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Brain Activity May Play Role in ‘Broken Heart Syndrome’

Stress-related brain activity tied to higher risk for developing Takotsubo syndrome

Gens X and Y Show Worrisome Trend of Declining Health

Future increase in morbidity and mortality rates likely as younger generations age

Severe Mental Illness Tied to Higher Risk for Heart Attack Death

Those with severe mental illness also less likely to receive revascularization

Many Older Adults Unaware of Potential Side Effects for New Rx

Physicians should spend more time discussing possible side effects of a newly prescribed medication during the office visit, authors say

ASA: Women at Greater Risk for Poststroke Depression

Additionally, patients with acute ischemic stroke at higher risk for developing depression than patients with acute myocardial infarction

Marine Omega-3 Fatty Acid, Vitamin D Do Not Cut Risk for A-Fib

Treatment with EPA-DHA or vitamin D3 supplement versus placebo results in no significant difference in incident atrial fibrillation over five years

Fitness Trackers Can Help Obese Lose Weight

Accelerometer/pedometer-only and commercial health wearable-only intervention strategies were most effective

Life Expectancy Down for Those Without a College Degree

However, racial differences in life expectancy are narrowing

Meds for Enlarged Prostate Tied to Heart Failure Risk

Risk higher for men on alpha-blockers versus 5-alpha reductase inhibitors

Vertebral Fracture, AAC Score Predict Osteoporotic Fracture in Men

For older men, prediction model performance improved with both risk factors compared with only AAC or only prevalent vertebral fractures