About the Author

Jay Roland

Jay Roland

Jay Roland is an award-winning journalist and currently Group Director of the health division at Belvoir Media Group. One of his primary roles at Belvoir is Executive Editor of the monthly publication Cleveland Clinic Heart Advisor.
Prior to his work as a medical journalist, Roland spent nearly 20 years as a newspaper reporter and editor. His work covering education and family issues earned him honors and recognition from the Casey Journalism Center on Children and Families, the Florida School Boards Association, and the New York Times Co. Roland earned his bachelor of science degree in journalism from the University of Oregon. He lives in Florida with his wife and three children.

Articles by Jay Roland

The 4 Heart Problem Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

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The 4 Heart Problem Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S., so it’s important that you can recognize the signs of a heart problem. Symptoms of heart disease, also called coronary artery disease (CAD), abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias), and heart failure sometimes overlap.
But if you’re at risk for any

Learn the Most Common Heart Attack Symptoms in Women Over 50

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Learn the Most Common Heart Attack Symptoms in Women Over 50

The most important thing you should know about heart attack symptoms in women over 50 is that they are often not the traditional signs of a heart attack. Both women and men can experience chest pain, usually in the center of the chest. It’s sometimes described as a “squeezing” feeling,

How to Stop Snoring: Cures for You to Try

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How to Stop Snoring: Cures for You to Try

When it comes to figuring out how to stop snoring, some desperate people may be willing to try anything—or suggest anything to their bedmates. There are no guarantees, of course, but you may find a snoring cure that works for you or your partner.
In some cases, losing weight can help

Know How to Respond to These Heart Attack Symptoms

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Know How to Respond to These Heart Attack Symptoms

Heart attack symptoms can range from the obvious—sudden chest pain—to much more vague signs, such as back pain or a sense that something just isn’t right. So it’s important that you not only know what the list of heart attack symptoms includes, but how to react if those signs appear.
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Blood Pressure Chart: Where Do Your Numbers Fit?

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Blood Pressure Chart: Where Do Your Numbers Fit?

A nurse takes your blood pressure at your annual physical. The numbers are recorded and the checkup continues. But do you know where on the blood pressure chart your levels are? Are they healthy? Too low? Too high, meaning you have hypertension? If you have high blood pressure or are

Sleep Apnea Symptoms: How a Sleep Study Test Can Help

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Sleep Apnea Symptoms: How a Sleep Study Test Can Help

If you recall waking up as a child and hearing one of your parents snoring on the other side of the house, you’d be justified wondering whether you were hearing sleep apnea symptoms. In fact, your snoring parent may never have pursued a formal diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

Angina Attack Symptoms: What They Mean

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Angina Attack Symptoms: What They Mean

You’re climbing a flight of stairs and suddenly you feel pressure in your chest. It might feel a little like heartburn, but you know it’s more serious. What causes chest pain like that? Are you having a heart attack? Or is it an angina attack, your first indication that you

What Is Insomnia?

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What Is Insomnia?

What does insomnia mean? You might picture someone tossing and turning in bed, trying to get comfortable and relaxed enough to fall asleep. Or maybe you see a vision of yourself just lying awake in bed, feeling tired, but not enough to drift off to sleep.
But what is insomnia beyond

Is Twitching While Sleeping a Problem?

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Is Twitching While Sleeping a Problem?

Twitching while sleeping is a common occurrence, but many people who experience these brief muscle movements aren’t even aware that they’re happening. Sometimes, however, the sudden twitching or jerking of your hand or foot is enough to awaken you. Or your spouse.
Twitching while sleeping also may be a symptom of