We can make our pets happier by listening to their heart rate to understand their emotions

Not only humans feel emotions. In his 1872 book, The expression of emotions in man and animalsCharles Darwin described a variety of “innate” and “evolved” emotions in dogs, cats, chimpanzees, swans, and other nonhuman animals. But animals cannot verbally communicate their emotions, and humans is often misunderstood how an animal feels, which can lead us … Read more

Lockport-based My Joyful Heart started with a couple of anonymous Christmas presents; 20 years later, it has helped more than 1,000 children – Chicago Tribune

Imagine being a fifth grader living in a car with your mother and siblings on a cold night in Chicago, or walking to school with no socks and no holes in your shoes. After hearing stories like these, Lockport resident Diane Carroll decided to help and started a non-profit organization called My Joyful Heart. He … Read more

Overworked single mom collapsed at work and ended up with a new heart

In her late 40s, Alicia Wilson had a hectic schedule. She had a full-time job managing contracts, she was the single mother of a busy high school student, and she had decided to take on the challenge of going back to school for a master’s degree. So when Alice, who was overweight, gasped after walking … Read more

Conference on heart failure includes data on the differences between men and women

Scientific briefs also address findings on cardiovascular disease and population, the connection between COVID-19 and HF, and the links between prognosis and marital status. New research will be presented at Heart Failure 2022 on several fronts, including differences between men and women with the condition. Scientific briefs will also include findings on heart disease and … Read more

Obesity in pregnancy can affect the health and function of the heart in the fetus, according to a study | Health

According to a new study led by the University of Colorado, maternal obesity affects heart health and fetal function. The study was published in The Journal of Physiology. This is the first study to show that the heart is ‘programmed’ by the nutrients it receives in fetal life. Changes in gene expression alter the way … Read more

Obesity in pregnancy can affect the health and function of the heart in the fetus, according to a study | Health

According to a new study led by the University of Colorado, maternal obesity affects heart health and fetal function. The study was published in The Journal of Physiology. This is the first study to show that the heart is ‘programmed’ by the nutrients it receives in fetal life. Changes in gene expression alter the way … Read more

Report highlights gaps in women’s heart disease research and care

(kotoffei/iStock via Getty Images) Women continue to be underrepresented in heart disease research, and major changes are needed in the way women’s heart health is studied, taught and treated, according to a new report. The report, published Monday as a presidential advisory by the American Heart Association in its journal Circulationit seeks to address issues … Read more

Maternal obesity greatly increases the risk of heart problems in offspring in adulthood

Maternal obesity affects heart health and fetal function according to a new study in mice. The study, published in The Journal of Physiology found that maternal obesity causes molecular changes in the fetal heart and alters the expression of genes related to nutrient metabolism, greatly increasing the risk of heart problems in future offspring. This … Read more

Why is heart disease in women often overlooked or dismissed?

Heart disease is leading cause of death between men and women in America, killing almost 700,000 people a year. But studies have shown for a long time that women are more likely than men to ignore the warning signs of a heart attack, sometimes waiting hours or more to call 911 or go to the … Read more

How nutrition can affect heart health

Photo by Jamie Street on Unsplash Lisa De Beer, registered dietitian from Muskoka at Your Independent Grocer. Photo courtesy of Lisa DeBeer Guest column on Hypertension Awareness Month provided by Lisa De Beer, Muskoka Registered Dietitian at Your Independent Grocer Choosing heart-healthy foods is important for our overall health and well-being. Hypertension, or high blood … Read more

New statement outlines policy solutions to achieve nutrition security

What we eat and drink throughout our lives has a huge impact on the health of our heart and brain. The American Heart Association, the leading voluntary health organization dedicated to a world of longer, healthier lives for all, today released a new statement outlining policy solutions to promote equity in access to nutritious food … Read more

Lack of research on heart disease in women is risking lives, experts say | Heart disease

Gaps in understanding how cardiovascular disease affects women are putting lives at risk, say experts, who have called for greater action and investment to improve access, quality and equity in women’s heart health. In a presidential advisory issued by the American Heart Association, leading cardiologists argued that women remained underrepresented in cardiovascular disease research (the … Read more

Texting for Better Health After a Heart Attack | Health & Fitness

TUESDAY, May 10, 2022 (HealthDay News) — “Fill your plate with colorful fruits and vegetables for heart health.” Such personalized reminder texts can help people who have had one myocardial infarction avoid a second, according to a new study from Australia. “The text messages provided reminders and additional information about what patients can do after … Read more

HEART + PAW, A PET DAYCARE, VETERINARY AND GROOMING SERVICES COMPANY, RECEIVES NATIONAL AND LOCAL RECOGNITION AS A MAJOR EMPLOYER

Company Certified™ by Great Place To Work® and named a Best Place to Work by the Philadelphia Inquirer PHILADELPHIA, May 9, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Heart + Paw pet care, one of the nation’s fastest-growing veterinary care, grooming and daycare groups, has received both national and local recognition as an “employer of choice” and Best Place … Read more

Mother waiting for a heart transplant tells her story

Share on PinterestAfter giving birth to her second child, Zuleyma Santos was diagnosed with a rare form of heart failure and placed on the waiting list for a heart transplant. Photo courtesy of Padilla Co. A mother of two, Zuleyma Santos, is working with the American Heart Association to raise awareness of the dangers of … Read more

Top 5 Low-Sodium Recipes to Reduce Heart Disease Risk: Eat This, Not That

As good as sodium can taste when added to spice up your food, too much can cause serious problems like heart disease and heart failure. That’s why it’s important for people who are at risk for heart problems to maintain healthy eating and drinking habits. Many pre-cooked or pre-packaged foods contain tons of sodium, just … Read more