Tag: heart health

Fitness Trackers are Not Medical Devices

Fitness Trackers are Not Medical Devices

New Research on Activity Trackers. Some people who rely on fitness trackers to see how hard they work out may want to rethink this approach, according to a small study that suggests the increasingly popular devices may get more accurate heart rate readings when users are at rest than during exercise. The study ...

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An Update on Vitamins and Heart Health

An Update on Vitamins and Heart Health

Millions of American men take a multivitamin each day, but new research shows the pills won't help the heart -- even if a man's nutrition is lacking. "Many had thought that men with 'poor' nutritional status at baseline may benefit more from long-term multivitamin use on cardiovascular outcomes; however, we did not ...

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The Gift of ‘Good Health’

The Gift of ‘Good Health’

This is the time of year many of us like to relax and take it easy, but not so fast: there’s no time off when it comes to our health. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Blacks develop high blood pressure more often, and at an earlier age, than Whites and Hispanics do. More Black ...

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American Heart Month

American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month. African American men are at the highest risk for heart disease. About 2 in 5 African Americans have high blood pressure, but only half have it under control. A recent article in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine also showed that Americans aged 30 to 74 who live the ...

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