| Sep 4, 2006
The link between good health and fish emerged in 1978, after a group of researchers from Denmark reported that the Inuit of northwest Greenland had one-tenth the death rate from heart attack as that of their Danish neighbors.
The scientists concluded...
| Jun 23, 2008
WHEN TV journalist Tim Russert died June 13, it was heartbreaking news for his family, friends and fans. Chief of the Washington bureau of NBC News and longtime moderator of "Meet the Press," Russert was known for asking tough questions. He leaves two...
| Oct 27, 2008
Psychological Factors Associated with Heart Disease
Kathy Pearce, PhD, LP, Prairie View
When asked about risk factors for heart disease, most of us immediately think about things such as high cholesterol, diabetes, lack of exercise, smoking, high...
| Oct 30, 2009
| 2:55 PM
LOS ANGELES -- Over two million Americans suffer from heart arrhythmias, which can impair quality of life and cause other life-threatening conditions, including heart attack and stroke.
you're young, fit, and healthy and all of a sudden your...
| Nov 30, 2009
Stroke is the third-leading cause of death in the United States each year, writes Dr. Paul Lucas, director of the Vascular Laboratory at Mercy Medical Center. It's the second-leading cause of cardiovascular death and the most common cause of death as a...
| Jan 6, 2010
Faint, black out, swoon, pass out. They're all names for the same thing - a temporary loss of consciousness followed by a fairly rapid and complete recovery. It's frightening when it comes out of the blue, more so when it happens again and again. The...
| Feb 24, 2009
If you take warfarin (Coumadin) because you have atrial fibrillation or have had a blood clot in a leg or lung, Medicare will pay for you to check your blood clotting time at home. This change may save you time and make taking warfarin safer.
| Feb 22, 2010
Arrhythmia is a disorder that affects your heart rate (pulse) or rhythm because of malfunctioning electrical impulses. Here's a quick overview of the condition - its causes, types and symptoms.
Arrhythmia occurs when the electrical impulses...
| Feb 23, 2010
A stroke is a life-threatening event that occurs either when a blood clot breaks and subsequently blocks an artery or blood vessel, or when blood hemorrhages into the brain due to leakage from a damaged artery. Brain cells die and brain damage occurs....
| Feb 1, 2010
Congestive heart failure (CHF), aka the "failing heart," is a life-threatening disease that you can often prevent. It is a condition in which the heart doesn't work as efficiently as it should, especially when you exercise or are active. Blood returning...
| Jan 29, 2010
| 8:22 AM
Arrhythmias are abnormal heart rhythms caused by misfiring electrical impulses in the heart. The resulting heartbeat is too fast, too slow or it skips beats, causing symptoms that include dizziness and fainting. If not treated appropriately, arrhythmias...
| Jan 29, 2010
| 10:48 AM
The worst is over. Your loved one survived a heart attack and is back home. But getting back to normal may take some time. And depending on the severity of the attack, normal may be different than before.
Being a caregiver will require time, patience and...