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Patients with dental extractions before cardiac surgery still at risk for poor outcomes, study finds Rochester, Minn. — Feb. 27, 2014 — To pull or ...
Join @MayoClinic and @American_Heart for a #HeartChat moderated by @USAToday’s @LizSzabo 1-2 p.m. ET Wednesday, Feb. 26th Topics: Statins and blood pressure drugs Symptoms in stroke, heart attack and heart disease Best ways to prevent heart disease Signs of heart attack or stroke Latest cardiovascular research Other heart/stroke organizations and renowned cardiovascular doctors and researchers will join. If you’ve never participated in a Twitter chat, be sure to watch this how-to video before jumping in. We recommend you use a website such as Tweetdeck.com or Twubs.com to more easily follow the flow of the conversation.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cncY2VpwjWc When it comes to heart disease, men and women are not created equal, says the founder of Mayo Clinic's Women's Heart Clinic Sharonne Hayes, M.D. "Women have more risk factors and they have different risk factors," says Dr. Hayes. "Some of those are autoimmune diseases, like lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. They also have to go through all the vascular and physical changes of pregnancy." In spite of long held beliefs that men have more to worry about, more women die of heart attacks each year in the United States than men. That's why Dr. Hayes encourages women to take charge and be proactive every day to lower their heart disease risk. Journalists: Sound bites are available in the downloads. This is part 2 of Dr. Hayes' insights on women's heart health. Also see "Women and Heart Attacks" posted February 17, 2014. Sound bite #4 - Exercise Appointments (Dr. Sharonne Hayes, Mayo Clinic Cardiovascular Expert) "Schedule in exercise just like you would
THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES Mammogram guidelines: What's changed? Get the latest Mayo Clinic mammogram guidelines for breast cancer screening. Heart disease prevention: Strategies keep your heart healthy You can avoid heart problems in the future by adopting a healthy lifestyle today. Here are six tips to get you started. EXPERT ANSWERS Alzheimer's prevention: Does it exist? Staying physically and mentally fit may be most effective in preventing Alzheimer's. Migraines: Are they triggered by weather changes? Some people who have migraines appear to be more sensitive to changes in the weather. HEALTHY RECIPES Roasted salmon Lemon or lime glaze for chicken, fish or vegetables Tangy green beans Sweet carrots HEALTH TIP OF THE WEEK Need a snack? Go nuts! Nuts can be good for your heart. They may lower low-density lipoprotein (LDL), or 'bad,' cholesterol levels. Eating nuts may reduce the risk of developing blood clots that can lead to a heart attack. Try a small handful of nuts every day. Walnuts are rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Almonds, macadamia nuts, hazelnuts and pecans are also very heart healthy. Even peanuts, which are technically not a nut, but a legume, can be good for you. Of course, choosing nuts coated in chocolate, sugar or salt may cancel out their heart-healthy benefits. Click here to get a free e-subscription to the Housecall newsletter.
Join us Saturday, Feb. 22, at 9 a.m. CT, when we talk about men’s health. We’ll discuss heart health with Stephen Kopecky, M.D., and prostate health with Matthew Tollefson, M.D., and we’ll talk with Thomas Osborn, M.D. about gout, a form of arthritis that affects an estimated 6 million Americans each year. Another important area regarding men’s health is testosterone. Endocrinologist Todd Nippoldt M.D., will be here to address testosterone deficiencies and testosterone therapy and respond to some of the media hype. We hope you’ll join us. Myth or Matter of Fact: Higher testosterone levels cause baldness. To listen to the program LIVE, click here. Listen to this week’s Medical News Headlines: News Segment February 22, 2014 (right click MP3)
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THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES Testosterone therapy: Key to male vitality? Explore the potential benefits and risks of boosting your testosterone level. Hormone therapy: Is it right for you? Hormone therapy treats bothersome menopausal symptoms but isn't recommended to protect long-term health. EXPERT ANSWERS Heart disease prevention: Does oral health matter? Taking care of your teeth hasn't been proved a key to heart disease prevention. Chocolate: Does it impair calcium absorption? Chocolate contains oxalate — a naturally occurring compound in cocoa beans, which can inhibit calcium absorption. HEALTHY RECIPES Asian pork tenderloin Blue cheese and walnut spinach salad Lemon rice with golden raisins and almonds Chocolate pudding pies HEALTH TIP OF THE WEEK Romance woes? Talk it out No relationship is perfect. Conflicts about child rearing and sexual differences and communication problems are common issues among couples. But those differences don't necessarily mean that your relationship is bound for strife. Talking about your differences with your partner, alone or with a counselor, can help you understand each other's point of view. Click here to get a free e-subscription to the Housecall newsletter.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8NcVXqZc84 Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, yet according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about half of all women are unaware of this fact. Founder of the Women's Heart Clinic at Mayo Clinic Sharonne Hayes, M.D., says, "While there’s been a steady decline in cardiovascular deaths in the general American population over the past 30 years, that has not been the case for women under the age of 55, which has seen a slight increase." Journalists: Sound bites are available in the downloads. This is part 1 of Dr. Hayes' insights on women's heart health. Also see "Women Urged to Take Charge for Better Heart Health" posted February 24, 2014. Dr. Hayes says part of the problem has been an outdated belief that women had a lower risk of heart disease than men. She says it's now known that women actually have some additional risk factors that can damage their cardiovascular health. Sound bite #1 - Women’s Risk Factors (Dr. Sharonne Hayes, Mayo Clinic Cardiovascular Expert) "Some of those are autoimmune diseases, like Lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, or depression and anxiety,
February is American Heart Month and a great opportunity to focus on the importance of heart disease prevention. On Saturday, Feb. 15, at 9 a.m. CT, heart specialists Sharon Mulvagh, M.D., and Rekha Mankad, M.D., will join us to discuss unrecognized dangers of heart disease. Some might think heart disease is a more serious problem for men, but it's the no. 1 killer of women and is more deadly than all forms of cancer combined. We'll also discuss why the numbers 5, 10 and 8 are so important. Please join us. To listen to the program LIVE, click here.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 60,000 more women than men die each year from coronary artery disease. Increasing awareness of heart issues in women is the first step toward reducing the death rate from this largely preventable killer. Understanding risks, prevention and symptoms are all integral to heightened knowledge and a lower risk of heart disease. Mayo Clinic Health System family physician, Jonny Salim, M.D., says to seize the moment and commit yourself to becoming a heart-healthy woman today. Risks It’s well-documented that high blood pressure, high cholesterol and obesity are major risk factors for heart disease. But there are risks that affect women more than men: Diabetes Premature menopause (before age 45) Smoking Metabolic syndrome – the combination of abdominal fat and high blood pressure, blood sugar and triglycerides Depression No matter your age, be sure to speak with your health care provider if you think you may be at risk for heart disease. Heart attack warning signs Another common message is that crushing chest pain is an indicator of a possible heart attack. While this is true, heart attack signs in women can be very different.
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In the coming months, collaboration between Mayo Clinic and The Links, Incorporated, will include educational outreach, critical research, and programs to prepare and encourage minorities to choose medical and health careers. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, African-American women: Are more likely to die of breast cancer than other women Have cancers that grow faster and are harder to treat, and are less likely to get prompt follow-up care when their mammogram shows something that is not normal Are less likely than white women to survive five years after a breast cancer diagnosis Are at least 50 percent more likely to die of heart disease or stroke prematurely than white women Ginger Wilson, a Chicago lawyer and businesswoman, had been experiencing breathing problems — wheezing and shortness of breath — as well as weight loss, inflammation and digestive issues. "After 18 months, I had been diagnosed with asthma, an intestinal bug, an ulcer, rosacea and more," she says. "I received treatment for the individual symptoms, but never one diagnosis for all the symptoms." One day, while on an outing, Wilson found she couldn't hike more than a few hundred yards. A friend, who was a doctor in training at Mayo Clinic, asked if she'd been checked for carcinoid syndrome, a condition caused by secretions from a slow-growing tumor. Wilson traveled to Mayo Clinic for evaluation, where the diagnosis was confirmed, and she underwent treatment. Seven surgeries later, she is back to being active in her Chicago community and owns the first African-American female legal staffing firm.