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Women Heart Boise provides education and peer-to-peer support for women living with heart disease. To learn more, go to: www.womenheart.org WomenHeart's mission is to improve the health and quality of life of women living with or at risk of heart disease, and to advocate for their benefit.

Support for a woman with heart disease is crucial to her recovery. WomenHeart has found that though its peer-led support networks, women are able to make conscious and well formed decisions about their health as well as facilitate their healing through connection to other women with heart disease. OUR VALUES
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Drinking sufficient water could prevent heart failure 09/02/2021

Drinking sufficient water could prevent heart failure

Drinking sufficient water could prevent heart failure Staying well-hydrated throughout life could reduce the risk of developing heart failure, according to new research.

How can I avoid heart disease or stroke? 09/02/2021

How can I avoid heart disease or stroke?

How can I avoid heart disease or stroke? As much as 90% of the risk of a heart attack, stroke, or peripheral arterial disease (PAD) can be explained by smoking, poor eating habits, lack of physical activity, abdominal obesity, high blood pressure, raised blood lipid levels, diabetes, psychosocial factors, or alcohol. These guidelines focus...

Eating walnuts daily lowered 'bad' cholesterol and may reduce cardiovascular disease risk 09/02/2021

Eating walnuts daily lowered 'bad' cholesterol and may reduce cardiovascular disease risk

Eating walnuts daily lowered 'bad' cholesterol and may reduce cardiovascular disease risk Healthy older adults who ate a handful of walnuts (about ½ cup) a day for two years modestly lowered their level of low-density lipoprotein or LDL cholesterol levels. Consuming walnuts daily also reduced the number of LDL particles, a predictor of cardiovascular disease risk. The study explored the...

People who eat a healthy diet including whole fruits may be less likely to develop diabetes: Research links fruit but not fruit juice to lower type 2 diabetes risk 07/03/2021

People who eat a healthy diet including whole fruits may be less likely to develop diabetes: Research links fruit but not fruit juice to lower type 2 diabetes risk

People who eat a healthy diet including whole fruits may be less likely to develop diabetes: Research links fruit but not fruit juice to lower type 2 diabetes risk A new study finds people who consume two servings of fruit per day have 36% lower odds of developing type 2 diabetes than those who consume less than half a serving.

5-minute breathing workout lowers blood pressure as much as exercise, drugs: 'Strength training for breathing muscles' holds promise for host of health benefits 07/03/2021

5-minute breathing workout lowers blood pressure as much as exercise, drugs: 'Strength training for breathing muscles' holds promise for host of health benefits

5-minute breathing workout lowers blood pressure as much as exercise, drugs: 'Strength training for breathing muscles' holds promise for host of health benefits A new study shows that a breathing exercise known as Inspiratory Muscle Strength Training can reduce blood pressure in weeks, with benefits on par with daily exercise or medication.

High physical activity levels may counter serious health harms of poor sleep: Those with poorest sleep and doing least exercise most at risk of death and ill health 07/03/2021

High physical activity levels may counter serious health harms of poor sleep: Those with poorest sleep and doing least exercise most at risk of death and ill health

High physical activity levels may counter serious health harms of poor sleep: Those with poorest sleep and doing least exercise most at risk of death and ill health Physical activity levels at or above the weekly recommended amounts may counter the serious health harms associated with poor sleep quality, suggests a large long term study.

One cup of leafy green vegetables a day lowers risk of heart disease 05/15/2021

One cup of leafy green vegetables a day lowers risk of heart disease

One cup of leafy green vegetables a day lowers risk of heart disease New research has found that by eating just one cup of nitrate-rich vegetables each day people can significantly reduce their risk of heart disease.

Mental health may play big role in recovery after a heart attack: Psychological distress found to double the risk of subsequent cardiac events in younger adults 05/15/2021

Mental health may play big role in recovery after a heart attack: Psychological distress found to double the risk of subsequent cardiac events in younger adults

Mental health may play big role in recovery after a heart attack: Psychological distress found to double the risk of subsequent cardiac events in younger adults Young and middle-aged adults who reported severe psychological distress -- such as depression or anxiety -- after suffering a heart attack were more than twice as likely to suffer a second cardiac event within five years compared with those experiencing only mild distress, according to a new study.

Have high blood pressure? You may want to check your meds: Many people with high blood pressure are taking another medication that could raise it 05/15/2021

Have high blood pressure? You may want to check your meds: Many people with high blood pressure are taking another medication that could raise it

Have high blood pressure? You may want to check your meds: Many people with high blood pressure are taking another medication that could raise it Nearly 1 in 5 adults with high blood pressure, a leading risk factor for heart disease and stroke, also take a medicine that could be elevating their blood pressure, according to new research. The results underscore the need for patients to routinely review all of the medications they take with thei...

Men with chest pain receive faster, more medical attention than women: Women with possible heart attack wait longer and undergo less testing, study finds 05/15/2021

Men with chest pain receive faster, more medical attention than women: Women with possible heart attack wait longer and undergo less testing, study finds

Men with chest pain receive faster, more medical attention than women: Women with possible heart attack wait longer and undergo less testing, study finds Among younger adults visiting the emergency department for chest pain, women may be getting the short end of the stick. Compared with men of similar age, women were triaged less urgently, waited longer to be seen, and were less likely to undergo basic tests or be hospitalized or admitted for observa...

Thin and brittle bones strongly linked to women's heart disease risk: Thinning lower spine, top of thigh bone and hip predictive of raised heart attack/stroke risk 05/15/2021

Thin and brittle bones strongly linked to women's heart disease risk: Thinning lower spine, top of thigh bone and hip predictive of raised heart attack/stroke risk

Thin and brittle bones strongly linked to women's heart disease risk: Thinning lower spine, top of thigh bone and hip predictive of raised heart attack/stroke risk Thin and brittle bones are strongly linked to women's heart disease risk, with thinning of the lower (lumbar) spine, top of the thigh bone (femoral neck), and hip especially predictive of a heightened heart attack and stroke risk.

Alcohol in moderation may help the heart by calming stress signals in the brain 05/15/2021

Alcohol in moderation may help the heart by calming stress signals in the brain

Alcohol in moderation may help the heart by calming stress signals in the brain Moderate alcohol intake -- defined as no more than one alcoholic drink for women and two for men per day -- has been associated with a lower risk of dying from cardiovascular disease when compared with individuals who abstain from drinking or partake in excessive drinking, according to a new study.

More belly weight increases danger of heart disease even if BMI does not indicate obesity 04/28/2021

More belly weight increases danger of heart disease even if BMI does not indicate obesity

More belly weight increases danger of heart disease even if BMI does not indicate obesity Research on how obesity impacts the diagnosis, management and outcomes of heart and blood vessel disease, heart failure and arrhythmias is summarized in a new statement. Waist circumference, an indicator of abdominal obesity, should be regularly measured as it is a potential warning sign of increase...

Exercise, healthy diet in midlife may prevent serious health conditions in senior years 04/05/2021

Exercise, healthy diet in midlife may prevent serious health conditions in senior years

Exercise, healthy diet in midlife may prevent serious health conditions in senior years Regular exercise and a healthy diet for middle-aged adults may be key to achieving optimal cardiometabolic health later in life. Cardiometabolic health risk factors include the metabolic syndrome, a cluster of health conditions such as excess body fat around the waist, high blood pressure, high bloo...

The right '5-a-day' mix is 2 fruit and 3 vegetable servings for longer life 04/05/2021

The right '5-a-day' mix is 2 fruit and 3 vegetable servings for longer life

The right '5-a-day' mix is 2 fruit and 3 vegetable servings for longer life Higher consumption of fruits and vegetables is associated with a lower risk of death in men and women, according to data representing nearly 2 million adults. Five daily servings of fruits and vegetables, eaten as 2 servings of fruit and 3 servings of vegetables, may be the optimal amount and combin...

Study finds two servings of fish per week can help prevent recurrent heart disease 04/05/2021

Study finds two servings of fish per week can help prevent recurrent heart disease

Study finds two servings of fish per week can help prevent recurrent heart disease An analysis of several large studies involving participants from more than 60 countries has found that eating oily fish regularly can help prevent cardiovascular disease (CVD) in high-risk individuals, such as those who already have heart disease or stroke.

sciencedaily.com 10/23/2020

Hearts harvested from pigs may soon help solve chronic shortages of these donor organs

sciencedaily.com An analysis discusses scientific breakthroughs that have overcome obstacles to cardiac xenotransplantation.

sciencedaily.com 10/23/2020

Certain pre-existing conditions may double, triple mortality risk for COVID-19

sciencedaily.com A large, international study of COVID-19 patients confirmed that cardiovascular disease, hypertension, diabetes, congestive heart failure, chronic kidney disease, stroke and cancer can increase a patient's risk of dying from the virus.

sciencedaily.com 09/13/2020

How to treat the most common heart attacks

sciencedaily.com One in five patients die within a year after the most common type of heart attack.

sciencedaily.com 09/13/2020

First treatment identified for fainting

sciencedaily.com Fainting affects one in two people during their lifetime. Those with recurrent episodes are often afraid to socialize or go to work. Today researchers report the first effective therapy.

sciencedaily.com 08/26/2020

Stress and anger may exacerbate heart failure

sciencedaily.com Mental stress and anger may have clinical implications for patients with heart failure, according to a new report.

sciencedaily.com 08/26/2020

In sickness and in health: Cardiovascular disease in couples

sciencedaily.com Researchers show that the wives of men with major cardiovascular disease risk factors, namely hypertension, diabetes, and dyslipidemia, are more prone to suffer from the same disorders.

sciencedaily.com 07/26/2020

Genes and cardiovascular health both affect dementia risk: Individuals with genetic risk factors for dementia can still reduce their risk by improving their cardiovascular health.

sciencedaily.com A new study finds that genes and cardiovascular health can both raise or lower risk of dementia.

sciencedaily.com 07/26/2020

Diets high in protein, particularly plant protein, linked to lower risk of death: Findings support recommendations to increase consumption of plant proteins

sciencedaily.com Diets high in protein, particularly plant protein, are associated with a lower risk of death from any cause, finds an analysis of the latest evidence.

sciencedaily.com 07/26/2020

Regular exercise helps prevent high blood pressure, even in areas of high air pollution

sciencedaily.com Regular physical activity is a healthy way to prevent and reduce high blood pressure, even in places where pollution levels are relatively high. Air pollution increases high blood pressure risk, yet it does not outweigh the benefits of physical activity on high blood pressure prevention. Addressing....

sciencedaily.com 07/03/2020

Depression associated with greater risk of cardiovascular disease: The global study tracked 145,862 middle-aged participants from 21 countries

sciencedaily.com A new study provides further evidence of the link between depressive symptoms and an increased risk of heart disease and early death.

sciencedaily.com 07/03/2020

Critically ill COVID-19 patients are 10 times more likely to develop cardiac arrhythmias: Study suggests cardiac arrests and arrhythmias are likely triggered by systemic illness, not solely due to the viral infection itself

sciencedaily.com Patients with COVID-19 who were admitted to an intensive care unit were 10 times more likely than other hospitalized COVID-19 patients to suffer cardiac arrest or heart rhythm disorders, according to a new study.

sciencedaily.com 07/03/2020

Reducing the damage of a heart attack

sciencedaily.com Cardiology researchers have discovered how a key protein can help the heart regulate oxygen and blood flow and repair damage.

sciencedaily.com 07/03/2020

Excessive sugar intake linked with unhealthy fat deposits

sciencedaily.com Sugar consumption is linked with larger fat deposits around the heart and in the abdomen, which are risky for health.

sciencedaily.com 07/02/2020

Hot flushes and night sweats linked to 70% increase in cardiovascular disease

sciencedaily.com New research has found that women who have hot flushes and night sweats after menopause are 70 per cent more likely to have heart attacks, angina and strokes.

sciencedaily.com 06/18/2020

Depression associated with greater risk of cardiovascular disease: The global study tracked 145,862 middle-aged participants from 21 countries

sciencedaily.com A new study provides further evidence of the link between depressive symptoms and an increased risk of heart disease and early death.

sciencedaily.com 06/18/2020

Following a variety of healthy eating patterns associated with lower heart disease risk

sciencedaily.com Greater adherence to a variety of healthy eating patterns was associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease.

sciencedaily.com 06/05/2020

Trial shows hydroxychloroquine has no benefit over placebo in preventing COVID-19: First randomized clinical trial of hydroxychloroquine to prevent COVID-19 following exposure

sciencedaily.com Today, researchers published the results from the first randomized clinical trial testing hydroxychloroquine for the post-exposure prevention of COVID-19.

sciencedaily.com 06/05/2020

Coronavirus linked to stroke in otherwise healthy young people

sciencedaily.com Preliminary observations suggest a high incidence of COVID-19 in stroke patients, including younger patients who were otherwise healthy.

sciencedaily.com 05/19/2020

Heart attacks, heart failure, stroke: COVID-19's dangerous cardiovascular complications: ER doctors highlight underappreciated risks, potential drug interactions

sciencedaily.com A new guide from emergency medicine doctors details the potentially deadly cardiovascular complications COVID-19 can cause.

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