Tag: heart disease prevention

News Briefs: Stroke Risk Factors; Shingles Vaccine Recommendations; DASH Diet

Risk Factors for Stroke on the Rise
Researchers have found a significant increase in the percentage of people with stroke who have high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking, and other risk factors for stroke. According to study author Fadar Oliver Otite, MD, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, an estimated 80

8. Exercise Resources

Whether you choose to exercise at home; go to a local park, pool, or community center; join a Y or health club; or even hire a personal trainer, there is no wrong way to be physically active. There are plenty of options to get you moving, track your progress, and

Newsbriefs: Cardiovascular Prevention; Statins; Heart Attack Drug

Shared Doctor-Patient Responsibility for Cardiovascular Prevention.
In addition to finding that heart drugs do not act the same in women as in men, the article cited in this month’s cardiovascular news feature found that male physicians less often prescribe recommended medications to female patients. This occurs when physicians think women are

9. Exercise Resources

Your Exercise Toolbox
With a little searching, you probably can find many physical activity experts and community resources to help you on your fitness journey. Whether it’s an exercise class to inspire you or a personal trainer to give you one-on-one instruction, there are a lot of options. Community fitness programs,

Heart Disease Is a Woman’s Disease

In the U.S., 1 in 4 women will die from heart disease—almost half a million deaths each year—yet the perception that heart disease is primarily a man’s disease persists. An American Heart Association survey found that fewer than one-half of American women are aware that heart disease is their leading

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