I'm normally am not a big football fan. But this Sunday I will actually be watching the game in support of Charles Tillman, a Carolina Panthers cornerback who brings his "A-game" to everything he does on and off the field.
I'm a health activist and this is important stuff that needs to be heard. So listen up ladies, women's heart health is no laughing matter. It's not some lady problem that can go away with a Midol.
We all know that heart disease is one of the top health threats facing men. But many of us forget that this killer doesn't discriminate between genders.
Alcohol -- to our disappointment -- isn't a health food. It has risks and many calories. It's also a wonderful, deeply cultural food that can be enjoyed without over excessive risk.
The fight can't end there, because heart disease will not stop, until we stop it. We must do more than simply wear red. We must make individual changes and be a champion for change in others.
Overall, heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women. Hispanic and African-American women who focus on seven health factors can improve their overall cardiovascular health and reduce their chances of heart disease and stroke. Going to the doctor for a well-woman visit is a great place to start.
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Growing up in Los Angeles, I never enjoyed physical activity as a child. I got tired quickly and always seemed out of breath. I figured it was because I was "chubby." Actually, it was because my heart was struggling with a rare congenital heart defect.
R&B singer Monica was just 18 years old and already a star. The diagnosis: a heart condition called mitral valve prolapse. In simple terms, the flap between the upper and lower chambers of her heart wasn't closing properly.
We each have an opportunity and responsibility -- as parents, children, friends, neighbors, business owners, employees, tax payers, citizens, and Americans -- to push the government, food industry, media, restaurants, cafes, schools, and workplaces, and everywhere else we eat, away from the bad and ugly and toward the good.
Dana's story is far too common. Although heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women in the U.S. -- claiming more lives each year than all forms of cancer combined -- many fail to recognize the warning signs, which can be different from those felt by men.
As long as you eat mostly whole foods, mostly plants, you won't need to pick a lesser evil.
What if I told you a test could determine whether you're at an elevated risk for heart attack and stroke, and all it would take is removing your shoes and socks for about five minutes.
I had just taken a new job. A 22-year-old waiting tables -- living in my head, scheming for the future. My plan was to save money, move to Thailand and go on an adventure. Fifteen minutes before walking through the doors of the restaurant, my cardiologist called me.
Sabgir believes that once people get walking -- once they start taking that miracle drug -- they'll want to keep savoring the benefits. He's a big believer in targeting 150 minutes per week.