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The heart-healthy benefits of beer

Beer accounts for 67 percent of the alcohol consumption reported in the United States. It remains the preferred beverage of choice among Americans who drink alcohol — as it has every year since 1992, except for 2005 when wine edged into the top spot. Fortunately,...

source: By Dorothy L. Tengler
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A database analysis of published studies found that adults between 40 and 70 years old had similar survival rates whether they received mechanical or stented bioprosthetic valves for aortic valve replacement. Although mechanical valves...

source: Cardiovascular Business

Talk about a neighborly good deed. When South Carolina resident Bob Pierson suffered sudden cardiac arrest while mowing his lawn last year, neighbors Stacey Eddy and Becky Elmendorf quickly started CPR compressions until emergency responders...

source: The Sun News

Health experts have given us a very clear message about fat in recent years — they warn us that animal fats can build up within our heart vessel walls and lead to plaques that can cause heart attacks, strokes and other heart problems.b But not all fats are equal, and...

source: TIME

Even small reductions in kidney function are associated with heart and blood vessel damage, according to new research in the journal Hypertension. For years, it has been known that people with long-standing kidney disease are at increased risk of heart disease. However,...

source: American Heart Association

Women with heart failure benefit from implantable cardiac defibrillators as much as men, according to new research in the journal Circulation: Heart Failure. Previously, randomized controlled trials showed that patients with heart failure live significantly longer if they...

source: American Heart Association

Mechanical CPR devices the Teaneck Volunteer Ambulance Corps received last year through a federal grant saved two lives this month. The four Lucas CPR machines were purchased with a $61,819 grant from the Department of Homeland Security and were put into use in October...

source: The Record

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