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Diet Soda May Lead To Increased Risk Of Stroke and Dementia

A new study suggests daily diet soda intake could cause significant harm to the brain

It’s no secret that sugar-sweetened sodas and their diet counterparts are not exactly healthy beverages. And now a new study suggests that diet soda may increase the risk of dementia and stroke. The study, published in the American Heart Association’s … Continue reading

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People With Good Heart Health in Middle Age Live Longer

Good cardiovascular health in middle age also equates to fewer years with chronic health issues

People with better heart health in middle age live longer and have fewer instances of all kinds of chronic illness, according to a new study reported by the American Heart Association. The 40-year study is the first to examine the … Continue reading

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Can People Die of a Broken Heart?

Recent media coverage reports this possibility, but what is the science behind it?

On Dec. 27, 2016, actress Carrie Fisher had a cardiac arrest on a flight from London to Los Angeles. The “Star Wars” icon was just 15 minutes away from landing in Los Angeles when the heart attack occurred. She was … Continue reading

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New Device May Help Patients With Heart Failure

Patients involved in a recent study reported fewer symptoms, better quality of life and increased exercise ability

A recent study suggests that a new heart device intended to improve blood flow may be beneficial for people suffering with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). Corvia Medical’s InterAtrial Shunt device is a flower-shaped wire device that creates a … Continue reading

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