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Posts Tagged ‘healthday tv’

What You Should Know About Atrial Fibrillation

September 12, 2012

Heart fluttering? It could be a serious heart condition.

Cardiovascular disease remains the number one killer of Americans. It can encompass many cardiovascular conditions like atrial fibrillation, which is an irregular heartbeat that can prevent the proper pumping of blood throughout the body.

This video discusses a study conducted on thousands of women who did not have atrial fibrillation. It goes on to reveal how many women developed the condition over time and what type of risks the condition can elevate.

To lower your risk of developing any type of heart condition including atrial fibrillation, you can implement healthy lifestyle choices, like a balanced diet, regular exercise and plenty of rest. Learn other ways you can keep your body healthy by visiting Life Line Screening’s YouTube channel. For those without video capability, the text is provided below.

Heart Flutter

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“A common problem that knocks the heart out of rhythm can put women in the path of life-threatening ailments.

More than two million Americans have a condition called Atrial Fibrillation, also called AFib. This condition causes the heart to beat ineffectively, leaving it unable to pump blood like it should.

In a new study from the Journal of the American Medical Association, researchers looked at how new cases of AFib affect women’s risk of dying. They included more than 34,000 women. All were older than 45 and none had AFib at the beginning of the study. Over fifteen years, more than 1,000 women developed AFib. These women had a higher risk of dying of cardiovascular problems or dying in general. Their higher risk appeared to be partly due to congestive heart failure and stroke.

The American Heart Association urges people with AFib to have it treated to reduce their risk of ischemic stroke, which can occur when blood forms a clot in the heart and gets into the blood stream.

Treatments for the condition include medications, surgery or a pacemaker.

I’m Dr. Cindy Haines of HealthDay TV with the news the doctors are reading, health news that matters to you.”




Is Food Addiction Real?

August 28, 2012

Are you addicted to food? Many of us can relate to research findings that prove food addiction is a real and difficult habit to break. In fact, it has a lot in common with the addiction felt by substance abusers.

In this video, Dr. Cindy Haines of HealthDay TV discusses the study that produced fascinating results in regards to the long-debated food addiction topic. Can people’s brains really affect their eating habits? Learn about the study and what you can do if you think you have a food addiction.

Explore other ways you can keep your body strong and healthy by viewing more videos on Life Line Screening’s YouTube channel. For those without video capability, the text is provided below.

Food Addiction

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“Think you’re addicted to food? You may be right.

Researchers from Yale University wanted to know if some people’s brains react differently to food the way substance abusers’ brains react to drugs.

First, they asked 48 young women to answer a questionnaire to determine if they had symptoms of addictive-like eating behavior. Then, they hooked the women up to a machine that measured their brain activity while they tasted either a chocolate milkshake or a liquid with no flavor.

Women who scored higher on the food-addiction quiz, had more activity in certain regions of their brain when they were expecting food. These regions play a role in urging us to eat and are the same parts that motivate people with substance abuse to use drugs.

People with higher food addiction scores also had less activity in certain areas that help put on the breaks after a tasty treat.

According to the researchers, food advertising could make it hard for some people to stick to a healthy eating plan because of the way their brains respond to the ads.

I’m Dr. Cindy Haines of HealthDay TV with the news that doctors are reading, health news that matters to you.”




Tasty (and Healthy) Summertime Foods

August 1, 2012

Summertime is here and along with it comes an abundance of delicious (and healthy) fruits and vegetables. Now’s a great time to take advantage of the assortment of foods that can do a body good.

In this HealthDay TV video, Angela Ginn, the National Spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association will guide you through her list of the best fruits and vegetables you can eat during the hot summer months. She’ll suggest a list of four healthy choices and tell you exactly how each of them benefit the body.

Consuming foods that are rich in nutrients and minerals is one step in the fight to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Take the first step by purchasing some of these fruits and vegetables for you and your family today. The video can also be found on Life Line Screening’s YouTube channel. For those without video capability, the text is provided below.

Summertime Eating

Here is the audio text to the video:

“Summertime means good eating for fans of fresh fruit and vegetables.

Hi, I’m Dr. Cindy Haines host of HealthDay TV. We’re going to share four top choices for your health.

Gardens and produce aisles are filled with nutritional goodness this time of year. To help you take advantage, we asked Angela Ginn, National Spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association, to give you her top choices. They include:

 

Watermelon—loaded with juice, watermelons can quench your thirst on a hot day. It’s also filled with antioxidants such as vitamin C, vitamin A and lycopene, all good for cellular health. Serve watermelon as a dessert or blend it to make a chilled soup.

Zucchini or yellow squash—these types of summer squash are great grilled and they contain magnesium, vitamin C, fiber, potassium and folate, good for a whole host of things, including heart and gastrointestinal health.

Strawberries, which are a great snack alone or blended into a smoothie, provide antioxidants and phytonutrients that can reduce inflammation in your body. They’re also a good source of fiber.

Finally, peaches provide more than sweetness. They’re also a great source of carotene, potassium, lycopene and lutein. These can prevent heart disease, cancer and macular degeneration, which is an eye condition.

I’m Dr. Cindy Haines of HealthDay TV wishing you and your family the best of health.”




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