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New AHA Statement on Complementary Medicine in Heart Failure

New AHA Statement on Complementary Medicine in Heart Failure

There are some potentially serious benefits and risks associated with complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) that patients with heart failure (HF) can use to manage symptoms, the American Heart Association (AHA) says in a new scientific statement on the subject. For example, yoga and tai chi may be helpful for people with heart failure, and …

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Complementary and alternative therapies for heart failure have potential benefits and risks

Complementary and alternative therapies for heart failure have potential benefits and risks

According to a new scientific statement from the American Heart Association published today in the Association’s flagship, peer-reviewed journal Traffic. An estimated 6 million people ages 20 and older in the United States suffer from heart failure, a condition that occurs when the heart does not function normally. The statement, ‚ÄúComplementary and Alternative Medicines in …

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

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

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public domain A three-month pilot study in patients with onset hypertension Canadian Journal of Cardiology demonstrates that adding yoga to a regular exercise routine promotes cardiovascular health and well-being and is more effective than stretching exercises. The incorporation of yoga reduced systolic blood pressure and resting heart rate and improved cardiovascular risk over …

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Exercise can boost the effectiveness of your Covid-19 vaccine, new study finds: here's how to get the most out of it

Exercise can boost the effectiveness of your Covid-19 vaccine, new study finds: here’s how to get the most out of it

Being the most protected against serious consequences after a Covid-19 infection is largely attributed to vaccination. But, shooting efficiency can be improved by physical activity, according to a new study. High levels of physical activity appeared to be associated with greater efficacy of the primary series of the Covid-19 vaccination, according to new research published …

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Prenatal intervention benefits mothers' mental health up to eight years later

Prenatal intervention benefits mothers’ mental health up to eight years later

Inexpensive prenatal intervention benefits mothers’ mental health up to eight years later, according to a new study from UC San Francisco. In the study, one of the first to look at results so far into the future, pregnant women who took part in a group wellness course that met weekly for eight weeks were half …

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Ten minutes of aerobic exercise with exposure therapy shown to reduce PTSD symptoms – Neuroscience News

Summary: Increasing exposure therapy with ten minutes of aerobic exercise reduces the severity of PTSD symptoms for up to six months after completing a nine-week treatment. Source: University of New South Wales Exposure therapy is one of the main treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but up to half of patients do not respond to …

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Meatless Ways to Boost Your Protein Intake

Meatless Ways to Boost Your Protein Intake

Beans and lentils are nutrient-dense (and inexpensive) protein substitutes for animal protein.Baiba Opule/iStockPhoto/Getty Images If you’re making healthy changes to your diet by eating less meat and more plants, you may be wondering if you’re getting enough protein. Or maybe you’re worried that plant protein is inferior to that found in animal foods. Depending on …

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