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Stroke—It Can Happen to Anyone! May is recognized as National Stroke Awareness Month, and this year, the campaign is highlighting the growing number of stroke incidents among young people. Through the years, stroke has been known to happen only ...
Your heart is like a well-oiled machine, contracting and relaxing to a regular beat when it pumps blood to your body. If you feel that your heartbeat is always racing as if it’s skipping a beat or hammering to your chest wall, it may be best to ...
If you feel like your heart is making a weird pitter-patter or skipping a beat this Valentine’s Day, you may have been struck by Cupid’s arrow—or it may also be time to get your heart health in check. Along with Valentine’s, ...
When you have high cholesterol, you are twice at risk of suffering from heart attack and stroke. According to studies, one in three Americans has high cholesterol levels as a result of unhealthy lifestyle choices. While there are several ways of ...
Hit Your Steps Goal even with Your Busy Schedule Walking is one of the easiest and most convenient forms of exercise. Many studies show that walking can be beneficial if you want to lose weight, keep your heart healthy and reduce your risk of ...
Is Vegetarianism Right for You? There are different reasons why many individuals are deciding to make the switch to a vegetarian diet. While some are considering the health benefits of this kind of lifestyle, others are more driven by personal ...
A person with high cholesterol levels has twice the risk of heart diseases, which can lead to heart attack or stroke. Most often, high cholesterol is a result of unhealthy lifestyle choices. A doctor may prescribe medication to get your high ...
May Is National Stroke Awareness Month May is National Stoke Awareness Month in the United States of America. Close to 800,000 strokes occur in the United States alone every year. Because of the high rate of strokes in this country, Stroke Awareness ...
Exercises to Maintain a Healthy Heart In the early part of a new year, physical fitness seems to be on everyone’s mind. It’s February—the time where all those New Year’s resolutions are really put to the test. If you made ...
Ways to Reduce Sodium in Your Diet Make no mistake: Our world is a salty one! Salt is everywhere, even in foods you probably wouldn’t expect it. From soups to salsas to hot dogs to salad dressings to nut butters, salt is a major part of the ...
Heart problems can be rooted in a few different issues, and while they are all serious, they are not all obvious. One often-undiagnosed heart problem is atrial fibrillation. Put simply, atrial fibrillation is when your heart is beating out of rhythm. ...
Studies indicate that people who engage in even a little bit of moderate exercise a few times a week are half as likely to develop heart disease. If you’ve led an inactive lifestyle for years, it’s never too late to begin changing your ...
February is “Heart Healthy” month. Millions of people are diagnosed with heart disease every year. One of the best ways to prevent heart disease is by eating a heart healthy diet. Many people believe that switching to a heart healthy diet ...