Monthly Archive for January, 2017

: January, 2017

Blood Test of the Future

What if a simple blood test could tell you exactly what type of exercise would be most beneficial for you? A research team led by Robert Gerszten, MD, Chief of Cardiovascular Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), is using a more-than $11 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to make this idea

Do Fitness Trackers Really Work? See How They Do — and Don’t — Measure Up

Over the past several years, fitness trackers have grown in popularity and sophistication. If one of your New Year’s resolutions was to step up your exercise regimen, you might be considering adding one of these wearable devices to your wardrobe. A number of recent studies have looked at the benefits and limitations of fitness trackers.

Cheers! Five Surprising Facts About Alcohol and Your Heart

 Know the Risks & Benefits of Your Cup of Cheer  Before you raise your glass, you should be aware of some important ways that alcohol affects your heart. For example, did you know that: In the hour after alcohol consumption, a person’s risk of stroke and heart attack doubles? Potentially dangerous arrhythmias can result from too