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Stress Tied to Heart Inflammation
Individuals exposed to a higher number of stressful traumatic events in their lives may be more likely to suffer higher levels of cardiovascular inflammation later in life.
Depression Common Among Stroke Survivors
Feeling a sense of disinterest or hopelessness after a stroke? It may be depression. Stroke or mini stroke survivors are more likely to become depressed as compared to the general population.
Goldilocks Sleep Best for Heart
If you're feeling sleepy or irritable during the day, you may not be getting enough sleep. And not enough sleep could mean you're at higher risk for a range of heart problems.
Snacking on Raisins May Nip Hypertension
Grappling with blood pressure that is slightly elevated? Eating raisins regularly may offer a significant blood pressure benefit, says the first controlled research to study the dried grapes.
Raising Salt Awareness
At least 90 percent of Americans consume more than the daily recommended salt intake, a leading contributor to high blood pressure. Most aren't even checking the sodium content of their favorite foods.
Trans Fat Linked to Irritability
Feeling irritable and aggressive? It might be what you're eating. A new study suggests that eating higher amounts of trans fats may lead to undesirable adverse behaviors.
Depressed Stent Patients At Added Risk
Patients who receive coronary stents to prop open blocked arteries are at an added long-term risk of dying if they suffer from depression.
Weight Loss Program Shows Promise
The obesity epidemic especially afflicts low-income people - who are also less likely to receive good health care. But at least one experimental program offers some positive results.
Good Sleep is Good for the Heart
Treating sleep apnea does more than ensure you get enough good quality sleep. It might also help protect you from getting a heart attack.
Chronic Depression Linked to Cognitive Decline in Heart Patients
Older coronary artery disease patients receiving cardiac catheterization who remain chronically depressed appear to be at a significantly increased risk of suffering from cognitive decline.