Treating Depression May Be Important For Heart Health.

The Salt Lake (UT) Tribune (3/17, McDonald) reports that “treating depression may be just as important for your heart as taking care of high cholesterol,” according to a study conducted by researchers at Intermountain Healthcare. Researchers arrived at that conclusion after analyzing “patient records and rates of death, coronary artery disease and stroke for more than 26,000 patients treated by Intermountain over a three-year period,” then comparing data “to records for 5,311 patients identified as having moderate to severe depression based on a nine-question depression screening, which assessed factors such as mood, sleep and appetite.”

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— “Utah study: Treating your depression helps your heart,”Amy McDonald, The Salt Lake Tribune, March 17, 2015.

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