Angina: 3 Important Facts

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(DGIwire) – Angina is chest pain or discomfort caused when the heart muscle doesn’t get enough oxygen-rich blood, according to the American Heart Association (AHA). The discomfort can also occur in the shoulders, arms, neck, jaw or back. Here are three key things to know about this condition: Angina is not a disease. Angina is […]

Healing the Heart: 6 Groundbreaking Advances

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(DGIwire) – The past several decades have witnessed a series of remarkable breakthroughs in the area of heart care. Here are six advances that have propelled the state of coronary medicine and given heart patients a new lease on life. 1958: Coronary Angiography. F. Mason Sones Jr. accidentally injected a large amount of dye into […]

Why Are Healthcare Costs Out of Control?

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(DGIwire) – People who pay for their health insurance and other healthcare related costs are well aware that they continue to rise sharply. Reasons for these costs are often discussed with blame widespread. The underlying reason however falls squarely on us as individuals. Did you know that just twenty conditions are responsible for more than […]

5 Tips for a Healthier Heart

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(DGIwire) – One in every three deaths in the United States in 2013 was caused by heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases, according to the American Heart Association’s 2016 Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics Update. With the stakes so high, it is clearly vital for everyone to ensure their heart stays as healthy as […]

Heart Health Is Going Mobile

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(DGIwire) – For decades, the standard in mobile heart monitoring was a bulky device with wires and electrodes that connected to the patient. According to Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry, patients wore these so-called Holter monitors for one or two days to record arrhythmias. Although they did not replace 12-lead ECGs, Holter monitors gave doctors […]

What’s Healthier: High Carb-Low Fat or Low Carb-High Protein?

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(DGIwire) — High-protein, low-carb diets are often used for weight loss. Proponents often claim a metabolic advantage over an equivalent high-carb, low fat diet. Others claim that Atkins-style diets contain excess protein and fat, which have an adverse effect on your health. Who is right? Two studies, which looked at high-protein, low-carb diets and compared […]

Benefits of Going Nuts

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(DGIwire) — Eating nuts has been consistently associated with better health. Nuts are an essential component of the Mediterranean and Asian diets. Studies of Seventh-day Adventists in California have found that nut consumption had a significant inverse association with heart disease. This effect has been found in both men and women including the elderly. These […]

Large Waistlines Are Hazardous to Our Health

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(DGIwire) — The Mayo Clinic performed a large study involving almost 16,000 people from five countries around the world. It found that people with coronary artery disease who had large waistlines were at more than twice the risk of dying. Even those with a modestly enlarged belly showed the same risk, and some of these people had […]

Boomers Waking Up to the Realities of Obesity

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(DGIwire) — According to statistics, baby boomers born between 1946 and 1964 are more overweight and obese than current or previous generations.  Around 70% are either overweight or obese and this number has been increasing.  This is very bad news.  As this wave of 77 million Americans reach retirement age, it is setting the stage […]

Protein Confusion: How Much Should Your Diet Include?

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(DGIwire) — A new article in the journal Cell Metabolism, cited research around protein consumption by adults aged 50 years and older which was specifically designed to determine how different levels of protein intake might affect health. So, do we now finally know how much protein we need?  Absolutely not!  In fact, the results appear […]

America Needs a National Health Policy Overhaul

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 (DGIwire) – With the World Health Organization (WHO) report on rising obesity rates in Europe making headlines this week, people might miss the fact that Europeans are following a well established American trend. Experts predict obesity in America is only going to get worse.  With 33% of Americans now classified as obese, it is estimated […]

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