It would be a tad of an understatement to say the heart is a key part of the body. A healthy heart is necessary for a healthy body, as problems that develop within this organ are often life-threatening. Given this ...Read More »
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Sitting and Disability Risk for Seniors
There’s a good reason why the phrase “couch potato” is considered a pejorative term. People who spend hours on end anchored to their coach generally aren’t in the best of shape, and as a result tend to be in less-than-ideal ...Read More »
Is Your Commute a Drag on Your Health?
Many people reading this article are well familiar with extended commutes to work. Whether you’re driving a car or taking public transportation, spending hours each week traveling to and from your job can certainly be a mental drain. It isn’t ...Read More »
Eight Foods Loaded With Hidden Salt
If you closely review all the foods you eat throughout the day, you’ll probably notice that quite a few of them contain salt. All of that salt can quickly add up, and salt-heavy diets can eventually lead to chronic health ...Read More »
Can Spousal Death Threaten Your Health?
There are fewer things more painful in life than the passing of a loved one. The grieving process can last for months or years, and can make life’s challenges much more difficult. Aside from the emotional fallout, studies have found ...Read More »
Deep Vein Thrombosis: Little Known but Lethal
Never heard of deep vein thrombosis (DTV)? You’re hardly alone; a 2002 survey found that 74% of Americans knew little or absolutely nothing about this condition. This obscurity shouldn’t be taken to mean that DTV has a minor impact on ...Read More »
Stroke, Heart Attacks and Cold Weather
As shown by the large influx of travelers who head south every winter, very few people enjoy cold weather. Frigid temperatures force those living in colder climates to spend most of their time indoors, and to throw on several layers ...Read More »
Another Reason to Avoid Sugar – It May Hurt Your Heart
Most people would agree that sugar makes many types of products taste significantly better. Virtually everyone would also agree that sugar is bad for your health. What might come as a surprise is just how damaging a little extra sugar ...Read More »
Could a New Blood Test Spot a Heart Attack?
One of the well-known causes of premature death in United States is heart attacks; according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), roughly 715,000 heart attacks occur each year in the United States. Making matters worse is that ...Read More »
Why Depression and Heart Disease Might be Connected
On the surface, it may seem that the only thing that heart disease and depression have in common is their pervasiveness among the American public. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 26.5 million non-institutionalized adults ...Read More »