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Cardiovascular Disease

A Christian Warrior For Health Takes On Chronic Disease After Battling AIDS

David J. Olson | Posted 06.21.2016 | Impact
David J. Olson

Many Kenyans are surviving AIDS only to live long enough to be killed by NCDs. Annually, 28 million people die from NCDs in low- and middle-income countries like Kenya, representing nearly 75 percent of deaths from NCDs globally.

An Earthquake Strikes? A Flood Hits? Grab the Insulin!

Oleg Chestnov | Posted 05.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Oleg Chestnov

After a disaster, when stress may be ubiquitous and access to medications scant, routine cases of cardiovascular disease, cancer, lung disease and diabetes can quickly evolve into life-threatening emergencies.

An Apple a Day Really Does Keep the Doctor Away: Michelle Obama Is Right

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 04.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

Eating fresh fruit daily can improve your life. A recent article from investigators in Beijing, China, and the University of Oxford, England has shown how much this simple change in your diet can help you.

What Community Health Workers Can Teach Us

Riva Greenberg | Posted 03.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

And let's do remember that that same power of relationship influences the quality of our everyday visits with our health professionals. And, what someone with a chronic illness decides to do, and not do, when they leave their doctor's office.

How Do Scientists and the Media Magnify Mercury's Menace?

David Ropeik | Posted 02.16.2016 | Green
David Ropeik

It turns out that this widely known and feared environmental bogeyman might not be as serious a danger as this new study suggests, which the environmental and science media are mostly failing to report.

Geography Shouldn't Be Destiny When It Comes to Heart Health

Walter Panzirer | Posted 02.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Walter Panzirer

Americans experience an average of 935,000 heart attacks and 383,000 people suffer from cardiac arrest -- when the heart stops pumping entirely. Both heart attacks and cardiac arrests carry with them the serious risk of death and disability. In fact, the survival rate for sudden cardiac arrest in this country is less than five percent.

Heart Disease Matters More for Women Than You Think

Society for Women's Health Research | Posted 02.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Society for Women's Health Research

By Ann Luk, Digital Program Manager, GoSpreadtheWord.com and CardioDx in collaboration with Society for Women's Health Research In 2015, approximat...

Hungry Children in Rich America

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 01.29.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Food insecure children are more likely to be behind in social skills and reading performance in kindergarten. By elementary school they are four times more likely to need mental health counseling.

Heart Failure Is the "Cancer" of Cardiovascular Disease

Abhinav Sharma | Posted 01.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Abhinav Sharma

Many patients with heart failure are unclear about what exactly they have. Heart failure is not a distinct disease, such as cancer or having a heart attack. Heart failure describes a group of symptoms that arises from problems with the heart's ability to pump blood.

Use This 7-Point Checklist For For A Healthier Heart

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.30.2015 | Healthy Living

(Reuters Health) - Adults who score well on the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Life’s Simple 7 checklist are less likely than others to develo...

ICYMI: Your Body On Fear And Why Being President's A Health Hazard

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.19.2015 | Healthy Living

ICYMI Health features what we're reading this week. This week, we read up on political health hazards, including holding office and living in fear of ...

Childhood Allergies Linked To Long-Term Health Risk

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.09.2015 | Healthy Living

Children who have asthma, hay fever or eczema may also have more risk factors for heart disease at a young age, as compared to kids who don't have the...

Mummified Heart Proves Cardiovascular Disease Is At Least 400 Years Old

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.03.2015 | Healthy Living

In the ruins of a medieval convent in the French city of Rennes, archaeologists discovered five heart-shaped urns made of lead, each containing an emb...

Food for Thought: Tasting Color -- Losing Weight

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 12.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

The recent findings in the multimodal perception of food could be used to painlessly nudge us toward better health, despite ourselves.

One More Good Reason To Be Active Early In Life

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.01.2015 | Healthy Living

(Reuters Health) - Young adults who exercise may have a lower risk of cardiovascular disease and higher survival odds decades later than their peers w...

Blood Pressure Patients: You Need To Know The Latest

Nancy Brown | Posted 09.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

If you or a loved one is 50 or older and has high blood pressure plus another risk factor for heart disease, you might want to schedule an appointment...

New Quality Measure Seeks to Optimize Cardiovascular Care For African Americans

Gary Puckrein | Posted 09.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Gary Puckrein

Medicine cannot be a backwater where historic inequities in care are much discussed, where the statistics of lives cut short are duly recorded, but not a finger is lifted to address systemic problems. Black lives matter in our streets, in our hospitals, in our clinics, and in our physician's offices.

Sustainable Development Needs Sustainable Financing -- Tackling NCDs Is No Exception

Oleg Chestnov | Posted 08.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Oleg Chestnov

The call for increased investment in noncommunicable diseases is growing louder, from rural hospital doctors to the 12 first ladies in Africa who are calling for more financing to fight cancer on the continent. These voices can no longer remain unanswered.

At the Heart of the Matter: Women Need Better Testing Options

Alexandra J. Lansky | Posted 07.31.2015 | Health News
Alexandra J. Lansky

We need to be more informed so that we can weigh the potential costs, risks and complications of heart test in women to determine what is best. Some of the risks include radiation exposure, dye reactions and vascular injury. Let's put that into context. One nuclear stress test, one of the most common heart tests, is equivalent to radiation exposure of 39 mammograms and up to 1,000 chest X-rays. In case you are wondering, this is a big deal.

Spreading the Word, From One Heart to Another

Society for Women's Health Research | Posted 07.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Society for Women's Health Research

When plaque blocks more than 50 percent of an artery, it is considered obstructive coronary artery disease. Since a woman's risk of CAD increases with her age, it's crucial to understand the symptoms - and know that they may differ from symptoms shown in men.

The New Science on the Health Benefits of Yoga

Sonima.com | Posted 07.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Sonima.com

We dug up some of the most recently published works (all in 2015) on the perks of a persistent yoga practice.

Transhumanism Is Booming and Big Business Is Noticing

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 07.15.2016 | Business
Zoltan Istvan

I recently had the privilege of being the opening keynote speaker at the Financial Times Camp Alphaville 2015 conference in London. Attending were nearly 1000 people, including economists, engineers, scientists, and financiers.

From Their Health to Their Pocketbooks, Women's Weight Looms Large

Bobbie Brinegar | Posted 07.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Bobbie Brinegar

Study after study confirms it: America is facing a serious adult obesity epidemic. The latest report from JAMA Internal Medicine found that 75 percen...

Your Pee May Hold a Clue to Your Destiny

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 07.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

Just like when you really have to go to the bathroom, don't hold it in! Pee is a lifesaver, so at your next physical, ask your physician to check your kidney health with a simple urine test. It holds the key to catching kidney disease, heart disease and so much more!

Shark Attack: The Risk Is Tiny, but the Coverage, and Fear, Are High -- Why?

David Ropeik | Posted 07.06.2016 | Science
David Ropeik

The idea of being attacked by a shark, as unlikely as it is, is scary. But why, if the odds are so low? Because our perception of risk is not just about the numbers. It's about emotions too. There is no better example of how risk perception is more a matter of emotion than of quantitative reasoning than this classic illustration of how our fears sometimes don't match the facts.