These risk factors previously have been linked to higher odds of dementia, cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease, but it’s been unclear exactly how.
Find the truth about questions that pique your curiosity in our series, “The Short Answer.” Preventive cardiologist Haitham Ahmed, MD, MPH, answers this one about cardiovascular disease.
Find the truth about questions that pique your curiosity in our series, “The Short Answer.” Preventive cardiologist Haitham Ahmed, MD, MPH, answers this one.
While treadmills and ellipticals offer many of the same exercise benefits, your goals and physical condition should guide you. Here are several considerations that will help you decide which machine is best for you.
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The AHA says it is issuing the guidelines because studies have consistently found a link between added sugars and conditions that lead to cardiovascular disease.
Marriage can be good for your health, with benefits that include a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, heart attack and a longer life. New research suggests that married people who have heart attacks are more likely to survive and spend fewer days in the hospital immediately after.
Many surgical procedures are very safe. But any type of surgery carries risks along with it. In particular, doctors and surgeons want to find out about any potential heart or cardiovascular risks that you might have before deciding whether you are a good candidate for any kind of surgery. Ask questions and stay involved Before … Read More
Back to school time means back to sports. Before training begins you will often be required to complete a pre-participation athletic screening. Generally, this involves filling out a form that asks you questions about your medical history and your family’s. For most athletes, the screening stops there. However, when a physician feels that an athlete’s … Read More
Today we know that there is more to keeping the heart healthy than eating right and exercise. Getting the right amount of sleep is just as important. People with chronic sleep disturbances such as insomnia (30 percent of us) have a shorter life expectancy compared to those who consistently sleep well. “Sleeping a solid seven … Read More
When a loved one is diagnosed with heart disease, it is life altering for everyone involved. If someone you love—say a spouse or parent—has been diagnosed with heart disease, your committed support can increase longevity and go a long way toward a better quality of life for him or her. Here are some of the … Read More