It’s almost flu season, which has many of us looking at the pros and cons of getting the flu vaccine to protect us against the nasty influenza virus this year. While fear of needles or other health concerns may weigh heavily on your con list, a recent meta-analysis published in the Journal of the American Medical Association has just added a significant item to the pro-vaccine list that you probably didn’t anticipate. According to the study, not only could receiving …Read more
Cardiac disease is the #1 killer in the world today, with more than 600,000 people in the U.S. dying from stroke, heart attack, and other cardiac disorders every year. About 715,000 Americans suffer from a heart attack yearly, and 795,000 people suffer from stroke.
Sadly, at the heart of most of these deadly cardiac tragedies lies the presence of a blood clot, that had been lurking somewhere in the person’s body but had managed to escape anyone’s attention.
If you were having a heart attack, would you know it? If you’re a woman, there’s a chance you might miss the warning signs. While a man clutching his chest or grabbing his left arm often comes to mind when you think about what a heart attack looks like, recent research published in JAMA Internal Medicine found that one in five women under the age of 55 having a heart attack don’t experience any chest pain, and many have no …Read more
When we think of a victim of a heart attack, our minds tend to automatically visualize an older adult. But, shockingly, people of all ages can experience a heart attack – even someone in their twenties. Moreover, according to a new study, researchers are learning how to detect the early signs of a potential heart attack looming in someone’s future from an even younger age.
The American Heart Association recently determined that teenagers exhibiting high blood pressure with heart disease …Read more