An exercise stress test is a common screening used to help diagnose coronary artery disease (CAD) or a heart rhythm problem that is brought on by exertion—a time when the heart is working harder than it does at rest. A standard stress test uses an electrocardiogram (EKG) to measure changes
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Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, occurs when the force at which your blood presses against the inside of your arteries is too great. Over time, hypertension can increase your risk for cardiovascular problems such as heart disease, stroke, and heart attack, as well as damaging your kidneys. But
What is vascular dementia? It refers to a spectrum of cognitive impairments resulting from damage to blood vessels in the brain.
Stroke, either a significant singular stroke or multiple smaller strokes, is a major cause of vascular dementia (VaD), but any disease process that damages blood vessels in the brain
Summer Salad Alert
Summer salads can make a tasty main meal or side dish, but be sure to thoroughly wash lettuce and other greens, even if they are packaged and pre-washed, to reduce your risk of the foodborne illness listeriosis. A study published in March 2017 in the Journal of Food
Diabetes is the third-leading cause of death in the U.S. after heart disease and cancer, according to findings published in PLOS ONE, Jan. 25. But while the condition can wreak havoc if it goes untreated, it is manageable if blood sugar is adequately controlled. “Medications can help with this,” says
A new report from the American Heart Association (AHA) suggests that U.S. heart failure rates are rising. The number of Americans who have the condition increased from about 5.7 million between 2009 and 2012 to about 6.5 million between 2011 and 2014, according to the AHA’s Heart Disease and Stroke
New York Proves That Banning Trans Fats Reduces Heart Attacks.
You’ve heard that trans fats are harmful, and that you should ban this form of cholesterol from your diet. Now there’s solid proof this advice is good medicine. In 2007, some counties in New York state began restricting the use of
High levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol help protect against heart disease, which is why it is called the “good” cholesterol. People with naturally high levels of HDL have fewer heart attacks and strokes than those with lower levels. Yet it is becoming all too clear that raising HDL with
Do you feel as if you’ve been experiencing more short-term memory loss lately? Interestingly, what many of us think of as short-term memory—for example, recalling in the afternoon what we had for breakfast that morning—is actually defined by scientists as long-term memory.
Short-term memory is technically limited to information learned and