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Diabetes drug might also ease heart failure risk

SUNDAY, Nov. 11, 2018– The diabetes drug Farxiga might do double-duty for patients, helping to ward off another killer, heart failure, new research shows. Type 2 diabetics who took Farxiga saw their odds of hospitalization for heart failure drop by 27 percent compared to those who took a placebo, according …

Start exercising to cut heart failure risk – UPI.com

SATURDAY, May 19, 2018 — Attention, middle-age couch potatoes: There’s still time to lower your risk of heart failure, a condition affecting more than 5 million Americans. Getting the recommended 150 minutes a week of moderate physical activity can reduce your risk in just six years, according to new research …

Fewer Americans hospitalized for heart failure – UPI.com

The number of Americans hospitalized for heart failure has dropped substantially since 2002, but blacks still face higher risks, a new study finds. TUESDAY, June 27, 2017 — The number of Americans hospitalized for heart failure has dropped substantially since 2002, but blacks still face higher risks, a new study …

Severe obesity and heart failure – UPI.com

Severe obesity appears to be an independent risk factor for heart failure, a new study suggests. FRIDAY, Sept. 16, 2016 — Severe obesity appears to be an independent risk factor for heart failure, a new study suggests. Researchers from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore reviewed data from more than 13,000 American …

Exercise is essential for heart failure patients – UPI.com

THURSDAY, May 26, 2016 — Physical activity may help extend survival for patients with heart failure, a new review suggests. “Patients with heart failure should not be scared of exercise damaging them or killing them,” said principal investigator Rod Taylor, director of the Exeter Clinical Trials Unit at the University …

Heart Failure: a Growing Problem Worldwide – US News

International experts seeking to improve patient survival andquality of life share vital guidance. The term is heart failure – but it may also be aptly described as an action: The heart is failing. A normally chronic, irreversible and progressive condition, heart failure arises when the weakened heart muscle isn’t able to pump all the …