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.
Every year you are faced with the decision to get your flu shot, or not. While shots are never a welcomed experience, there are many benefits to the flu shot.
During the holidays, having a cold heart is a popular metaphor for lacking compassion and a loving spirit. Like so many, this metaphor contains an element of truth. Studies have revealed that cold weather affects our physical hearts and can increase the risk of cardiovascular disease and heart attack.
Unfortunately, dementia and other forms of mild cognitive impairment cannot be cured once they start. But a new study may indicate there might be a way to prevent it.