If you are overweight or obese, weight loss is key for better health. Carrying extra weight takes a big toll on your body; it can cause joint pain, increase your risk of heart problems, and even make you more likely to experience cognitive difficulties. Losing weight is an uphill battle
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Frontline: Joint Replacement & Cardio Health; Vaginal Prolapse Results; Low Vitamin D & Fracture Risk
Joint replacement linked with better cardiovascular health
If you have severe osteoarthritis (OA) in your knee or hip, having the joint replaced may lower your risk of a heart attack or stroke, along with death that can result from these events, by as much as 40 percent. To reach these findings,
Q. How can you tell if someone has early-onset dementia?
A. Early-onset dementia refers to having developed dementia before the age of 65. In some people, problems with balance and strength may be the first signs of dementia. In a six-year study of 2,288 men and women age 65 and over,
The heart muscle thrives on a continuous supply of oxygen-rich blood from arteries on its surface, called coronary arteries. When cholesterol builds up in the arteries, blood flow slows down, and the result can be chest pain, or angina.
The accumulated cholesterol in the arterial walls are called plaques. These plaques
Up until around age 55, men are much more likely than women to experience a heart attack. The gap gets smaller with advancing age, but men are still at a higher risk than women of suffering a heart attack. For that reason alone, it’s important that you recognize the common
In simplest terms, a heart attack occurs when one of the arteries that supplies blood to the heart becomes too blocked to allow blood to reach the heart muscle. Given that the problem lies in the middle of the heart, it would make sense that chest pain would be an
If you’re trying to figure out how to stop snoring, you have a wide range of possible solutions awaiting you. Sometimes altering your lifestyle is in order (see sidebar below); weight loss or avoiding alcohol too close to bedtime may be enough to quiet your slumber. Or you may need
MGH RESEARCHERS LINK STRESS AND HIGHER RISK FOR STROKE
Elevated activity levels in the brain’s amygdala—a region associated with stress—may be an indicator of higher risk for stroke and heart attack, according to a research team lead by the co-director of MGH’s cardiac imaging program. In an effort to examine the
Chest Pain After Heart Attack Not Always Cause For Alarm.
After a heart attack, a bout of chest pain can be particularly frightening. It’s also rather common, affecting one in 10 patients who survive a heart attack. Many go through seemingly endless testing to determine the underlying cause, which turns out
One of the missions of GOLD COPD (Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease) involves the stages of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Before diagnosis, a doctor may suspect COPD in anyone with a history of smoking or exposure to environmental irritants. Characteristic lung problem symptoms that accompany COPD include chronic