Summer heat is just around the corner. Exercising is important for a healthy lifestyle; however, in the heat, it can be dangerous.
The American Heart Association raves about the ECG app monitor on the Apple Watch. However, cardiologists are cautious.
Technology is always expanding. One of the most exciting products on the market is the Apple Watch. Cutting-edge gadgets and apps are bringing easy healthcare monitoring to more people. Improving and maintaining health is getting easier for everyone, not just fitness monitor users. READ MORE »
Heart disease is the number one killer of women, and you can keep your mom’s heart strong by spoiling her this Mother’s Day in different ways. Here are three ways you can celebrate your mother’s love by helping her take care of her heart.
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If you think of stretched and bulging veins when asked for your family’s medical history, you may begin to become concerned that varicose veins are hereditary. Varicose veins are veins that swell when the vein’s valves leak, causing blood to flow backward and pool in the vein. The vein walls weaken and stretch.
Workers caught up in the rat race take only half the vacation time they have earned. While there is nothing wrong with working hard, it is important to remember the benefits of rest.
They say dogs are man’s best friend. There is nothing like the unconditional love of a dog, but dogs can literally heal the heart. According to the American Heart Association, owning a dog decreases the risk of heart disease.
Dementia includes multiple symptoms affecting memory, thinking, and social abilities. 1 in 6 women and 1 in 10 men over 55 years of age will develop dementia in their lifetime. It may come as a surprise that the heart has a direct effect on brain health. Vascular issues cause 1 in 3 cases of dementia.
The number of hospitalizations and deaths related to energy drinks is on the rise. Although most contain caffeine and sugar similar to drinks like soda, there are additional unhealthy ingredients in energy drinks. Specialized “energy blends” are herbs and chemicals that may include ginseng, taurine, B vitamins, among others. The effects of these ingredients on cardiovascular health is unknown.
A heart attack, or myocardial infarction, occurs when the flow of blood to the heart is disrupted. Without blood, the heart is deprived of oxygen and nutrients and ceases to properly function. Heart attacks may be sudden and intense but can also be a slow process with minimal pain. It is important to know the symptoms and warning signs of a heart attack and to act quickly to save a life.