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When high cholesterol is a family affair

In the United States, 73.5 million adults have high levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL), or "bad" cholesterol. Yet not even half are getting treatment to lower their levels. Patients who experience high cholesterol due to an inherited genetic disorder from one of their...

source: By Dorothy L. Tengler
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The Naperville Fire Department has become the first agency in Illinois to seek resident help in responding to cardiac emergencies through use of the PulsePoint Respond smartphone app. The city is encouraging those who are certified to perform CPR or use an AED to download...

source: Daily Herald

Higher education is associated with a reduced risk of developing heart failure after a heart attack, reports a study in more than 70,000 patients published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. The study investigated the association between educational level...

source: Science Daily

If your summer safety plan consists of stocking bandages, anti-bacterial spray and sunscreen, you might be missing an important lifesaving tool: CPR. If a family member, friend or infant in your care had a cardiac emergency, could you recognize the signs and respond quickly...

source: Hudson Valley News Network

When Mario Oikonomides was 38 years old he had a massive heart attack. About a month later, after he'd recuperated from the emergency, his doctors sent him to a cardiac rehabilitation program, where he learned about the role physical activity can play in reducing cardiac...

source: National Public Radio

Obese children who cut sugar from their diets saw improvements in markers of heart disease after just nine days, a study in Atherosclerosis found. For the study, researchers evaluated 37 children ages 9 to 18 who were obese and at high risk for heart disease and Type 2 diabetes....

source: The New York Times

Mark Poniatowski writes: One of the biggest uncertainties for me after having a cardiac event at age 33 was the thought of getting back to work, and even more daunting was the thought of getting back to traveling for work. I live in Colorado, and my career in technology...

source: American Heart Association

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