Tag Archives: Heart Disease

Non-Depressed People Outlive People with Depression

Why do depressed people die earlier?

A 60-year study that ended in 2011 found that men and women with depression lived an average of seven to 18 years less that people who did not have depression. When the study started, it appeared that only men with … Continue reading

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Eating Variety of Nuts Linked to Reduced Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

Peanuts, walnuts and tree nuts appear to be a heart's best friend

Fans of peanuts, walnuts and tree nuts have something to be excited about. People who eat nuts regularly have a lower risk of developing cardiovascular or coronary heart disease than those who don’t, according to a study published recently in … Continue reading

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Scientists Find a Link Between Walking Speed and Heart Disease

Your walking speed could predict whether you're at risk for cardiovascular disease

Are you a speed walker, or do you prefer to move at a more leisurely pace? Your answer could predict whether you’re at risk for developing heart disease later in life. A new study has found a link between average … Continue reading

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How Can Palliative Care Improve Quality of Life?

An interview with palliative care physician Dr. Steven Pantilat, Part Two

Today, SevenPonds speaks with Dr. Steven Pantilat, a San Francisco-based healthcare professional with an expertise in palliative care. Dr. Pantilat teaches at UCSF, and consults with hospitals and other healthcare facilities on the best methods for improving communication about palliative … Continue reading

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A Decrease in Life Expectancy Could Impact Pensions

With more Americans dying young, retirement benefits could change

Despite many medical advances in recent decades, American’s life expectancy is on the decline. Two studies by the National Center for Health Statistics found that more Americans are dying at younger ages (under the age of 65) than in the … Continue reading

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Facing the Final Goodbye

Saying goodbye forever is life's most difficult task

Each month Kathleen Clohessy, R.N., offers a new perspective on living with a terminal illness. Kathleen comes to SevenPonds with 25 years experience as a registered nurse caring for families and children facing life-threatening illness. She began her career in the … Continue reading

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