Heart Health

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How many push ups can you do? A new study found men able to complete a certain number of push ups had a much lower incident of future cardiovascular disease outcomes ranging from heart attacks to heart failure. Active, middle-aged men able to complete more than 40 push-ups had a significantly lower risk of cardiovascular […]



Getting enough sleep is key to good health, and studies have shown that insufficient sleep increases the risk of serious problems, including cardiovascular disease. Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital have found one way that sleep protects against the development of hardening of the arteries.


Can Optimism Reduce Your Risk of Heart Disease? Optimism is more than just feeling good, it improves the body’s functioning in many ways, including reducing the risk of developing heart disease. Maintaining positive thoughts and feelings through intervention programs can help patients achieve better overall outcomes when it comes to their cardiovascular health, according to […]




Use of e-cigarettes every day can nearly double the odds of a heart attack, and increase it five-fold for those smoking and using e-cigarettes according to a new analysis of a survey of nearly 70,000 people, led by researchers at UC San Francisco.


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