Do you want to eat better, but don't know where to start? Consider the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, or DASH diet.
The DASH diet was initially created to help lower blood pressure. But studies have also found the DASH diet to be one of the best options to prevent heart disease, stroke, diabetes and even ...more
June is Men’s Health Month, which means it's the perfect time to take a look at what men of all ages can do to live a heathier lifestyle.
From keeping your heart healthy to being proactive about cancer screenings, here's what you can do to be the healthiest version of yourself:
Know your family's medical history. Knowing ...more
We've all heard the statistics – smoking and tobacco use greatly increase your risk of heart disease. But what, exactly, does tobacco do to your heart?
How tobacco hurts your heart
Nicotine, the addictive component in tobacco, speeds up the pulse rate and raises blood pressure making the heart work harder.
Smoking decreases HDL (good) ...more
Technology plays an enormous role in advancing the quality and effectiveness of medical treatment. New technology tends to arrive first in larger, academic medical centers and subsequently spreads into the smaller city and community hospitals. As the technology continues its march to the far corners of the world, many academic hospitals consider it a moral responsibility ...more
When it comes to preventing a stroke, simple lifestyle changes can make all the difference.
Strokes occur when blood vessels that carry oxygen and nutrients to the brain burst or are blocked by a clot. When that happens, brain cells begin to die, affecting a person’s memory and ability to control muscles.
Stroke is the fifth-leading cause ...more