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heart health

Lower blood pressure best for seniors’ minds

Study finds that the higher the systolic number, the more cognitive test scores declined.

Taking the stairs may soon get easier

New high-tech steps recycle climbers' energy, making the ascent less tough.

Marathon runs won’t harm your arteries

Distance runners can take comfort in new research that suggests age, not mileage, predicts hardening of vessels.

Do you have ‘social jet lag?’

Throwing your sleep schedule off to party on weekends may be hard on your heart.

Common food nutrient tied to risky blood clotting

Gut bacteria reacts to compound in eggs and meat to produce chemical that ups heart disease risk.

Illness from ‘kissing bug’ now widespread in U.S.

Without early treatment, Chagas disease can cause heart failure.

Kidney disease a big contributor to heart-related deaths

Study findings point to need for screening for kidney function.

Sleepless nights, unhealthy hearts?

Chronic wakefulness leaves its mark on the cardiovascular system.

Exercise a great prescription to help older hearts

Not enough doctors recommend cardiac rehab, American Heart Association says.

Yesss! Chocolate really is good for you

A component in cocoa seems to control blood sugar and inflammation, but, alas, there is a caveat.

Reduce heart risks by timing meals

American Heart Association report suggests eating earlier in the day may be healthier.

Programa Puente finds home in the heart of local Latino community

Spectrum Health Healthier Communities looks to the future.