Before most of us venture out into the cold, we protect our hands with gloves, cover our head with a hat and slip on a warm… Read More
An important step toward being heart healthy is understanding the risk factors for a range of heart-related diseases. And while some are genetic, many are tied to lifestyle choices like smoking and exercise.
Are you hypertensive? You may want to check again. The American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology introduced new guidelines last week for high… Read More
Each year, nearly 800,000 people in the U.S. experience a new or recurrent stroke, according to the American Stroke Association. While your risk for stroke increases… Read More
For most of us, when we hear the term “dementia,” we think of Alzheimer’s disease. However, if you have heart disease or risk factors for heart… Read More
It wasn’t until the morning after her heart attack that Pat Otterness realized she could have died.
“I asked one of the nurses how serious it was… Read More
While birth defects, infections or conditions such as heart disease may cause heart valve problems, the most common cause today is aging. “Every moment, our heart… Read More