A Happy Marriage Positively Influences Heart Health, Study Says

Those are major factors in heart health, because they supply the neck and head with oxygen-filled blood. When carotid arteries become too thick, they can also narrow. Together, those problems can lead to a buildup of artery plaque that is considered a major detriment to overall heart health. The study results were recently published in the Psychosomatic Medicine journal, and indicated that subjects who reported having negative interactions with a partner were more likely to have thicker carotid arteries. It was also determined that those people had an 8.5 percent higher risk of heart health problems compared with individuals who interacted with their partners in positive ways. Heart health, then, may not only be linked to biological factors, the amount we exercise, or what we choose to eat. It is known that emotional well-being is also essential for good health. Since problems like excessive stress can also cause an increased risk of heart problems, it makes sense why its worth the effort to build and maintain a strong and happy marriage that is able to withstand even occasional difficulties.
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Opinion: The real gun problem is mental health, not NRA – CNN.com

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HIDE CAPTION Some of the worst mass shootings in U.S. Could UCSB shooting have been prevented? Rep: Don’t be in denial of mental illness The truth is that commitment laws shouldn’t be a stopgap to prevent imminent harm, but rather seen as an essential tool to help a loved one needing treatment before things reach the imminent harm stage. Next, we’ve got to connect the dots between mental health records and National Instant Background Check. In 2014, Mayors Against Illegal Guns released a report calling for states to close this gap. It found that 11 states and the District of Columbia have no reporting laws, and another 12 states have submitted fewer than 100 mental health records to the national background check system. But connecting the dots won’t help unless every gun sale is subject to an instant background check imposed on all licensed gun retailers. And finally, the police need tools as well. They need training and the discretion to ask about and remove guns from any household where there is a domestic dispute, a call for a “well-being check,” or a person who exhibits violent or unstable behavior.
Opinion: The real gun problem is mental health, not NRA – CNN.com

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