Young adults with depression and poor mental health are more likely to develop cardiovascular disease

Young adults who feel down or depressed are more likely to develop cardiovascular disease (CVD) and have poor heart health, according to a new study led by Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers who analyzed data from more than half a million people between the ages of 18 and 49. The findings add to a growing body … Read more

Microbial polyphenols in the Mediterranean diet improve cardiovascular health

In Europe, cardiovascular disease (CVD) is one of the leading causes of premature death. CVDs are associated with an individual’s existing health conditions and habits, such as smoking, hypercholesterolemia, obesity, hypertension, unhealthy eating habits, and diabetes mellitus. survey: Association of microbiota polyphenols with cardiovascular health in the context of a Mediterranean diet. Image credit: Antonina … Read more

Association of aldosterone with ideal cardiovascular health in incident diabetes

The incidence of type 2 diabetes (T2D) continues to increase among African Americans (AA). However, a plateau was observed among non-Hispanic whites (NHW). Furthermore, T2D-related mortality and morbidity have been reported to be higher among AA than among NHW. Therefore, the investigation of new factors to understand the differences in prevalence, incidence and mortality of … Read more

Sitting all day is terrible for your health—now a new study finds a relatively easy way to counteract it

To reduce the harmful health effects of sittingtake a five-minute light walk every half hour. That’s the key finding of a new study that my colleagues and I published in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. We asked 11 healthy middle-aged and older people to sit in our lab for eight hours—which … Read more

Adding yoga to regular exercise supports cardiovascular health and well-being

A three-month pilot study of hypertensive patients presenting in Canadian Journal of Cardiology, published by Elsevier, demonstrated that adding yoga to a regular exercise regimen supports cardiovascular health and well-being and is more effective than stretching exercises. Engaging in yoga reduces systolic blood pressure and resting heart rate and improves 10-year cardiovascular risk. Yoga is … Read more

Adding yoga to regular exercise supports cardiovascular health and well-being

A three-month pilot study of hypertensive patients presenting in Canadian Journal of Cardiology, published by Elsevier, demonstrated that adding yoga to a regular exercise regimen supports cardiovascular health and well-being and is more effective than stretching exercises. Engaging in yoga reduces systolic blood pressure and resting heart rate and improves 10-year cardiovascular risk. Yoga is … Read more

Rural Colorado is trying to fill healthcare worker gaps with apprenticeships

During her 12-hour night shift, Brianna Shelton helps residents of BeeHive Homes Assisted Living go to the bathroom. Many have dementia and some cannot get out of bed on their own. Few can remember her name, but that doesn’t matter to her. “They’re somebody’s mother, somebody’s grandmother, somebody’s great-grandmother,” Shelton said. “I want to take … Read more

Honey improves key health indicators, including blood sugar and cholesterol levels

In a recent Nutrition reviews journal study, University of Toronto researchers conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of previous controlled trials to better understand the impact of honey on mitigating certain cardiometabolic risk factors. survey: Effect of honey on cardiometabolic risk factors: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Image credit: Subbotina Anna / Shutterstock.com The composition … Read more

Honey improves key health indicators, including blood sugar and cholesterol levels

In a recent Nutrition reviews journal study, University of Toronto researchers conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of previous controlled trials to better understand the impact of honey on mitigating certain cardiometabolic risk factors. survey: Effect of honey on cardiometabolic risk factors: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Image credit: Subbotina Anna / Shutterstock.com The composition … Read more

Nurse Practitioners in Spotsylvania aim to alleviate the health care shortage

After Jen Thompson treats patients in the emergency room for whatever crisis brought them there, she tells them to check in with their regular doctor in a week or two. But increasingly, three out of four people the nurse practitioner sees tell her they don’t have a primary care provider. Thompson struggles with what to … Read more