Healthy adults who Exercise

DID YOU KNOW?: Healthy adults who exercise were less likely to die of any cause during 3 decades of follow up. BY THE NUMBERS: The study team came to this conclusion after analyzing data from 116,221 adults from the Nurses’ Health Study and the Health Professionals Follow-up Study, At the start...

Psoriasis and Heart Risk

DID YOU KNOW: Psoriasis, a chronic autoimmune disease affecting the skin and joints, can increase the risk for heart attack and is preventable. WHAT’S HAPPENING: In a study of 500,000 participants, poor lifestyle (overweight or obesity, smoking, lack of exercise, and poor diet) was associated wit...

Diabetes Risk

DID YOU KNOW: Diabetes will develop in one year in one in 20 persons over 65 who have prediabetes (HbA1c 5.7-6.4% or FBS 100-125). WHAT’S HAPPENING: the health records of 2,045,999 adults in the US were reviewed over 4 years ending in 2018 across 10 geographically diverse US health care networks....

Aspirin and Heart Attack

DID YOU KNOW? Aspirin does not prevent a first heart attack. WHY IT MATTERS: chronic aspirin administration can lead to gastro-intestinal bleeding and transfusion is sometimes needed. BOTTOM LINE: a healthy lifestyle works much better. Read these references by copying and placing in your browser:...

Coronary Heart Disease in Women

DID YOU KNOW? Coronary Heart Disease in Women Is Often Missed or Dismissed. WHAT’S HAPPENING: While chest pain or discomfort is the most common sign of a heart attack in both sexes, women who have heart attacks are far less likely than men to have any chest pain at all. WHAT IT IS: Women often […...

Sleep Apnea and Weight Loss

DID YOU KNOW? Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) contributes to the risk of heart attacks. WHAT’S HAPPENING. Weight loss can reduce the need for CPAP therapy. WHAT IT IS: an 8-week interdisciplinary weight loss and lifestyle intervention significantly improved OSA severity. WHY IT MATTERS: At 8 weeks,...

Sleep Deprivation and Weight Gain

DID YOU KNOW? Sleep deprivation can cause weight gain. WHAT’S HAPPENING: The fat accumulates around the abdominal organs (belly fat). WHY IT MATTERS: Belly fat is metabolically active and can signal diabetes, high triglycerides, and turn on inflammatory factors associated with heart attack. BOT...

Ibuprofen and Blood-pressure Medications

WHAT’S HAPPENING: Ibuprofen, a common over-the-counter pain medication sold as Motrin or Advil, can react with blood-pressure medications such as ACE (angiotensin converting enzyme) inhibitors or ARBs (angiotensin receptor blockers). They were associated with a 31-percent increased risk of kidney...

Long Covid

ONE BIG THING: 6.9 percent (22 million) of the U.S. population suffers from Long Covid. WHAT’S HAPPENING: Common symptoms include brain fog (58 percent), post-exertional malaise (72 percent), and fatigue (78 percent). About 50 percent of those surviving hospitalization from Covid-related causes w...