Heart-healthy approaches to eating include the Mediterranean diet, the DASH diet and the Portfolio diet.
Research shows the key to changing your diet is focusing on changing eating habits and food behaviours, one at a time.
Nosebleeds and a runny or stuffy nose are also common during pregnancy.
Fortunately, most of these changes are only temporary.
Rates of cardiac arrest are high. So, why don’t more people know CPR?
Women continue to experience disparities in treatment and prevention of heart disease in comparison with other Canadians.
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Women are often under-diagnosed and under-treated for heart disease and may be unaware of their specific risk factors. Clinical and research practices need to reflect the diversity of women in Canada.
NFL player Damar Hamlin’s injury during a game on Jan. 2 may have been a heart injury called commotio cordis. Researchers are working on ways to prevent this rare but often fatal sports injury.
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Commotio cordis is the result of blunt trauma to the heart, and is one of the leading causes of sudden cardiac death in youth sports. Improvements in protective equipment may help prevent it.
An increase in this particular biometric is a good thing.
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Tiny fluctuations in the time between each beat of your heart can provide clues about how much stress your body is experiencing.
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Wearables and smartwatches can track your pulse – but if you’re using them to scan for irregular heart rhythms, there are some things you should know.
Signs of high blood pressure may be spotted in your eyes long before you’re diagnosed with the condition.
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Don’t skip your next eye exam – it could be important for your overall health.
Cardiac rehab is an outpatient chronic disease management program covering exercise, diet, lifestyle and psychosocial elements in hour-long sessions about twice per week over several months.
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Cardiac rehabilitation is a low-cost approach with proven benefits for heart patients, that drastically lowers future cardiac risks. So why do only 10 to 25 per cent of heart patients access it?
Shane Warne celebrates during a match at the MCG in December 2006.
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Shane Warne’s untimely death from a suspected heart attack has prompted some people to consider their own heart health and what improvements they can make.
It’s a love song cliché and a Hollywood staple, but your heart really might race or skip a beat when you feel love and attraction.
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Heart health is strongly linked to brain health and risk of dementia. That means improving one can protect us from the other.
Myocarditis is an inflammation of the heart muscle most commonly caused by a virus.
Myocarditis following COVID-19 vaccination is rare, and the risk is much smaller than the risks of cardiac injury linked to COVID-19 itself.
COVID can cause heart inflammation, abnormal heart rhythms, blood clots in the legs and lungs, stroke, and heart failure.
Walking is an easy exercise for everyone to do.
But more intense exercises – such as weightlifting – are still important for health and fitness.
Some people turn to a vegan diet in the hopes it will benefit their heart health.
Cutting out dairy, eggs and meat is thought to prevent and reverse heart disease. But as our latest study shows, the evidence doesn’t back this claim up.
Water-based exercises have many benefits.
Our study is the first to directly show that swimming, aqua-aerobics and other water workouts offer as many benefits to cardiovascular health as exercising in a gym.
Patients who were overweight and obese had lower mortality rates following cardiac surgery than those with BMIs in the normal or underweight range.
For patients recovering from heart surgery, being overweight or moderately obese appears to be an advantage over being underweight or even having a normal BMI.
It’s fun, affordable, portable and good for your health.
Jumping rope is short on time, fun, and good for your heart health.
Residents of St. John’s, NL dig out after a major storm in January 2020.
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Shovelling snow is excellent exercise that works the upper and lower body. However, it’s important to remember that digging out from a storm pushes many people to their maximal fitness capacity.