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Shocking Number Of Americans Have Diabetes Or Pre-Diabetes

About half of American adults have either diabetes or prediabetes, a new study finds, highlighting the growing burden of chronic disease in the U.S. population. The research, published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association, found that up to 14 percent of adults had type 2 diabetes in 2011-2012, and about 38 percent … Continue reading

Your Heart Is Probably Much Older Than You Are, CDC Warns

You may feel young at heart, but chances are your actual heart is much “older” than your real age, according to new research. In a report published today, officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that 3 out of 4 adults in the United States have a predicted “heart age” older than … Continue reading

STUDY: Half Of All Heart Disease Deaths In The U.S. Could Be Prevented

While progress has been made in reducing the number of heart disease-related deaths in the United States over the past three decades, preventable risk factors continue to account for half of all cardiovascular deaths, according to new research. About 610,000 Americans die of heart disease every year, accounting for one in every four deaths, according … Continue reading

10 Things Every Woman Needs To Know About Heart Disease

Heart disease is the number one killer of women, causing one in three deaths each year — about one woman every minute. But it doesn’t affect all women alike, and the warning signs for women aren’t the same in men. What’s more, most women greatly underestimate their risk of heart disease and may be missing … Continue reading

Why Young Women Should Care About Their Heart Health

Women make up one-quarter of heart attack patients among people who are relatively young, but fare worse afterward than their male counterparts — women have longer hospital stays on average, and they are more likely than men to die in the hospital after a heart attack, according to a new study. The researchers also found … Continue reading

Beyond Birth Control Control: 7 Other No-Cost Preventive Services Brought To You By Obamacare

Birth control has (rightly) gotten a lot of attention lately, but that’s just one of many new preventive health services that health plans now have to cover without any cost-sharing from patients — even if a lot of people don’t know about them. Cost-sharing describes the shared of costs covered by your insurance that you … Continue reading

STUDY: Severe Obesity Shortens Lifespan As Much As Smoking

People who are severely obese may lose as many as 14 years off their life, a new study suggests. Researchers pooled data from 20 previous published studies and found that a body mass index (BMI) greater than 40 — classified as severe obesity — raises the odds of dying early from heart disease, cancer, and … Continue reading

Study Links High Cholesterol To Increased Risk Of Breast Cancer

A new study recently presented at the Frontiers in Cardiovascular Biology meeting in Barcelona, Spain, suggests that women who have high cholesterol may be at higher risk of developing breast cancer. The research team, led by Dr. Rahul Potluri of the Algorithm for Comorbidities, Associations, Length of Stay and Mortality (ACALM) Study Unit at Aston … Continue reading

Picking Up Healthy Habits In Your 30’s And 40’s Can Slash Your Risk Of Disease

The heart is more forgiving than you may think – especially to adults who try to take charge of their health, a new study has found. When adults in their 30s and 40s decide to drop unhealthy habits that are harmful to their heart and embrace healthy lifestyle changes, they can control and potentially even … Continue reading

CDC: Half Of All American Adults Have A Chronic Disease

Half of all adults in the US have at least one chronic condition, such as diabetes, heart disease or obesity, according to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published in The Lancet. The paper – part of a new series in the journal, ‘The Health of Americans’ – says the proportion … Continue reading

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