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How To Open Your Heart Chakra

Alexa_Space/Shutterstock By Raegan Davies/Aug. 26, 2021 2:29 pm EDT Whether it’s from a yoga class or from your time on TikTok, you’ve most likely heard the word chakra before. As with many elements of spiritual and energy healing, though, the exact definition and how to go about understanding chakras’ functions can be confusing, especially to a […]

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Statin use among heart failure patients can reduce cancer risk

Statin use among patients with heart failure is associated with a 16% lower risk of developing cancer compared with non-statin users during an average of four years of follow-up, according to new research published today (Wednesday) in the European Heart Journal. In addition, the study found that statin use was associated with a 26% reduced […]

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New review reports significant drop in people receiving cardiac rehabilitation during the pandemic

The number of people engaging with life-enhancing cardiac rehabilitation clinics has declined during the pandemic, according to a BMJ clinical update which makes the case for more home-based and virtual alternatives. Before the covid-19 pandemic, 100,000 people were admitted to hospital with heart attacks and approximately 200,000 were diagnosed with heart failure annually in the […]

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Stair-climbing routines provide cardiovascular and muscular benefits to heart patients

A team of McMaster University researchers who studied heart patients found that stair-climbing routines, whether vigorous or moderate, provide significant cardiovascular and muscular benefits. The findings, published in closely related studies in the journals Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise and Frontiers, address the most frequently cited barriers to exercise: time, equipment and access […]

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Tailored, earlier heart failure rehab has physical, emotional benefits for patients

An innovative cardiac rehabilitation intervention started earlier and more custom-tailored to the individual improved physical function, frailty, quality-of-life, and depression in hospitalized heart failure patients, compared to traditional rehabilitation programs. Supported by the National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National institutes of Health, these new study results were published May 16 in the […]