Mark Twain famously said, "Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world. I know because I've done it thousands of times." Today, the legendary...
If exercise as medicine is to overcome cultural challenges and prosper, a large emphasis must also be placed on the process of behavior change. This requires health care systems to go far beyond just telling patients to exercise.
How did these-naturally grown items that have been around forever suddenly become "the thing" at Rozek's store? It began as a pilot program as part of the Pitt County Healthy Corner Stores Initiative, and it's still going strong nearly three years later.
Reposted from RestorativeHealth.org It's no secret that scientists are abuzz about the benefits of meditation. Thousands of researchers, academics, a...
The hole was determined to be a congenital condition. I'd had it my entire life, and never knew it! The hole was large, and a couple months later I would have heart surgery to close it and protect my life.
I think we should stop food stamps completely. It's not that I don't think the government should be feeding people, it's that I wouldn't call the op...
Every business that is involved in health and health care must now do its part. Time is of the essence; tobacco is an epidemic that must be stopped.
Our work against heart disease continues. While we appreciate and enjoy the added attention in February, I look forward to continuing our discussion on this vital area the rest of the year, too.
One day, my younger son came home from school and asked to have a heart-to-heart talk. He announced that he had just learned that love did not come...
For decades the medical profession has recommended that we reduce our fat intake. We have. We lowered our fat intake from 40 percent to 30 percent of total calories. Why then have obesity, and the diabetes that often accompanies it, become so prevalent?
Frye recalled the moments leading up to one of the most difficult times in his NBA playing career. Soon enough, he would realize that the looks of the doctors and professionals around him were serious.
The medical community is on the front lines, of course, treating sick patients, helping others recover and -- equally importantly -- educating and encouraging others how to avoid the dangerous tentacles of the No. 1 killer of Americans.
February is a time to spread awareness of heart disease and also to recognize the astounding achievements of the medical community in treating matters of the heart and these things are important to me.
Plaque is created from fat, cholesterol and other matter in the blood. It thickens artery walls, causing coronary heart disease, which can lead to heart attack or stroke later in life. And that process can start as early as age two!
As a nutritionist counseling clients on heart health, rather than advise clients just on what foods to avoid, I like to empower them by offering healthy food choices and substitutions to make.
NAACP founders recognized that we, as African Americans, would never reach the peak of our potential if we were treated as second-class citizens in our own county, especially as it relates to our health.