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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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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Health Variant: So, the American Heart Association called

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Journalists get a lot of news releases and story pitches every day. But it’s not often the American Heart Association essentially calls and says, “Hey, we’re worried about you, let’s talk.”

So the team at “The Health Variant” podcast arranged a call. The folks at the American Heart Association had been looking at some troubling statistics in the Dakotas, especially North Dakota when it comes to COVID-19 and vaccinations. So they reached out to specifically address their concerns.

In the latest episode of “The Health Variant” podcast, host and NewsMD Health Correspondent Jeremy Fugleberg talks with

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Most Americans believe pandemic remains a major threat to health, economy, poll says: Latest COVID-19 updates

More than a year and a half into the coronavirus outbreak, most Americans believe the coronavirus remains a major threat to public health and the U.S. economy, according to a Pew Research Center report released Wednesday.

Despite widespread vaccination efforts, 54% of U.S. adults say the worst of the outbreak is still to come. The report, based on a survey of 10,348 U.S. adults conducted Aug. 23-29, 2021, found 73% of those ages 18 and older say they’ve received at least one dose of a vaccine for COVID-19. About a quarter of adults say they have not received a vaccine.

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Five things you can do in five minutes that will improve your heart health

Climbing a flight of stairs at home is just as good as a gym class when it comes to warding off a heart attack, scientists have found.

Professor Maureen MacDonald, from McMaster University in Canada and her team of researchers found that walking up 18 steps had the same benefits for the heart as a 45-minute aerobic class. “We’ve shown stair-climbing is a safe, efficient and feasible option for cardiac rehabilitation, which was particularly relevant during the pandemic when many people didn’t have the option to exercise in a gym,” says MacDonald.

A 2019 study from the British Heart Foundation

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