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Saturday, October 21, 2017
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Just Heartbreaking

The BBC, citing a study in JAMA’s Internal Medicine, speculates on whether one can die of a broken heart. “The study found that, while it happened rarely, the number of people who had a heart attack or a stroke in the month after a loved-one died was double that of a matched control group who […]

August 19, 2014
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Potential For Heart Attack, Stroke Risk Seen With Marijuana Use

By Melissa Healy, Los Angeles Times Over a five-year period, a government-mandated tracking system in France showed that physicians in that country treated 1,979 patients for serious health problems associated with the use of marijuana, and nearly 2 percent of those encounters were with patients suffering from cardiovascular problems, including heart attack, cardiac arrhythmia and stroke, […]

April 24, 2014

2,000 Extra Steps A Day Cuts Cardiovascular Risk By Eight Percent

Paris (AFP) – People with a glucose-tolerance problem — a driver of diabetes and cardiovascular disease — can cut the risk of heart attack or stroke by simply walking an additional 2,000 steps per day, a study said on Friday. The experiment gathered more than 9,300 adults in 40 countries with so-called impaired glucose tolerance […]

January 8, 2014