Heart Disease

Medical Breakthroughs: Brain Health+ Benefits of Starting School Early + Heart Disease and Airplane seating during COVID

Where you live could impact your brain health. Researchers in Wisconsin say older adults who live in higher poverty areas have a greater risk of cognitive decline. According to their study- those living in disadvantaged neighborhoods showed more brain shrinkage on scans. They were also less likely to perform well on memory tests. A new study shows the positive impact…

Medical Breakthroughs: COVID-19 and Heart Disease+Children Dental Care+Bladder Cancer Drug

COVID-19 poses an extra danger to patients with heart disease and doctors think there should be a system for getting those at the highest risk vaccinated first. The American College of Cardiology recommends patients with advanced cardiovascular disease be prioritized over those with conditions that are well managed. The pandemic may be getting in the way of children’s dental care….

Medical Breakthroughs: Parkinson’s Monitoring System+Multiple Sclerosis and Pregnancy+White Flour Effect on Heart Disease

A high-tech monitoring system could help doctors treat Parkinson’s disease. A team of scientists tested a smartwatch on hundreds of patients to capture their movement and tremors throughout the day. by tracking fluctuations and patterns, doctors could adjust medication schedules for the best treatment. A study in Denmark finds women with multiple sclerosis may not be at higher risk for…

Pay It Forward: LaTonya Duncan of Millbrook

The Vance Law Firm and Alabama News Network are honoring LaTonya Duncan of Millbrook. She’s the founder of the non-profit 1Heart, an organization devoted to educating young men and women in the River Region about heart disease while using fashion to keep them engaged. Duncan was in her early 40’s when she had a stroke five years ago. Her own…

MEDICAL BREAKTHROUGHS: Exercise may decrease cancer odds + Meditation may help prevent heart disease

Research tracking hundreds of thousands of adults suggests those who get two and a half to five hours of moderate intensity exercise a week are less likely to develop seven kinds of cancer. The physical activity was linked to a lower risk of colon cancer in men and a lower risk of breast, endometrial, kidney and other cancers in women….

Heart Walk Will Raise Awareness for Cardiovascular Diseases, Healthier Lifestyle

According to the Alabama Department of Public Health, heart disease is the single leading cause of death in Alabama. For people like Pike County resident Judy Tillery, raising awareness for heart disease hits a little closer to home. “I’ve had one brother pass away by the age of 55 from heart attack,” Tillery says. “Two of my brothers and my…

CDC: Heart Disease on Decline-except in Alabama

Other SE States also show an increase.

Deaths from heart disease have declined in the U.S. overall in recent years, but certain areas have seen less progress than others. That’s according to new research published today in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation. Prior research from the AHA found that deaths due to cardiovascular diseasedeclined by almost 29 percent from 2003 to 2013. Still, about 610,000 people…