Every year, snow shoveling sends more than 11,000 people to the hospital each year. Here’s what you need to know about clearing your snow if you have heart attack risk factors.
A study has revealed that there’s a link between drinking hot tea and esophageal cancer – and specifically the temperature is the cause for concern.
Some risk factors for heart disease — such as advancing age, or a family history — are beyond your control. Others are completely up to you. Managing these controllable risk factors can go a long way toward reducing your risk of developing heart disease.
About half the deaths from heart and vascular disease in the U.S. could be prevented, says a recent study. All it takes is eliminating five preventable risk factors. Learn how to protect yourself.
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Even in moderation, alcohol may be hard on your heart. Some research suggests that having as little as one to three alcoholic drinks each day may increase your risk for atrial fibrillation (Afib). The most common abnormal heart rhythm, Afib causes symptoms including lack of energy, dizziness, shortness of breath, heart palpitations and chest pain. The findings are … Read More
Every trip to the grocery store involves dilemmas. Which bread do you buy? Are the chickens that laid these eggs really cage-free? One of the biggest dilemmas comes at the seafood counter. You know fish such as salmon and trout provide many health benefits and contain lots of omega-3 fatty acids, which your body can’t … Read More
You need to get enough sleep for your heart’s health too. Here’s what effects not getting ZZZs can have on calcium buildup and hormone levels.
The best way to manage heart health is through diet and exercise and, when necessary, the use of prescription medications. But there are certain heart attack triggers that might surprise you. In general, we think of the four “Es” as follows: exertion, exposure to cold, emotion and eating. Here are four less-known heart attach triggers: … Read More
An abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a bulge that can form in a section of the aorta, the body’s main artery, occurring in the belly area. This part of the aorta feeds blood to the lower body. The aneurysm can cause the walls of the aorta to become overstretched and weak. These aneurysms develop slowly … Read More
If you’re thinking of doing a “polar bear plunge,” here’s what you should know about the possible risks to your heart’s health.