Articles relating to 'heart disease'

Never break a woman’s heart!

women heart diseaseRemember the lyrics to that classic song, “Don’t take your love away from me, don’t leave my heart in misery, if you go then I’ll be blue, because breaking up is hard to do.”

At some point in your life you may have felt similar emotions and can relate that breaking up really is hard to do. Not … Read More

Short people are at greater risk of this…

short-people-more-prone-to-heart-diseaseThere are factors in life that you may never think would impact your health. Foot or hand size for example doesn’t seem to show a correlation with increased risk of illness.

But other factors – which you may have overlooked up until now – surprisingly do play a role in your risk of developing disease. In particular, your … Read More

Odds are you won’t die from this disease after all…

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This may be a familiar story: A man in his 70s has taken blood pressure medication since he was 50 because of high blood pressure and the associated risk of heart disease.

At 50, the man was also told to change his diet, cut down on the salt and saturated fat, and make sure to get regular exercise…. Read More

Chewing gum protects your heart?

heart, heart diseaseIt’s time we all enjoyed a stick of gum to calm down and protect our hearts!

That goes for both men and women, whose behaviors (and underlying hormones) can affect their health in different ways.

A recent study caught my attention because it looked at stress and how the sexes differ in how they handle stress – and … Read More

You are definitely at risk of heart disease if…

shutterstock_58495486Diabetes and heart disease are two issues you may not have considered go hand in hand. They do.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), diabetes deaths are set to rise by more than 50 percent in the next decade alone. Gaining awareness about this disease and your risk factors has a special importance with such staggering numbers, … Read More

A cup of this every day keeps the cardiologist away

DIABETES, HEART DISEASE, PREVENTIONDo you ever want to pour yourself another tall glass of milk? Indulge in an extra-cheese pizza slice, or a double-scoop ice cream cone?

If you’re anything like me, it can be tough to turn down offers of these delicious dairy products. But that’s OK because milk isn’t just for your bones. The consumption of dairy may help … Read More

Heart patients to live longer thanks to new gene therapy

HEART DISEASE, LIVE LONGERImagine that one day we might be able to save people’s hearts by replacing their pacemakers with an injection of genes. Well, such “grow-your-own” pacemakers are now one step closer to reality.

Research and development is well underway. By injecting a single gene into ailing pigs suffering from a condition that slows heart rates, scientists have successfully converted … Read More

You’re prone to cancer if you live in one of these areas

cancer, heart disease, cancerMost of us know that there are certain risk factors associated with cancers. Smoking, for one thing, is linked to a higher risk of lung cancer, while the use of tanning beds raises the risk of skin cancer.

But a new study is now suggesting that poverty may have something to do with certain types of cancer, too…. Read More

The foods that give you high blood pressure

blood pressure, heart diseaseThe next time you have a hankering for a gooey cheese spread to go with your crackers, some Parmesan on top of that bowl of pasta, or even a supersized cola to wash it all down, you should really take a moment to think it through.

New information has surfaced explaining how phosphate-rich foods, like the ones mentioned … Read More

Why You Need To Worry About Prescription Testosterone

heart attack, heart diseaseHealth regulators are bringing the dangers surrounding testosterone drugs to the forefront.

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), men who take prescription testosterone drugs are at greater risk of experiencing a stroke, heart attack and even death.

Heads-up!

A recent study published in the journal PLOS ONE suggests the risk of cardiovascular disease is increased … Read More

Heart Disease Linked With Body Aches And Pains

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How’s your heart these days? Beating strong and filled with love and joy might be the goal, but the odds are against you when it comes to heart health.

By the year 2020, in fact, medical experts estimate that almost 40 percent of all deaths worldwide will be related to cardiovascular disease. So the push is on to … Read More

Eat For Your Heart: Don’t Skimp On Healthy Fat

178538469Olives, fish and fruits and vegetables, please, fill my plate!

More and more, scientists are finding that people who adopt a Mediterranean diet experience a lower risk of cardiovascular-related death than those who follow a strictly low-fat diet.

In a recent study published this February in the American Journal of Medicine, researchers analyzed data on diet and … Read More

Do One Simple Thing To Protect Your Heart

451680173Too many burgers and French fries with a donut chaser aren’t doing your ticker any favors. In moderation, please!

In fact, poor diet is setting you up for heart disease and stroke, and it’s bound to catch up with you – given the odds. Cardiovascular disease accounts for one in three deaths in the United States.

As a … Read More

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