Methods to Encourage Healthier Hearts

Encouraging people to follow a heart-healthy diet continues to be a challenge. Researchers assessed the benefits of 6 months of dietary advice  on 919 healthy, but obese, participants. They were randomized to receive telephone-delivered advice plus a weekly food basket, advice only, food basket only, and diet as usual. After 6 months it was found…

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Rotating Night Shifts Seems to be Hard for the Heart

A long-term study covering 24 years of follow-up using data from the Nurses' Health Studies with almost 190,000 participants reveals those who had a history of working 3 or more night shifts per month for at least 5 years had significantly higher rates of coronary heart disease (CHD) than those who never worked night shift. Nurses…

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Heart Health Mobile

Learn about risk factors for heart disease, calculate your own risk and share that status with your personal physician via a mobile app called Heart Health Mobile. This self-assessment tool is a part of the Million Hearts initiative aimed at preventing 1 million heart attacks and strokes over 5 years. The app provides a quick…

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