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Heart Healthy Recipe: Berry Muffins

Makes: 12 muffins Ingredients: 1 2/3 cups rolled oats 3 ripe bananas 1/4 cup olive oil 1/4 cup maple syrup 2 eggs 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/3 cup flaxseed ground 2 tbsp rolled oats (for topping) 1 cup frozen berries Method: Preheat oven to 180 degrees

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Using fat cells from liposuction to repair heart cells

Last year, Dr Yu Suk Choi made a breakthrough finding which will help stiffened heart muscles due to a heart attack restore themselves to healthy cells, giving heart attack patients new hope of a better recovery. “Stem cells derived from fat have a surprising trick up their sleeve – when encouraged to develop on a

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Are family members of patients at an increased risk of heart attack?

Each year approximately 10 million hospitalisations occur in Australia*. Hospitalisation and its aftermath can be very stressful for family members of patients, particularly if the patient’s admission is unexpected. While studies have identified increased anxiety, depression, anger and sleep disturbance among family members, little is known about the impact that this stress can have on

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Heart Healthy Hints for the Holidays

Christmas and New Year tend to be times of celebration, togetherness, and happiness. Yet, they can bring challenges to our physical and emotional health. Here are hints to help you stay healthy and happy during this season of joy. Offer to take a plate – this way you know there will be something healthy to

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What is a Heart Attack?

Each year, around 54,000 Australians suffer a heart attack. This equates to one heart attack every 9 minutes. Heart Research Australia has produced this episode to help people understand what a heart attack is, learn about the warning signs, and how a heart attack is treated. Heart Research Australia, in association with Royal North Shore Hospital and

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Research Update: Can being aware of your own stress lower your risk of heart attack?

Lead Researchers: Prof Geoff Tofler, A/Prof Tom Buckley Increasing evidence shows that heart attacks in some instances can be triggered by external factors such as heavy physical exertion, acute emotional stress, heavy meals, and respiratory infection. For instance, Professor Tofler’s group published their findings that respiratory infection acutely increases the relative risk of heart attack

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