Tag Archive: Cardiovascular Disease

Menopausal Hormone Therapy and Long-Term All-Cause and Cause-Specific Mortality

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Menopausal hormone therapy involves a complex balance of risk and benefit for women. A new study based on the Women’s Health Initiative hormone therapy trials examined total risk of death and risk of death from specific causes, such as cancer and cardiovascular disease, over 18 years.

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The American Heart Association Releases New Go Red For Women 2017 PSAs

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Go Red For Women is the American Heart Association's national movement to end heart disease and stroke in women. Cardiovascular diseases in the U.S. kill approximately one woman every 80 seconds. The good news is that 80 percent of cardiac events may be prevented with education and lifestyle changes. To support this initiative, The American Heart Association has released four new PSAs for 2017. The spots include helpful tips for women on how to take preventative measures for developing cardiovascular diseases, such as knowing important heart health numbers and family history. They also highlight the sisterhood and support the AHA…

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Use of Statins for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease

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The U.S. Preventative Services Task Force continually reviews the latest information on preventative services. The Task Force has just released a new recommendation statement on statin use for adults who are at risk for cardiovascular disease. They recommend that people age 40-75 who have one or more of the following risk factors: high cholesterol, high blood pressure, smoking, or diabetes and do not have a history of cardiovascular disease, and whose chance of having a heart attack or stroke over the next 10 years is at 7.5 percent or higher, use a statin for prevention. Those whose risk is 10…

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