During the past few years I've learned not to be alarmed by the sight of my own blood, which is good. What's not so good is how the learning process involves seeing the precious bodily fluid draining out of me more often than I ever expected.
"More people are growing up wanting to become EMTs and paramedics, many of them inspired by the events of Sept. 11. We've also had siblings and children of people who were involved that day join our ranks."
Controlling blood pressure, managing cholesterol and reducing smoking can help millions of people live longer, healthier lives.
"Since witnessing the cardiac arrest that inspired me, I have not been around anyone who has needed CPR. But I know of two teenagers who have. Both learned it at school and ended up saving the life of one of their parents."
Health is the feeling that everything is all "right" in balance, and at its most vibrant best. For health care providers, this means a patient who has the "right" numbers in support of an active, positive life.
We've decided to partner with the American Heart Association (AHA) to help close the knowledge gap. We are true soul mates in this marriage: Both HuffPost and the AHA are passionately committed to promoting ways to improve health and decrease stress.
The American Heart Association and the Robert Wood Johnson have come together as partners in a new initiative -- Voices for Healthy Kids -- to engage, organize and mobilize people to improve the health of their communities and reverse the childhood obesity epidemic.
I'll put it quite plainly: every American eating just one more portion of fruit or vegetables per day (that's 1/2 cup of either) would add up to $2.7 trillion of national medical costs savings.
A generation ago no one paid any attention to the lifestyle, fitness or health of the doctor. It was assumed that a cardiologist could be overweight and even smoke and still be an effective cardiologist. We now know that the health of the healer directly impacts the patient.
Does nine servings a day sound like a heavy lift? Well, consider this: If we ate just one more serving a day -- one banana or a large carrot -- we would save $5 billion annually in health care expenditures and prevent more than 30,000 heart-related deaths.
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Some foods have been promoted as "healthy" when they're exactly the opposite. Clean Plates founder Jared Koch shared nine examples. Here's an expansion on his observations.
Cigars can be as deadly as cigarettes -- especially for former cigarette smokers, for those who smoke smaller cigars, for those who inhale and for those who smoke several times a day.
OK, now that the holiday is over, and we're back to the daily routine (my Tai Chi class was cancelled for a week, and boy, was I cranky!), let's explo...
Corrective heart treatment is only available to 7 percent of the world's population. Kids in sub-Saharan Africa are least likely to receive help for their hearts, with upwards of 6,000 at risk in Uganda alone.
Eggs: They're just one of those foods. Seems like every other week there's an egg controversy. Are they good for you, bad for you, or somewhere in between?