Heart Health

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Does Medicare cover replacement electrodes for AEDs?

Automatic External Defibrillators, more commonly known as AEDs, provide a jump-start to a person's heart after or while they are suffering from a heart attack, heart arrhythmia, or the like.

How much does Medicare cover for my defibrillator replacement batteries?

An automatic external defibrillator, also called a home defibrillator, is a piece of durable medical equipment that creates an electrical pulse and is used when a person's heart is beating irregularly or stops functioning altogether.

Good news: It's never too late to start exercising

A new study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine found that exercising late in life can help older adults with healthy aging.

Is sudden cardiac arrest really so sudden?

People with heart conditions have to take special precautions in order to maintain wellness.

Why older hearts can't beat as fast

It's no surprise that we get slower with age - you'll hear it from a seniors themselves. But what is it exactly that slows us down?

Gardening, housework and DIY projects can boost heart health

A recent study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine found that people age 60 and older who garden, do housework and/or do do it yourself projects lower the risk of heart attack and stroke and prolong life but as much as 30 percent.

Arthritis and heart disease risks determined by health habits

A new study by researchers from the United Kingdom found that older women who engage in regular exercise and are non-smokers have a considerable lower risk of developing later-in-life conditions than their less-healthy counterparts.

Want to prevent heart conditions? Exercise!

A new study published in the British Medical Journal found that exercise is as good as, and sometimes even better, than prescription medications for protecting people from future strokes, heart attacks and diabetes.