MONDAY, Jan. 17, 2022 (American Heart Association News) — Surgeons recently transplanted a genetically modified pig’s heart into a man with life-threatening heart failure. The successful surgery became a medical first that is raising hopes of a new, viable alternative for people at risk of dying before limited human cadaverContinue Reading

SUNDAY, Jan. 16, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Shoveling snow may trigger a heart attack if you’re not careful, especially if you already have risk factors, an expert warns. The combination of shoveling and cold weather can cause your arteries to spasm and constrict, explained Dr. Sam Kazziha, chief of cardiovascularContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Jan. 13, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Binge drinking on Super Bowl Sunday or other special occasions could put you at risk for a dangerous heart rhythm disorder called atrial fibrillation (a-fib), even if you’ve never had it, researchers warn in a new study. “Worldwide, alcohol is the most popularlyContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Jan. 11, 2022 – (HealthDay News) — Men who are broken-hearted or just unlucky in love could be more likely to have health-damaging inflammation, new research suggests. Serious breakups and solo living for many years may increase the risk of ill health and death — but apparently only forContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Jan. 11, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Examining a woman’s health in midlife can predict her health decades later, researchers say. Four specific factors — higher body mass index (BMI), smoking, arthritis and depressive symptoms — at age 55 are associated with clinically important declines in physical health 10 yearsContinue Reading