Lazy days of summer? Not so fast. The three-month period between Memorial Day and Labor Day can be one of the busiest – and most stressful – times of the year. With the kids home from school, vacations on the horizon, and an increased social calendar, summer can take […]
Here’s another reason for men to believe the old saying about breakfast being the most important meal of the day: New research shows that men who skip breakfast may be more likely to have a heart attack or die from coronary heart disease than men who don’t.
The study also […]
Breaking a sweat during your workouts may reduce your risk of stroke.
Researchers found that people who exercised intensely enough to sweat at least four times per week were 20 percent less likely to have a stroke or mini-stroke than people who exercised less than once per week.
Exercise affects […]
Summer is the perfect time to take advantage of fresh fruits and vegetables available in grocery markets and from local growers.Not only are they refreshing during the summer, but they also help prevent heart disease and stroke. If you enjoy gardening, try planting a few vegetable seeds and see […]
People aren’t getting kids to follow heart-healthy eating recommendations as well as they should, and it may be causing blood pressures to increase in children and teens.
A study in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension reports that the risk of being affected by high blood pressure rose 27 percent […]
There really is such a thing as tick spit – that is, the saliva of a tick. And there’s something about it that might help fight heart disease and stroke.
The link comes from a protein found in the spit of ixodes (ik-SO-deez) ticks, which are also known as blacklegged […]
Electrical brain stimulation may help stroke survivors recover speech and language skills more quickly, according to a study in the American Heart Association journal Stroke.
Stroke patients treated with non-invasive brain stimulation along with speech therapy had three times the improvement in speech and language compared with patients who had […]
The way to a man’s heart may be his wrist.
More U.S. doctors are unclogging heart arteries — in men and women — by entering through an artery in the wrist, according to a new study. This method, which is already common in Europe, is linked to less bleeding complications […]
An experimental, inexpensive iPhone app could help save lives by speeding up treatment for the deadliest type of heart attack called STEMI.
In a new study, the app transferred heart images in 4-6 seconds ― faster and more reliably than traditional methods such as via email or cell phones. The […]
Middle aged and out of shape? It’s not too late to get fit — and reduce your risk for heart failure.
In a new study, 40-year-olds who improved their fitness reduced their heart failure risk eight years later, compared to those who continued to have a low fitness level.
The improvements […]