Why It’s So Important to Keep Moving

Inactivity produced spikes in blood sugar levels in healthy young volunteers, which may help explain why sedentary behavior raises the risk of Type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

The Sleep Apnea Business Is Booming, And Insurers Aren’t Happy

Sleep apnea is a condition that can raise the risk of several serious illnesses, including heart disease. Testing for the condition is a lucrative business, and sleep labs have sprung up across the country. But as spending skyrockets, insurers are rethinking how they pay for testing to curb costs.

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The Sleep Apnea Business Is Booming, And Insurers Aren’t Happy

Sleep apnea is a condition that can raise the risk of several serious illnesses, including heart disease. Testing for the condition is a lucrative business, and sleep labs have sprung up across the country. But as spending skyrockets, insurers are rethinking how they pay for testing to curb costs.

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Sleep Problems in Police Officers Take Heavy Toll

More than a third of police officers have a sleep disorder, and those who do are more likely to experience heart disease, problems with job performance and rage toward suspects and citizens, a new study suggests.

Python Could Help Treat Heart Disease

Adult Burmese pythons can swallow prey as large as deer. Now, researchers from the University of Colorado, Boulder say the way the python’s heart balloons after it eats could help treat human heart disease. Molecular biologist Leslie Leinwand discusses her team’s python experiments.

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Eating Your Way To A Healthy Heart (If You’re A Python)

Pythons can eat up to quarter of their body weight, or 40 pounds, in one meal. It turns out those huge meals are good for their hearts and may offer insight into how to treat heart disease in humans.

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Eating Your Way To A Healthy Heart (If You’re A Python)

Pythons can eat up to quarter of their body weight, or 40 pounds, in one meal. It turns out those huge meals make their hearts stronger and may offer insight into how to treat heart disease in humans.

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Midlife Weight Loss Cuts Heart Risk

Being overweight as a teenager carries a greater risk of being an overweight adult, along with an increased risk of dying from heart disease. But overweight adolescents who slim down in middle age may lower their risk, a new study shows.