How COVID-19 Can Harm Your Heart Even When You’re Not Infected

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The COVID-19 isn’t just harming those who get this dangerous infection; even those who don’t get infected may still be getting sick because of it. The latest research suggests that deadly heart attacks are one of the health risks affected by the pandemic. In a new study from JAMA Cardiology, researchers looked at more than 14,700 patients in several states more »

COVID-19 and You: How to Help Reduce Your Chances of a Bad Case

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You’ve probably heard that many people who get COVID-19 have light symptoms or no symptoms at all. Others aren’t so lucky. People with certain conditions are at a greater risk for bad problems when COVID-19 strikes. According to the CDC, obesity, diabetes, and high blood pressure increase the chances that a patient will have severe symptoms or need a machine more »

COVID-19 and Your Heart

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Since COVID-19 started spreading around the world earlier this year, doctors have realized that it is especially dangerous for people with heart problems and risk factors for heart disease like high blood pressure. COVID-19 mostly affects the lungs, but when the lungs don’t work well, it puts a strain on the heart.  If you already have a heart condition, high more »

Tai Chi Boosts Heart Health!

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More and more people are taking up Tai Chi to improve their health. Did you know that this ancient martial art has a number of important benefits for the heart? Tai Chi involves a series of graceful, gentle movements that can get your heart rate up while also relaxing your mind. It’s been called meditation in motion. Many people find more »

Battling Quarantine Weight Gain

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Restrictions on some activities are starting to lift around the country, so it’s a good time to take stock of your health.  Weeks under lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic have been challenging!  Here’s what’s happening in many households: Less exercise Many people are getting less physical activity than they used to. Gyms and exercise studios may still be closed more »