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(Baptist Health) – Getting a full night’s sleep doesn’t just feel amazing. It does amazing things for your heart.

In a study published in the journal Circulation, adults who routinely got high-quality sleep had a 42% lower risk of developing heart failure over the next 10 years.

Which sleep patterns made a positive difference? The heart-healthiest sleepers:

  • Got 7 to 8 hours of sleep every night.
  • Were early birds (morning risers).
  • Rarely had insomnia.
  • Didn’t snore.
  • Didn’t experience much daytime
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If You Notice This When You Cough, It May Be a Sign of Heart Failure

You may know that a sudden heart attack can deal major damage to your health, but you might not be aware of the dangers of a slower-developing risk: that of congestive heart failure. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 6.2 million Americans are currently living with the condition, which develops when your heart can’t pump blood efficiently enough to meet your body’s needs.

Though heart failure does not mean that the heart has stopped, it can still be a very serious or even life-threatening disease. That’s why it’s so crucial to recognize the

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Austin Heart & Stroke Walk raises close to $1M for heart health

The Austin Heart and Stroke Walk stepped off in South Austin Saturday morning. 

With COVID-19 protocols in place, the event returned to the Long Center for the Performing Arts, raising close to a million dollars for the American Heart Association. FOX 7 Austin is a proud sponsor of the walk.

Many of those who walked are survivors themselves. Brivey Myles-Anderson had two

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Health Habits Experts Warn You Should Avoid if You’re Over 50

Age brings wisdom, right? By age 50, you know to prioritize your health—to eat right, to avoid heart disease, to get your regular screenings. But certain everyday habits could be damaging your body—and shortening your life—without you even realizing it. These are five health habits experts warn you should avoid if you’re over 50. Read on to find out more—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don’t miss these Sure Signs You May Have Already Had COVID.

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After 50, weight gain can sneak up on you. Both men and women are susceptible; women particularly

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FDA wants to radically reduce salt in nation’s food supply

Health officials are urging food manufacturers and services to take drastic action against America’s insatiable appetite for salt.

The Food and Drug Administration has asked food-producing companies to slash the amount of salt in their products by at least 12%, giving businesses 2½ years to hit the mark, according to a statement made Wednesday.

“What we’d like to see is the food industry gradually lower the sodium content,” Acting FDA Commissioner Dr. Janet Woodcock told NBC News, targeting conventionally purchased foods and groceries — namely, processed and prepackaged foods, such as condiments, snacks and frozen dinners, as well as

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Baptist Health Jacksonville to add heart rhythm specialty team to Heart Hospital

Construction is to begin this month on a $17 million facility at Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville‘s Heart Hospital that will house a team specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of heart rhythm disorders.

Baptist Heart Hospital, Northeast Florida’s only freestanding hospital for heart and vascular care, offers the region’s “most advanced and comprehensive” program in cardiac electrophysiology, or EP, a subspecialty of cardiology that focuses on the heart’s electrical activity, according to the health system.

Baptist Health expansion:$224 million Wolfson Children’s Hospital/Baptist Jacksonville joint project nearing home stretch

THE BUILD-OUT:Baptist Health builds a campus for the

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