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.
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.
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.