What Is High Blood Pressure By The Numbers? More than 122 million people in the United States have high blood pressure. That’s nearly half of the adults 20 years old and older, according to a 2023 report from the American Heart Association. Those numbers could be even higher since many adults may not realize that … Continue reading “What Is High Blood Pressure By The Numbers?”
Category: Heart Attack
A Stroke Warning Sign?
A Stroke Warning Sign? Neurologists say “time is brain” when it comes to having a stroke. What they mean is every second counts when it comes to someone having a stroke. Delaying treatment places a person at a higher risk of coma or even death. An ischemic stroke, also called a “brain attack,” occurs when … Continue reading “A Stroke Warning Sign?”
Blood Types: What Do They Mean For Your Health?
Blood Types: What Do They Mean For Your Health? Blood tests are commonly taken to help doctors determine their patients’ overall health. Now, findings from studies show that blood types may also play a role in identifying certain health conditions. New research suggests that people with blood types A and B are more likely to … Continue reading “Blood Types: What Do They Mean For Your Health?”
Sitting All Day is Terrible For You!
Sitting All Day is Terrible For You! Many adults spend the majority of their workday sitting down, and health experts are concerned about the harmful effects of sedentary jobs. However, a new study from Columbia University says taking a five-minute walk every 30 minutes will help ward off the harmful effects of sitting. There was … Continue reading “Sitting All Day is Terrible For You!”
More Walking Tips To Better Health
More Walking Tips To Better Health Walking is one of the most popular physical activities in the country. In fact, walking is good medicine for people who want to exercise but do not have the physical capacity for jogging, hiking, swimming, and other vigorous activities. Walking can be done in your neighborhood, in a park, … Continue reading “More Walking Tips To Better Health”
5 Tips For Stroke Recovery and Daily Living
5 Tips For Stroke Recovery and Daily Living If you believe you are having a stroke, the sooner you get help, the better. A stroke is an emergency medical event, but the recovery process may take days, weeks, or even months. However, you can lessen the long-term effects of a stroke by starting your rehabilitation … Continue reading “5 Tips For Stroke Recovery and Daily Living”
Exercise to a Longer Life
Exercise to a Longer Life Routine exercise is not on the top of everyone’s list. In fact, exercise may not be on the list at all. But, a growing number of studies are finding that certain exercise habits can slow the aging process, and that’s good news for older adults. Health experts say that consistent … Continue reading “Exercise to a Longer Life”
New Therapies For The Heart
New Therapies For The Heart Scientists in the United Kingdom (UK), using the same mRNA technology contained in COVID-19 vaccines, may have discovered a way to reverse heart muscle damage caused by a heart attack. The research team at British Heart Foundation Centre for Research Excellence at King’s College London could be the first scientists … Continue reading “New Therapies For The Heart”
Permanent Daylight Savings Time
Permanent Daylight Savings Time Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida) believes Americans want to stop the “back-and-forth clock changing” that occurs every March when many states switch over to Daylight Saving Time (DST). So, Rubio and Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), co-authored a bill to make DST the permanent time of the United States. On March 15, the … Continue reading “Permanent Daylight Savings Time”
Is Aspirin Still The Best Thing For Heart Attacks?
Is Aspirin Still The Best Thing For Heart Attacks? People who are 60 and over should not take daily low-dose aspirin to prevent a first heart attack or stroke, a health guidelines panel said in a draft recommendation recently. The U.S. Preventative Services Task Force (Task Force), a national panel of experts in prevention and … Continue reading “Is Aspirin Still The Best Thing For Heart Attacks?”