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What Is Causing My Tired Legs?

What Is Causing My Tired Legs?

If you often experience tired legs when the rest of you is wide awake, it could be time to have your cardiovascular health checked and to evaluate your muscular fitness. Tired legs can actually be a symptom of several conditions, but typically the feeling is caused by decreased blood flow

Maintain Your Oral Health to Avoid Periodontitis

Maintain Your Oral Health to Avoid Periodontitis

You’ve heard since the time you were small that brushing your teeth is vital to stave off oral hygiene problems. Even so, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that nearly half of all Americans aged 30 and older have some degree of periodontitis (gum disease). The number increases

SCAD Symptoms Are Like Those of a Heart Attack

SCAD Symptoms Are Like Those of a Heart Attack

While most heart conditions are of higher risk to older adults, a rare but especially sudden and severe heart problem is one that affects those in their 40s and 50s and even younger. It’s called spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD), and it can cause a heart attack. This injury to

The 4 Heart Problem Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

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

How to Live Longer and Healthier with Coronary Heart Disease

How to Live Longer and Healthier with Coronary Heart Disease

Despite remarkable improvements in treatment and a growing awareness of prevention strategies, coronary heart disease (CHD) remains the leading cause of death in the U.S. However, the mortality rate for CHD is declining, and people are living longer and with a greater quality of life with this condition.

So how do some

If You Suspect a Heart Attack, Call 911 Immediately

A heart attack (myocardial infarction, or MI) happens when an artery is blocked or when blood flow is severely restricted and can’t reach the heart. When the area of the heart that relies on that oxygen-rich blood is deprived, all or part of it can die. Receiving timely medical attention can

Arteries In Your Legs Sometimes Need Treatment, Too

Terms such as “angioplasty” and “stenting” are commonly used in discussions of possible treatments for coronary arteries that are narrowed or blocked due to plaque buildup, but the heart isn’t the only area where arterial blockages can occur. Peripheral arteries in the legs are subject to the same risks as

What Is a Normal Cholesterol Level?

What Is a Normal Cholesterol Level?

You already know that keeping your cholesterol in check is important for heart health. High cholesterol is associated with clogged arteries and a greater chance of a heart attack. But you may be wondering: What exactly is a normal cholesterol level, and how do I get there? And you’re probably

Newsbites: Fermented Foods; Leafy Greens; Almonds and Chocolate; Smaller Waistlines

RDs Predict Fermented Foods Will Be Top Trend for 2018
Anational survey of registered dietitians predicts that 2018’s top consumer interest will be fermented foods, such as yogurt, kefir, kombucha (fermented sweet tea), sauerkraut, tempeh, some pickles, kimchi and miso. Pollock Communications, a public relations firm, and the magazine Today’s Dietitian

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