There’s a lot of confusion over the pros and cons of taking low dose aspirin to help prevent of cardiovascular events such as heart attack and stroke. Here’s a look at the research to help determine who might benefit from this therapy, and who should avoid it.
New research has shown that aerobic exercise can be as effective at lowering blood pressure and *more* effective at reducing visceral body fat than commonly prescribed medications.
Today I donated blood to the American Red Cross. I feel great for a number of reasons. The holiday season brings an expected shortage of blood. This is because less people donate due to weather cancellations, higher frequency of colds, and people not wanting to leave their home (hibernation). The frequency of natural disasters have […]
Heart disease is a leading cause of death in the United States and numbers of individuals diagnosed with cardiovascular disease is on the rise. Also on the rise are expensive procedures like open-heart bypass surgeries, angioplasty, stint placements and heart transplants. Luckily, skilled cardiovascular surgeons perform thousands of life saving procedures daily, offering individuals a […]
Heart attack patients are 3 times more likely to develop major depression when compared to general population.1 After an initial heart attack, depression increases the risk of subsequent heart attacks. Interestingly, individuals with depression are more likely to develop heart disease.15 The stress of a major life-threatening event like a heart attack can be cause […]
Checklist for Heart Health Naturally Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women. The more researchers learn about this disease, the more we realize the risk factors involved with it are very preventable. Simple lifestyle changes, including diet, exercise and stress reduction, will ensure a happier […]