Jacksonville study using AI app to help patients with congestive heart failure
Artificial intelligence is used to prevent frequent trips to the emergency room for heart failure, and it’s part of a fairly new study being conducted in Jacksonville to help people who are at risk of dying from the condition.
Ida-linked deaths climb to 6, with hundreds of thousands still without power
More than 985,000 electric customers across Louisiana woke up Wednesday in the dark again, with complete power restoration potentially weeks away. More than 768,000 of those outages were from Entergy, the state’s largest power provider.washingtonpost.com
High schoolers cope in pandemic era
There are many aspects to pay attention to if you’re trying to be more healthy, including your heart. If you’re concerned about heart disease, high blood pressure or your overall heart health, there are certain behaviors and habits you should drop and other ones you should pick up to make sure your heart is performing its best.chicagotribune.com
Column: It’s not too late to decide to stay home for Thanksgiving
It may break your heart, and maybe someone else’s, not to have the Thanksgiving of your plans and dreams. But think of it this way: Sacrifice can be an act of gratitude. Giving up something for the common good is a form of giving thanks.chicagotribune.com
Dad of teen killed in Calumet Township home says son had new job, was getting started in life
“Even when I was hard on him, he always took it to heart and did better,” he said. “The one big fight we had was over his phone and grades. Once I took his phone, he made sure to get his grades back up.”chicagotribune.com
Study: Cardiac patients who are lonely have a higher risk of death
Cardiac patients face a higher risk of death within a year of being discharged from the hospital if they feel lonely, according to a new study published Monday in the journal Heart. They compared it to the national registry a year later to determine what happened to the patients' cardiac health and how many died. "This builds up on evidence that loneliness is a very, very serious risk factor," said Anne Vinggaard Christensen, lead author of the study. Living alone wasn't associated with feeling lonely, the study found it was actually associated with a lower risk of anxiety and depression that than for those who live with other people. Living alone, however, was associated with a higher risk of poor cardiac health among men.cnbc.com
Daytime naps may be linked to healthy heart, researchers say
Pexels.com(CNN) - Some good news for nap fanatics -- a new study has found that a daytime nap taken once or twice a week could lower the risk of heart attacks or strokes. Researchers from the University Hospital of Lausanne, Switzerland studied the association between napping frequency and duration and the risk of fatal and non-fatal cardiovascular disease complications. The observational study, which was published in Heart, the journal of the British Cardiovascular Society, found that no such association emerged for greater frequency or duration of naps. While some studies have been done on the impact of napping on heart health, many published studies fail to consider napping frequency or duration, the researchers said. It's often difficult to untangle what is cause and effect, especially when some serious conditions, such as coronary heart disease, can be largely symptom-free for decades prior to a critical complication such as a heart attack," he told the Science Media Centre (SMC) in London.
Over 1,000 get free health screenings at Take it to Heart event
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Nearly 1,300 people were screened Wednesday at the annual Take it to Heart Day event at the Jacksonville Fairgrounds. Memorial Hospital, Baker-Gilmour Cardiovascular Institute, Walgreens and Channel 4 sponsored the event, which offered free heart health screenings and the opportunity to speak with physicians, nutritionists and pharmacists. This Positively Jax event opened at 7 a.m. and ran until 2 p.m. Everyone in line at 2 p.m. was able to go through the screenings. The founder of Take It To Heart, Dr. Scott Baker, added a new test this year that checks for diabetes. Two participants -- Beverly Brown and Vicki Miley -- won $50 Walgreens gift cards, and Geraldine Vollick won an Alhambra Dinner Theatre gift certificate.
Can you die from a broken heart?
Researchers says people would suffer from sudden onset of heart muscle weakness and heart failure after being subjected to emotional trauma - like the death of a spouse - may suffer from Broken-Heart Syndrome, which can be fatal. Susan Spencer reports. Originally broadcast February 15, 2015.cbsnews.com
More than 1,000 receive 'Take It To Heart' tests
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Nine of 1,040 people screened at our 15th annual Take It to Heart event Tuesday were in need of immediate medical care and were rushed to the hospital. Hundreds of others learned more about their health and about being heart healthy. Frances Samuel at Baker Gilmour Cardiovascular Institute, one of the sponsors, said these are all crucial numbers that tell doctors about the health of your heart. Memorial Hospital, one of the sponsors, also provided an exercise specialist to teach moves that will help people relax and de-stress -- another contributor to heart health. This year's Take It to Heart event brought back T-shirts, and also gave an opportunity to win one of four $50 Walgreen's gift cards.
Can you die from a broken heart?
Can you die from a broken heart? Researchers says people would suffer from sudden onset of heart muscle weakness and heart failure after being subjected to emotional trauma - like the death of a spouse - may suffer from Broken-Heart Syndrome, which can be fatal. Susan Spencer reports.cbsnews.com