When it’s time for a snack, what do you tend to reach for? A bag of chips or crackers?
It can be a little frustrating to learn that certain health risks are out of your control, but a new study released by the Journal of the American College of Cardiology has indicated that the onset of menopause can raise a woman’s risk for heart disease.
Donating blood is a quick and simple process that could mean the difference in life and death for patients needing blood transfusions due to an accident or medical procedure. But did you know there is another lesser-known benefit to donating blood?
If you knew that 80% of a medical condition that is the leading cause of long term disability in the US was preventable, wouldn’t you want to bring attention to it?
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.
Since we are focusing on your heart in February, we must discuss diabetes.
Here’s the classic movie scene…an older man gets upset, clutches his chest and collapses to the ground. In this scenario, almost everyone would bet that the man is having a heart attack. The problem is that sometimes heart attacks aren’t so obvious, especially in women. Interestingly, the overall number of deaths caused by heart disease has decreased over the years, but the numbers haven’t decreased as much in women as in men. As we begin American Heart Month, let’s talk about why.
Is lack of sleep causing a disruption in your day-to-day life? An impact on your normal functions – work, appetite, school - might not be where it stops.
The American Heart Association recommends that everyone get 150 minutes of moderate exercise or 75 minutes of vigorous exercise weekly to promote a healthier life.
Heart Disease is the number one killer of women in America and it is an indiscriminate killer. Heart disease does not care if you are young or old, fit or overweight, or if you have no family history of the disease. It can strike anyone at anytime.