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  1. Thanks for coming to Heartboard. It may not be the busiest board on the internet but there is some great information here. Kalip is great at finding very useful info. Tell us a little about yourself and maybe he can find something to help you. I remember when this board was hopping but like most boards full of sick people we have lost a lot. Drop in just so we know you are still around. As for me I have been here since day 1. I am 62 from Central Texas with a list full of medical problems. I just live day to day and keep on going. This place has helped bunches. Later.
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  2. 5 Ways to Make 2021 Your Reset Year There seems to be a general feeling, heard from all sides, that the post-COVID world needs a reset. The pandemic imposed new and drastic stresses in people’s lives. The need to cooperate was brought into high relief, and the rise in areas like depression, anxiety, and domestic violence was symptomatic of a society pushed to its limits and beyond. No one escaped the negative effects of the pandemic, but was there a lesson to take away that can actually reset your life? For a moment, set aside the temptation to think that it only takes mass vaccinati
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  3. For Maximum Safety, Be Sure to Wash Your Homemade Face Mask: Study The homemade cloth masks recommended for slowing the spread of COVID-19 seem to expel invisible cotton fibres into the air as people talk, cough or even breathe -- underscoring the importance of regularly washing them, researchers say. In experiments, researchers found that medical-grade masks -- surgical and N95 -- blocked most exhaled "particles" from the wearer's mouth. But the results with cloth masks, fashioned from T-shirt material, were surprising. People actually emitted more invisible particles while wea
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  4. My family has always been careful especially this pandemic. We make sure our parents are protected because seniors have high risk of getting infected and they both have underlying conditions.
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  5. FDA Approves 'Game Changer' Drug for Weight Loss The FDA has approved a drug to help in weight loss among overweight or obese adults. The drug, semaglutide, "induces weight loss by reducing hunger, increasing feelings of fullness, and thereby helping people eat less and reduce their calorie intake," according to a company statement. Novo Nordisk plans to launch the drug, given the brand name Wegovy, later this month in the United States. The weight loss drug is currently under review by the European Medicines Agency. Several experts said they this drug has the potenti
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  6. Never Ignore These 11 Heart Symptoms If something went wrong with your heart, would you know it? Not all heart problems come with clear warning signs. There is not always an alarming chest clutch followed by a fall to the floor like you see in movies. Some heart symptoms don’t even happen in your chest, and it’s not always easy to tell what’s going on. "If you're not sure, get it checked out," says Charles Chambers, MD, director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at Penn State Hershey Heart and Vascular Institute. That’s especially true if you are 60 or older, are ov
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  7. Baked Coconut Rice Ingredients 1 tablespoon coconut oil 2 cups uncooked brown jasmine rice 1 teaspoon salt 400 grams can coconut milk 2 cups water ½ cup slivered fresh pineapple ¼ cup toasted coconut flakes ¼ cup toasted sliced almonds Preparation Preheat the oven to 190°C In a 4-litre ovenproof pot, melt the coconut oil over medium heat on the stovetop. Rinse and drain the rice in a mesh strainer and add it to the coconut oil. Brown the rice, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. Add the salt, coconut milk, and wate
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  8. Prediabetes May Harm Your Brain "Prediabetes" -- where blood sugar levels are high but not yet tipped over into full-blown diabetes -- may pose a threat to brain health, new British research suggests. "As an observational study, it cannot prove higher blood sugar levels cause worsening brain health. However, we believe there is a potential connection that needs to be investigated further," said study lead author Victoria Garfield. She's at the Institute of Cardiovascular Science and MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Aging, at University College London. In their research, Garfiel
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  9. The article says a Week Insulin Injections named Basal Insulin Fc Trulicity (Dulaglutide) is not insulin So I don’t think that its Trulicity
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  10. A Little Coffee Doesn’t Hurt and Might Help Reduce Your Cancer Risk If you’re a slave to your morning cup of coffee research shows that you don’t necessarily need to hang up the habit just yet. In fact, according to an analyses published in the July 2020 New England Journal of Medicine reviewing all publications on the topic the data shows that coffee may reduce the risk of many cancers and isn't associated with any specific cancer risk. Coffee contains hundreds of different compounds, some of which may have anticancer effects. Nevertheless, the exact mechanisms by which coffee may impact
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  11. Try the Balsamic BBQ Seitan and Tempeh Ribs Vegan, it's also delicious!
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  12. Blood Pressure Often Differs Widely Between Arms Blood pressure readings between the two arms can be different, and that disparity can sometimes be a warning sign of heart trouble down the road. That's the finding of an analysis of 24 past studies: When people have at least a 5-point difference in blood pressure between the two arms, their risk of heart attack, stroke or premature death inches up. And the greater the difference, the more those risks climb. Experts said the findings give more support to something that's been advocated, but not commonly done by doctors and
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  13. HeartHeaves…. Welcome to Heartboard
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  14. welcome to Heartboard HeartHeaves.
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  15. Research Suggests Vitamin K Linked to Heart Health and Longevity Key Takeaways A new study suggests vitamin K deficiency may shorten your lifespan. This protective vitamin prevents calcium build-up in artery walls, improving cardiovascular health. Before taking a vitamin K supplement, first try including foods rich in the vitamin, like dark leafy greens and cruciferous vegetables. Although every vitamin and mineral confers benefits, vitamin K may be a particular standout when it comes to increasing longevity, new research suggests. A meta-analysis published in T
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  16. No advice, but from me some empathy. As a mostly retired part time dog walker, I have very little contact with humans on a daily basis. I do try to keep up with my weight training and other exercise, just in case there might be life on the other side of this mess. I have my dog to keep me busy, as well as the other dogs for whom I take care. We have the beach, which changes daily, in terms of just watching nature, the waves, the seaweed or lack thereof, the pelicans, the dogs playing. I read books, and always have a few books which I have not yet read from which to choose whenever I finish one
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  17. In this video, everything you have ever done was done by Christ! He is your life and without Jesus Christ in you, you could not breathe. Allowing everything to happen, he will experience it all, as you!
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  18. Hi RickyB, I've felt so embarassed asking this topic here, I wish you and your wife to be 100% safe during this pandemic. I'll pray for your wife's fast recovery. This is indeed a hard times we all must pass, but at the same time, we should not let this situation get the whole of us. Thank you for making me realize that. Please be safe. 🥺
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  19. How to Help Prevent Heart Disease at Any Age You’re never too young— or too old — to take care of your heart. Preventing heart disease (and all cardiovascular diseases) means making smart choices now that will pay off the rest of your life. Lack of exercise, a poor diet and other unhealthy habits can take their toll over the years. Anyone at any age can benefit from simple steps to keep their heart healthy during each decade of life. Here’s how: All Age Groups No matter what your age, everyone can benefit from a healthy diet and adequate physical activity.
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  20. Ageing: What to expect Wonder what's considered a normal part of the ageing process? Here's what to expect as you get older — and what to do about it. You know that ageing will likely cause wrinkles and grey hair. But do you know how ageing will affect your teeth, heart and sexuality? Find out what changes to expect as you continue ageing — and how to promote good health at any age. Your cardiovascular system What's happening The most common change in the cardiovascular system is stiffening of the blood vessels and arteries, causing your heart to work ha
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  22. It's kind of funny saying this term "menopause" whenever a man feels those symptoms. At the same time, those symptoms is not a joke, especially depression, it should be taken seriously.
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  23. Hi🖐️ I live in a rural area in the US so we are just now having our surge, with numbers higher every day. In fact, almost every single hospital within 4 hours of here are totally full.I've been working from home, teaching remotely, since the second week of March when Covid first starting rising in the US. Thankfully, this fall semester, I have taught fully online as well and did all meetings in our department and university virtually. I just found out about this article and I thought I could share and leave it here, a good read for most of us that's trying to maintain our mental wel
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  24. Heart failure cannot be cured though there is a range of treatment options available to manage and improve quality of life
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  25. Forgiveness and the Power of Letting Go Learning to forgive doesn't always come easy, and it's a patient and tender process. Many times, forgiveness can feel more like a weakness than an act of courage and strength. Let's explore how elevating awareness around this powerful act can be a catalyst toward greater health—physically, mentally, and spiritually—while helping to transform your family, community, and country. Good health and nourishment aren't just about the vitamins and minerals you ingest; it's also who you are as a human being. What Is Forgiveness? In simple ter
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  26. Gonna have to try this with my family this weekend. Love it ❤️
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  27. Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 medium onion (chopped) 2 large stalks celery(chopped) 4 cloves garlic (pressed) 1 red medium bell pepper (chopped) 1 cup carrot (chopped or chopped pumpkin if available) 1 heaping tablespoon sweet paprika 3 teaspoons turmeric 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1 bay leaf 1 tablespoon hot sauce 450 grams can tomatoes (chopped) 5 cups vegetable stock 280 grams green beans (frozen or fresh) 1 large leaf chard (cut into thin strips, or spinach or kale) Preparation
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  28. What's the chance of a Abnormal Echocardiogram when all other tests came back ok. Stress test , holter monitor came back ok. Blood test came back ok. Waiting on Echocardiogram. I get pains and lightheaded and out of breath very easy. Lungs are ok. Clear nothing wrong. Is it possible to have a blockage and only a echocardiogram will show it???
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  29. Running your first marathon ‘makes you four years younger’ in heart health Running a marathon for the first time can reverse key markers of ageing by four years, a British study has found. The research on novice runners who tackled the London Marathon found they experienced a significant reduction in artery stiffness and blood pressure – cutting their chance of heart attacks and strokes. Scientists said the changes were equivalent to a four year reduction in vascular age. The greatest benefits were seen among those who were older, male and slower runners. Researchers
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  30. Dear Shannon I am just a lay person, a patient but my cardiologist said that Nuclear stress test or Coronary Angiogram can detect coronary blockages. However, the best person to guide you on this is your cardiologist. This site may be helpful https://www.health.harvard.edu/heart-health/tests-your-doctor-may-order-to-determine-whether-you-have-heart-disease
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  31. Healthy habits 'deliver extra disease-free decade' Women can gain 10 and men seven years of life free of cancer, heart problems and type-2 diabetes from a healthy lifestyle, a study in the BMJ suggests. They must exercise regularly, drink in moderation only, have a healthy weight and good diet and not smoke. The US research is based on 111,000 people tracked for more than 20 years. Lead author Dr Frank Hu, of Harvard School of Public Health, in Boston, said the study had "a positive message for the public". "They gain not just more years of life but good years t
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  32. AI 'outperforms' doctors diagnosing breast cancer Artificial intelligence is more accurate than doctors in diagnosing breast cancer from mammograms, a study in the journal Nature suggests. An international team, including researchers from Google Health and Imperial College London, designed and trained a computer model on X-ray images from nearly 29,000 women. The algorithm outperformed six radiologists in reading mammograms. AI was still as good as two doctors working together. Unlike humans, AI is tireless. Experts say it could improve detection. How good
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  33. Carbohydrates and Cholesterol Levels Not all carbohydrates are equal -- especially when it comes to their effect on cholesterol. Some carbohydrates raise cholesterol, while others lower it. You find carbohydrates in breads, cereals, grains, milk, yogurt, fruits, vegetables, and foods that contain added sugars. All carbs are converted into glucose -- which is also known as blood sugar -- in the body and carbs can be used immediately for energy or stored for later use. Research suggests that the quantity and type of carbohydrates consumed can affect cholesterol. Cholesterol and Triglyc
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  34. Low-Dose Aspirin Might Cut Cancer Risk Daily low-dose aspirin might reduce your risk of dying from cancer, particularly if you've packed on a few extra pounds, researchers say. Taking aspirin three or more times a week is associated with a lower risk of cancer death as well as death for any reason, a new study report. Aspirin's protective effect appears particularly pronounced among people who are overweight -- those with a body mass index of 25 to 29.9, the results show. Low-dose aspirin reduced overall cancer death risk by 15% and all-cause death by 19% among more than 14
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  35. Religion vs. Spirituality: What Is the Difference? You may have heard—or even used—the terms religion and spirituality interchangeably. But while they aren’t diametric opposites, neither are they the same. Learn how to tell the difference between religion and spirituality. For thousands of years, humanity has passionately pursued the Truth with a capital T—the ultimate answers to life and the universe. This perennial knowledge constitutes the answers to what are often called the soul questions: Who am I? What do I want? What is my purpose? What is the meaning o
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  36. Surgeons withdraw support for heart disease advice European clinical guidelines on how to treat a major form of heart disease are under review following a BBC Newsnight investigation. Europe's professional body for heart surgeons has withdrawn support for the guidelines, saying it was "a matter of serious concern" that some patients may have had the wrong advice. Guidelines recommended both stents and heart surgery for low-risk patients. But trial data leaked to Newsnight raises doubts about this conclusion. Thousands of people in the UK and hundreds of th
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  37. The Risks of Having an Exercise Addiction While it may not necessarily sound like a bad thing to everyone, exercise addiction can lead to real problems, so you may be wondering, what is exercise addiction? After all, numerous studies have demonstrated the physical and emotional health benefits of regular exercise — it is essential to our well-being. Unlike many other addictive behaviours, we are encouraged to exercise more. However, there is such a thing as exercise addiction — and it can have harmful consequences. Characteristics of Exercise Addiction Several characterist
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  38. The sweet danger of sugar Too much added sugar can be one of the greatest threats to cardiovascular disease. Here's how to curb your sweet habit. Sugar has a bittersweet reputation when it comes to health. Sugar occurs naturally in all foods that contain carbohydrates, such as fruits and vegetables, grains, and dairy. Consuming whole foods that contain natural sugar is okay. Plant foods also have high amounts of fibre, essential minerals, and antioxidants, and dairy foods contain protein and calcium. Since your body digests these foods slowly, the sugar in them offers a s
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