iOS app Android app

Atrial Fibrillation

Are You Getting Older - Or Are You Getting Sleep Apnea?

Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine | Posted 11.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine

By Brandon R. Peters, MD As my 81-year-old grandma likes to remind me on occasion, "It's hell to get old." More than a nuisance, the cumulative dec...

Dare to be 100... I Got Rhythm

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 09.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

You got rhythm, all God's children got rhythm. Certainly the most conspicuous of our body's multiple separate rhythms is our pulse which as we all k...

Garry Marshall Died Of Stroke: Medical Tips For You To Prevent A Fatal Stroke

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 08.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

Almost every American in the last 40 years has been entertained by Garry Marshall's movie and television work. We have smiled and laughed with Garry M...

Dare To Be 100: Roadkill At Stanford

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 08.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

As I conjured a term to represent how I felt last Thursday evening after eight hours of general anesthesia and hordes of people beating on my poor hel...

Dare To Be 100: Too Many Steps

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 08.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

As a kid I was always very active kicking, throwing, chasing, being chased, catching schussing. etc. but I never really ran for running's sake. Until ...

Most Strokes Are Preventable

SreyRam Kuy, MD | Posted 05.31.2016 | Healthy Living
SreyRam Kuy, MD

Remember, strokes are preventable. Be informed. Knowledge is power. Make a commitment to be empowered in your health!

Got AFib? You May Have OSA

Joseph Ojile, M.D., F.C.C.P., D.ABSM | Posted 03.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Joseph Ojile, M.D., F.C.C.P., D.ABSM

AFib and OSA alone and together are serious health issues, but with proper treatment and consistent adherence to your program of care, you can feel great and live a healthy life.

Tracing Cause Of Every Stroke Can Help Save Lives

Nancy Brown | Posted 11.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

The No. 1 risk factor for a second stroke is simply having had a stroke. The really frightening part is that a second stroke is 16 times more likely to be fatal. Of course, without knowing what caused that first stroke, it's tougher to prevent a second stroke.

You Can No Longer Run

ARVD/C Youth Society | Posted 03.01.2015 | Healthy Living
ARVD/C Youth Society

Since I picked up long distance running in 2006 I declared that I was going to live healthy and run until I reached 100. Nothing was going to stop me -- or so I thought. Instead my heart was quietly betraying me.

The Technology, 'Big Data' That Already Surround Us Can Also Save, Improve Our Lives

Nancy Brown | Posted 01.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

"Innovations are part of a larger movement toward a culture of health, a day when ideal cardiovascular health is the norm. Yet the real answer is people -- helping them live longer and better. Life is why."

Like Watching Birds Fly: A Runner's Journey With ARVD/C

ARVD/C Youth Society | Posted 04.15.2014 | Healthy Living
ARVD/C Youth Society

Since getting my ICD implanted, I've been shocked three times. At first, I ignored what the doctors said and kept exercising, convinced they had misdiagnosed me and that this would all go away; everything would be like it used to.

What Harry Reid's Hospitalization Teaches Us About Emergency Health Care

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 03.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

The illnesses of our leaders and celebrities help to focus our attention on what diseases we might develop. Harry Reid had a stroke, showed us how to get to the hospital fast, and is now well.

How Common Is Atrial Fibrillation?

Posted 12.25.2013 | Healthy Living

More than 33 million people around the world -- 0.5 percent of the population -- have the most common cause of irregular heartbeat, a condition called...

An Effective Alternative To CPAP For OSA

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

What's most important is finding the right treatment and sticking with it. Sleep apnea is a serious health condition. Fortunately, treatments used correctly -- whether CPAP or oral appliance -- can significantly improve your sleep and your general health.

No Room for a Dog-Eat-Dog World in Health Care

Tanya Abreu | Posted 09.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Tanya Abreu

When hospitals and doctors meet, they don't have to compete. Yes, it's a bit different than a dog-eat-dog corporate model, but in the end, a well-fed pack of dogs resting comfortably is by far a more enjoyable and healthy experience.

What You Don't Know About Strokes

Richard W. Besdine, M.D. | Posted 08.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Richard W. Besdine, M.D.

Contrary to popular wisdom, what you don't know can sometimes hurt you, and badly. For older adults in particular, this is true when it comes to stroke.

Zoe FitzGerald Carter: Saying Goodbye To Wine

Red Room | Posted 02.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Red Room

I admit it. I have really enjoyed drinking wine all these years. So why, at the age of 50, have I given it up? It was, as they say, a matter of the heart.