Ida-linked deaths climb to 6, with hundreds of thousands still without power
More than 985,000 electric customers across Louisiana woke up Wednesday in the dark again, with complete power restoration potentially weeks away. More than 768,000 of those outages were from Entergy, the state’s largest power provider.washingtonpost.com
When snow shoveling becomes dangerous: What you need to know
DETROIT – Depending on your age and health history, you may want to stay away from trying to shovel snow. Each year, shoveling snow sends more than 11,000 people to the hospital. 4 really popular health mythsThe cold temperatures also increase the risk for heart attack because the arteries constrict and this increases blood pressure. These groups should avoid snow shoveling entirely. It is sometimes difficult to distinguish arm and chest pain from muscle strain and heart pain, so stop with the onset of any type of pain.
High schoolers cope in pandemic era
There are many aspects to pay attention to if you’re trying to be more healthy, including your heart. If you’re concerned about heart disease, high blood pressure or your overall heart health, there are certain behaviors and habits you should drop and other ones you should pick up to make sure your heart is performing its best.chicagotribune.com
Black coffee linked to reduced risk of heart failure, data shows
New data from the American Heart Association suggests drinking coffee straight black can reduce the risk of heart failure in the long term. Drinking one or more cups of plain (black), leaded coffee a day was associated with a long-term reduced risk of heart failure, according to a review of diet data from three major studies using analytic tools from the American Heart Association. “We identified multiple dietary and behavioral risk factors for cardiovascular disease outcomes including marital status, red meat consumption, whole milk consumption, and coffee consumption. Among these dietary variables, increasing coffee consumption was associated with decreasing long-term risk of heart failure (HF) congruently in FHS (Framingham Heart Study), ARIC (Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities), and CHS (Cardiovascular Heart Study). Further study is warranted to better define the role, possible causality, and potential mechanism of coffee consumption as a potential modifiable risk factor for HF.” American Heart AssociationMore: Healthy Heart news
Cardiologists say iPhone 12 could pose danger to people with defibrillators, pacemakers
DETROIT – Doctors at Henry Ford said that an iPhone 12 can pose dangers to people with an implanted defibrillators or pacemakers. READ: Henry Ford doctors say iPhone 12 can disrupt defibrillators, pacemakersA recent study found that the magnet in the iPhone 12 has the potential to stop the implanted device from working. “When I first was reading about the new iPhone, they said the magnet was so strong, you could actually attach it to your refrigerator. You know, I wonder what it would do to a potential device,” Dr. Greenberg said. It’s not just the iPhone 12 that doctors are concerned about.
Henry Ford doctors say iPhone 12 can disrupt defibrillators, pacemakers
DETROIT – Cardiologists at the Henry Ford Heart and Vascular Institute said that the magnet in the iPhone 12 can disrupt the function of a defibrillator. Their findings are backed by a warning from Apple that tells people with implanted pacemakers and defibrillators to keep their devices more than 6 inches apart. READ: Metro Detroit doctor encourages people to pay more attention to their heart healthMedical devices such as implanted pacemakers and defibrillators might contain sensors that respond to magnets and radios when in close contact. AppleAccording to Henry Ford, there are more than 300,000 recipients of implanted defibrillators and pacemakers every year. Henry Ford cardiologists, led by Gurjit Singh, M.D., released a manuscript about their findings and submitted it to the medical journal HeartRhythm.
Beecher’s Jacoby Sanders one of four Flint-area football players to sign with SVSU
MORRIS TOWNSHIP, MI – Jacoby Sanders isn’t one on of those guys who needed an athletic scholarship to go to college. Sanders’ brother, Earnest, is playing football at Kentucky and his father Earnest Sanders III played football for Michigan from 1993-96. “It’s the best opportunity for me,” said the 6-foot, 165-pound Sanders, who was flanked by his father and football coach Anthony Branch when he signed his letter of intent. Sanders also plays basketball and will likely be one of Beecher’s top players this season. You are an example for all kids coming up.”Sanders said he had eight offers to play football.mlive.com
Getting your heart health back on track: What you need to know
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating effect on heart health in so many different ways. To get back on track, Dr. Crawford said it is important to know your numbers. AdIf yours is high, don’t ignore it. A lot of people go into heart failure or get thick heart muscles, or end up on kidney dialysis way earlier in life just because of uncontrolled high blood pressure. You know, so many people says it’s because ‘I am getting older.’ I hear people 46 say, ‘I am getting older.’ Yeah, I don’t think so,” said Crawford.
New noninvasive heart procedure at Beaumont Health shortens recovery time
ROYAL OAK, Mich. – Imagine heart surgery without anesthesia, breathing tubes and weeks of recovery time. A new noninvasive surgery is being offered at Beaumont Hospital that has the patient awake for the procedure. Mary Olk didn’t have any symptoms when the doctors discovered a new issue with her heart. “It wasn’t scary at all.”Olk is one of only a few dozen Beaumont patients who had heart surgery while she was awake. A group of Beaumont Health Care Heroes received the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine Tuesday afternoon.
Column: It’s not too late to decide to stay home for Thanksgiving
It may break your heart, and maybe someone else’s, not to have the Thanksgiving of your plans and dreams. But think of it this way: Sacrifice can be an act of gratitude. Giving up something for the common good is a form of giving thanks.chicagotribune.com
St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor named within top 50 cardiovascular hospitals in US
ANN ARBOR, Mich – Fortune and IBM Watson Health have named St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor one of the 50 best cardiovascular hospitals in the United States. The ranking comes from the annual Fortune/IBM 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals study, which highlights top-performing cardiovascular hospitals. It is the third year in a row that St. Joe’s has been recognized by the study, and the hospital’s eleventh year receiving the honor. “Our hospital consistently ranks among the best in the nation when it comes to caring for the cardiovascular needs of those we serve,” said Alonzo Lewis, president of St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor and Livingston in a release. St. Joe’s was also on Fortune and IBM Watson Health’s 100 Top Hospitals list earlier in the year.
Dad of teen killed in Calumet Township home says son had new job, was getting started in life
“Even when I was hard on him, he always took it to heart and did better,” he said. “The one big fight we had was over his phone and grades. Once I took his phone, he made sure to get his grades back up.”chicagotribune.com
Betsy Meter, Tricia Keith Announced As Go Red For Women Luncheon Co-Chairs
(CBS DETROIT) – The American Heart Association has named Betsy Meter and Tricia Keith to bring awareness to women’s greatest heath threat, cardiovascular disease as the Go Red for Women Luncheon co-chairs. The Go Red for Women Luncheon will be held Friday, Feb. 26, 2021 featuring a ‘Faces of Heart’ theme with storytelling from women who have been impacted by heart disease and stroke from diverse backgrounds and communities. “The American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women mission and purpose to fight heart disease and stroke has really resonated with me as cardiac events are on the rise in young women” said Betsy Meter, Michigan Managing Partner, KPMG LLP. In addition, heart disease and stroke symptoms can present differently in women compared to men. As a result, more research is needed to close gender disparity gaps when it comes to cardiovascular research, treatment and care.detroit.cbslocal.com
Detroit duo Cousin Mouth gears up to support Tyler, the Creator fave Slow Hollows at Deluxx Fluxx
But when it comes to Cousin Mouth , producer and beatmaker Lexi and singer-songwriter Alex Burns actually are making something special. Formed in 2014, Cousin Mouth synced up with the artists embedded in the creative breeding hub of Assemble Sound, working alongside producer Eddie Logix for the duos ambient R&B-steeped debut,. Recently, Slow Hollows frontman Austin Anderson appeared on Frank Oceansand, as well as on Tylersand. Tyler repaid the favor on Slow Hollows single Heart, where he served as producer. Get our top picks for the best events in Detroit every Thursday morning.metrotimes.com
Study: Cardiac patients who are lonely have a higher risk of death
Cardiac patients face a higher risk of death within a year of being discharged from the hospital if they feel lonely, according to a new study published Monday in the journal Heart. They compared it to the national registry a year later to determine what happened to the patients' cardiac health and how many died. "This builds up on evidence that loneliness is a very, very serious risk factor," said Anne Vinggaard Christensen, lead author of the study. Living alone wasn't associated with feeling lonely, the study found it was actually associated with a lower risk of anxiety and depression that than for those who live with other people. Living alone, however, was associated with a higher risk of poor cardiac health among men.cnbc.com
Daytime naps may be linked to healthy heart, researchers say
Pexels.com(CNN) - Some good news for nap fanatics -- a new study has found that a daytime nap taken once or twice a week could lower the risk of heart attacks or strokes. Researchers from the University Hospital of Lausanne, Switzerland studied the association between napping frequency and duration and the risk of fatal and non-fatal cardiovascular disease complications. The observational study, which was published in Heart, the journal of the British Cardiovascular Society, found that no such association emerged for greater frequency or duration of naps. While some studies have been done on the impact of napping on heart health, many published studies fail to consider napping frequency or duration, the researchers said. It's often difficult to untangle what is cause and effect, especially when some serious conditions, such as coronary heart disease, can be largely symptom-free for decades prior to a critical complication such as a heart attack," he told the Science Media Centre (SMC) in London.
The duo spreading love in the Heart of Detroit
In the Heart of Detroit Michelle and Al Clemens are proving that it can happen. Ian Clemens was a teenager with a heart of gold. To honor their sons dream, Michelle and Al started the Ian Clemens Memorial Scholarship for Wayne County high school students looking to become an engineer. So far, the organization has been able to help eight students and many more to come. The amazing Mom and Dad duo also talk with other families and bring support to the hospitals.
Can you die from a broken heart?
Researchers says people would suffer from sudden onset of heart muscle weakness and heart failure after being subjected to emotional trauma - like the death of a spouse - may suffer from Broken-Heart Syndrome, which can be fatal. Susan Spencer reports. Originally broadcast February 15, 2015.cbsnews.com
Can you die from a broken heart?
Can you die from a broken heart? Researchers says people would suffer from sudden onset of heart muscle weakness and heart failure after being subjected to emotional trauma - like the death of a spouse - may suffer from Broken-Heart Syndrome, which can be fatal. Susan Spencer reports.cbsnews.com