American Heart Association: Snow shoveling can lead to heart health hazards | Putnam News

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Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area and Meritus Health Collaborate on “Resilience and Remembrance in a Pandemic” Luminary Display | News

FREDERICK, Md., Nov. 26, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — As part of the annual Antietam Memorial Illumination this year, Meritus Health and the Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area (HCWHA) teamed up to develop a very special luminary display entitled “Resilience and Remembrance in a Pandemic.” The display will be set up on the lawn of the Newcomer House on the Antietam National Battlefield, 18422 Shepherdstown Pike (Rte. 34) Keedysville, MD, on the afternoon of December 4 and the luminaries will burn until the early morning hours of December 5.

“This year, the memorial aspect has taken on

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AHA News: ‘Balance’ Is the Key Word in New Dietary Guidance for Heart Health | Health News

By American Heart Association News, HealthDay Reporter


TUESDAY, Nov. 2, 2021 (American Heart Association News) — The latest word on heart-healthy eating is “balance.” A new report encourages people to think of broad eating habits instead of narrowly focusing on single foods. Rather than one-size-fits-all rules, it leaves room for personal preferences.

“The emphasis is on dietary patterns, not specific foods or nutrients,” said Alice H. Lichtenstein, who led the writing committee for the American Heart Association scientific statement. “And it’s not just about what people shouldn’t be eating. The focus is really on what people should be eating,

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Experimental artificial heart implanted into Indiana man at U of L Health-Jewish Hospital | News

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — U of L Health – Jewish Hospital is the second facility in the U.S. to implant a new experimental artificial heart.

The Aeson total artificial heart was implanted into a middle-aged man from southern Indiana last Friday.  The man’s name was not released. It took seven-and-a-half hours to do the surgery on the patient, who had severe biventricular heart failure. U of L Health said in a release that he is doing well in the cardiac surgery ICU.

The device made by CARMAT in France is designed to help people with end-stage heart failure have more

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Eating Less Meat Means a Healthier Heart | Health News

By Robert Preidt, HealthDay Reporter


WEDNESDAY, Aug. 4, 2021 (HealthDay News) — For people at any age, eating a healthy, plant-based diet is tied to a lower risk of heart attack and heart disease, two new studies show.

Both studies were published Aug. 4 in the Journal of the American Heart Association, and support the heart association’s dietary guidelines.

“A nutritionally rich, plant-centered diet is beneficial for cardiovascular health. A plant-centered diet is not necessarily vegetarian,” said Yuni Choi, co-author of one of the studies. Choi is a postdoctoral researcher in the University of Minnesota School of Public

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Health Experts Say India Missed Early Alarm, Let Deadly Coronavirus Variant Spread | World News

By Devjyot Ghoshal and Zeba Siddiqui

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – A veteran public health expert warned top Indian officials in early March that a new variant of the coronavirus was spreading quickly in a rural district in the heart of the country and that the outbreak required urgent attention.

Federal health authorities failed to respond adequately to that warning, Dr Subhash Salunke, who has 30 years of experience in public health in India, Indonesia and the United States, told Reuters.

The variant, now known as B.1.617, triggered a catastrophic wave of coronavirus cases in India and has since spread to

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