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Pharmacies to offer free heart checks from next month under new NHS initiative

Free heart checks will become available in pharmacies throughout the UK from October, to enable on-the-spot detection of an unhealthy heart. This comes as part of an initiative by the NHS in England aimed at early detection of fatal conditions including heart disease and stroke. From next month, selected chemists will begin rolling out the… Read More »

How to Help Your Heart Weather Extreme Heat

SUNDAY, Aug. 11, 2019 — As extreme heat events become more common, you need to know how to protect your heart. Hot temperatures and high humidity can lead to dehydration, which causes the heart to work harder and puts it at risk, according to the American Heart Association (AHA). Staying hydrated makes it easier for… Read More »

Heart cells’ environment a potentially major factor in heart disease

By William Weir When it comes to heart disease, the health of the scaffold where cardiac cells grow may be a much bigger factor than previously believed. Stuart Campbell, associate professor of biomedical engineering & cellular and molecular physiology, led a team of researchers examined the effects of a diseased extracellular matrix (ECM) — the… Read More »