When I flip my calendar to February, two things usually come to my mind. One, I’m getting tired of the cold and snowy winter, and two, Valentine’s Day is coming. Now, I don’t know how you feel about this “holiday," but I... Read more
Heart disease is not a disease that only affects men. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), heart disease kills more than 500,000 women annually. In 2001, well over half of the people who died from heart disease were women.
Yet... Read more
We all know that for optimum heart health we need to eat a healthy diet, exercise and not smoke. But did you know that the little things you do every day can have a big impact on the most important muscle in your body?
We put together a list of... Read more
If only there were two or three more hours in a day, then I’d be able to reach the bottom of my to-do list. But between children, work and juggling the needs of an elderly mother, there never seems to be enough time. And like many women, exerci... Read more
So you just found out that you have high cholesterol, or perhaps you have a strong family history of heart disease and want to do your best to prevent it. So you head to the pharmacy or health food store for help, only to be bombarded by countless su... Read more
So even though I have been doing very well so far a potluck Superbowl party was my down fall last night. I was never good at any buffet and now know I really have to work on it. Didn't eat as much as I usually would have but still too much.... Read more
Making the most of my extra shift at work! Doing calf raises, squats, etc while watching for the 3 breathes of each patient every 15min.. and haven't used elevator at all tonight, only stairs!... Read more
Motivation is low. I'm getting bad into eating crappy foods such as mcdonalds. I'll do so good during the day but its usually supper/late nights. I'm getting depressed and stressed about University too. Maybe thats whats triggering it? :( help me!... Read more
Tight control of BP (blood pressure) in diabetics lowers the risk of strokes, heart attacks and heart failure and slows the progression of diabetic kidney disease...Read more at the link below... Read more
Fact: Heart Attacks are the #1 killer of Americans. Check out the American Heart Association's web-site. The food we consume affects our LDL cholesterol levels (the bad) and our HDL (the good) Foods high in saturated fat, & hydrogenated fat cause... Read more
How many of you have watched a movie or TV show where one of the characters, who has experienced a stressful situation in her life, suffers from what appears to be a classic heart attack but isn't? While this may sound a little farfetched, doctors ar... Read more
Editor's Note: February is Heart Health month, aimed at bringing awareness to the #1 killer in America. Today we're sharing an interview with Dr. Patrice Desvigne-Nickens on behalf of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI... Read more
In a previous blog, I mentioned that I had a stress test and an echocardiogram because a prior EKG indicated that I had a heart attack some time in the past.
Today I had a follow-up with a cardiologist to get the results of the test. I passed w... Read more
I'm a 53-year-old female and what I thought on November 18 was an allergy attack was a heart attack! I'd been having the burning in my chest for three days and I work in a hospital so I decided to go to the er to get a Benadril shot. Within an hour I... Read more
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