Tag: risk factors for cardiovascular disease

1. Eating Wisely As You Age

How Diet Makes a Difference
We all know that eating a healthy diet is important for growing children, and the obesity epidemic and soaring rates of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and other chronic diseases dramatically demonstrate the need to eat right from young adulthood into middle age. But does what you eat

Are Sunflower Seeds Healthy?

Are Sunflower Seeds Healthy?

They can be eaten as a snack, sprinkled on top of salads, baked into granola bars, and made into a peanut butter substitute, but are sunflower seeds healthy?

1. Your Heart-Brain Partnership

Biologically speaking, everything that makes you what you are depends on a three-pound organ inside your skull that is kept alive by the beating of an organ in your chest that weighs only 8 to 10 ounces. Your heart beats about 100,000 times a day, pumping 2,000 gallons of blood

Ask the Doctor: Blood Pressure & Sun Exposure; Insomnia & Heart Disease

Why does the label on my blood pressure medication say I should avoid sun exposure while taking it?

Several types of medications, including some blood pressure drugs, antidepressants, antibiotics, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and diuretics, can cause “chemical photosensitivi-ty,” which is an enhanced reaction to ultraviolet (UV) light that makes skin extra-sensitive

Editor’s Note: Heart Disease: Speak Up to Get Screened

Even in 2017, women are still marginalized when it comes to getting screened for heart disease. The 75-year-old woman with fatigue, chest pain, and shortness of breath might be told she needs to lose weight, take antacids, and exercise more, while a man of the same age is more likely

Krill Oil vs. Fish Oil; Defining Quorn

Q: Is krill oil better for me than fish oil?

A: Both krill and fish oil are rich in the omega-3 fatty acids, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), which research has shown can be beneficial in the prevention and treatment of irregular heart beat, blood clots, arterial damage, inflammation,

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