Summer is an optimal time of year for those of all ages to hit the surf, go on vacation, participate in sports, and essentially spend a lot of time outdoors. When it comes to heart and cardiovascular health, patients hear time and time again how important it is to stay physically active–whether it’s brisk walking, running, or aerobics.
Whether you call it love handles, a spare tire or a muffin top, no one likes that extra fat around the middle of the abdomen. Belly fat is stubborn, hard to get rid of and may actually indicate an increased risk for heart disease.
That amazing feeling you have when you wake up after a solid night of sleep is only the beginning of the benefits your body receives from restorative rest. It's key to a heart-healthy lifestyle.
In the state of Mississippi, 700,000 people have been diagnosed with high blood pressure and thousands more are at risk. High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is one of the major risks of both heart disease and stroke.
Many people don’t realize that heart disease is the number one killer of Americans each year. What they also don’t realize is that it can largely be prevented by simple lifestyle changes. Read to learn more about heart disease and what you can do to prevent it.
February is American Heart Month and Go Red for Women month. Learn more about how heart disease affects women and what your personal risk factors may be.
Just as the name suggests, lung disease is any of a number of disorders that impact the lungs. You have two lungs which are the main organs responsible for the process of breathing.
No matter how much attention you pay to important women’s health issues, if you avoid your heart health, you could be setting yourself up for heart disease or cardiovascular disorders.
As May is Stroke Awareness Month, there’s no better time than the present to learn about stroke risk factors, and symptoms in women.
Did you know that 47% of Americans have at least one of three major risk factors leading to heart disease? Heart disease is the number one cause of death, and yet most people are more cautious about cancer development.