart disease

For patients with high cholesterol, almonds may be able to help, according to new research.

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