Stress in the Brain Today Manifests as Cardiovascular Problems Tomorrow

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Zawn Villines, GoodTherapy.org Correspondent Increased activity in the amygdala—a brain region associated with fear and other emotions—is correlated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, according to a new study scheduled to be presented April 4 at the American College of Cardiology’s 65th Annual Scientific Session in Chicago. Doctors have long believed stress could contribute…

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How Heart Disease Differs in Women

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Gender can play a role in risk factors, symptoms. By Dr. Sanjay Gupta Heart disease does not discriminate. It is the leading cause of death in the United States for men and women, claiming more than 600,000 lives each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But there are gender differences that…

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Meat-Heavy Diets May Raise Older Women’s Heart Risks

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By Dennis Thompson, Jr., HealthDay News Vegetable protein sources appear safer…. Women over 50 who follow a high-protein diet could have a higher risk for heart failure, especially if most of their protein comes from meat, researchers report. The study couldn’t prove cause-and-effect. However, postmenopausal women with the most protein in their diet had a…

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Heart Disease in African-American Women

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Splashing a little bit of water on her face didn’t calm Shermane Winters-Wofford’s first date jitters. And then what she perceived as nervousness escalated into sweating and tightness in her chest. Although she didn’t experience the typical warning signs, Shermane was having a stroke. A stroke? How could it be? After all, she thought of herself…

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Cardiogram Raises $2 Million To Predict Heart Health Issues Using Wearables

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Tech Crunch – by: Lora Kolodny (@lorakolodny) Health tech startup Cardiogram has raised $2 million in a seed round led by the a16z Bio Fund for an app that screens users’ cardio health and gives them help improving or maintaining it. The company started out with an Apple Watch integrated app, initially. But it is ultimately planning to be a “device agnostic”…

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Are We Reaching The End Of The Trend For Longer, Healthier Lives?

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September 23, 20164:57 AM ET Heard on Morning Edition RICHARD HARRIS Twitter American lives have been getting steadily longer, and since the 1960s that trend has been driven mostly by a remarkable reduction in heart disease. But those improvements have slowed dramatically. Scientists are now wondering whether we’re approaching the end of the trend of…

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