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Senior Health and Heart Disease: What to Know

Senior Health and Heart Disease: What to Know

Keep your ticker beating strong into old age! As the years pass by, your heart becomes more and more vulnerable to heart disease. In fact, once your reach 65, you have an 84 percent chance of passing from heart disease. …

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How Does the Sodium in My Diet Affect My Blood Pressure

How Does the Sodium in My Diet Affect My Blood Pressure

If you understand the link between sodium and blood pressure, you'll understand why it's important to make healthy dietary choices. Chances are you pay attention to calories and maybe even fat, but do you keep an eye on the sodium in your …

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How To Reduce Your Risk of Stroke

How To Reduce Your Risk of Stroke

Take a few steps to reduce your risk of stroke and you just might save your life. Stroke is the cause of one in every 18 deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC), making it the leading cause of …

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Unexpected Heart Attack Symptoms in Women

Unexpected Heart Attack Symptoms in Women

When it comes to a heart attack, the symptoms women experience can sometimes be surprisingly different than the symptoms men suffer. Heart attack symptoms in women are not necessarily what you think they might be. Signs can vary from person to …

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Top Ways To Reduce Your Risk of Heart Disease

Top Ways To Reduce Your Risk of Heart Disease

Yes, you can reduce your risk of heart disease. The bad news: heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women. The good news: there are ways that you can reduce your risk of …

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Am I Having a Heart Attack?

Am I Having a Heart Attack?

Learn the telltale signs and symptoms of a heart attack. Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the U.S. As a result, familiarizing yourself with the signs of a heart attack–and immediately calling 911 if you recognize …

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Who’s a Candidate for Weight Loss Surgery?

Who’s a Candidate for Weight Loss Surgery?

Did you know that around 97 million Americans are considered obese and morbidly obese? Obesity occurs when the body accumulates fat that is disproportionate to healthy standards. Being obese can lead to major health problems such as diabetes and heart …

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What Can Cause Blood Clots?

What Can Cause Blood Clots?

Blood clots in the veins and arteries can be caused by a number of factors. While sometimes clotting can be beneficial in the stopping of excessive bleeding, other times clotting itself can be quite dangerous. Knowing what causes blood clots …

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Ejection Fraction: What It Is and Why It Matters

Ejection Fraction: What It Is and Why It Matters

If you or a family member has been diagnosed with a heart condition, you may have heard the doctor or nurse mention the term ejection fraction. If you aren’t quite certain what it means, you’re not alone. Many people have …

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Alcohol: Knowing Your Limits

Alcohol: Knowing Your Limits

The holiday season is upon is, and as your schedule fills up with dinners, office parties and social gatherings, it’s important to be aware of your alcohol intake. There is a point when having a few becomes a few too …

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