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
There are a myriad of factors that affect heart health. From regular exercise to smoking cessation to eating a nutritious diet, there are a number of things you can do to strengthen your heart. But did you know that the mind-body connection can also... Read more
You probably don't think about your teeth that much unless you drink something icy cold or that little postcard reminding you to schedule your next dental appointment shows up in the mail. However, you should really give your pearly whites more a... Read more
Store shelves are drowning is books and magazines dedicated to the care and maintenance of your body. Your abs, your thighs – even your heart – get special attention. But what about your mind?
Why does it seem like the brain, y... Read more
It's easy to say that you want to lose weight. It's also easy to find the motivation to hit the gym regularly and choose the right foods in the beginning. After a few weeks, our motivation seems to wane and those old, unhealthy habits of your... Read more
Born - 1956
Very slim (early teens) / growth spurts
1975 (late teens) - 135lbs
1993 - 150lbs, easy weight control with diet
1995 - 140 lbs
Itchy skin, increasing severity x 2 years, (I refused prednisone Rx)
D... Read more
Am I doing something wrong? I've been signing in almost everyday for over a month now. Being really successful in losing weight 2. I joined spark people because I heard people encourage each other. I haven't experienced any of that. How do I connect?... Read more
I got a membership to a gym.... i feel like i signed away my soul.... but i know i havta do this to continue losing my last 20 lbs. Any advice on how to get over the sef consciousness my first few times?... Read more
Newly diagnosed with celiac disease. After years of suffering and not getting answers, was surprised to find out I am allergic to gluten. My problems are clearing up, but sometimes I slip. I have to constantly remind myself the pain is not worth it.... Read more
If you have yellow growths around the outer or inner eyelid it could be an early sign of heart disease. These growths form when cholesterol is high. Check your eye lids daily. If you have this, see a doctor immediately.... Read more
Gum Disease is linked to heart disease, strokes & diabetes. High glucose levels in saliva promote the growth of bacteria that cause gum disease or infection and even tooth loss. Make sure to floss daily, brush after each meal and if your throat is d... Read more
This Friday, February 6, marks the National Wear Red Day, when everyone across the country is asked to wear red in support of raising awareness of the number one killer of American women: heart disease. Held the first Friday in February since 2002,... 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
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