Tag: sudden cardiac death

“Yo-Yo” Dieting May Be Bad for Your Heart

Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, Oct. 18, 2018) indicate that just over 40 percent of seniors had tried to lose weight in the previous 12 months. This likely reflects the fact that about the same percentage of older Americans are obese:

5. Sleep Apnea Affects Your Health

With obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) you may awaken suddenly, with a loud gasp for air, because your upper airway is blocked by the collapse of excess soft tissue in the back of the mouth. It’s like trying to drink through a wet paper straw—you keep sucking on it, but nothing

3. Impact of Depression

By now, it should be clear that depression affects everyone differently. This chapter reviews how certain groups of people tend to experience depression and how it can impact different aspects of life.
Work
Depression can drain your energy and sap your concentration. There is good evidence that being unhappy at work can

Q&A: Kidney Disease; Yoga; Afib; Calcium

Q. I have an uncle with end-stage kidney disease. Can you tell me more about this disease, and who is at risk?
A. Interestingly, 26 million Americans have kidney disease, many of whom are unaware of it, and 76 million more are at high risk of developing it. The disease kills

Omega-3 Supplements Fail to Prevent Heart Attacks

Two forms of omega-3 fatty acids, known as eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), are found primarily in fish and other seafood. In some clinical studies, regular consumption of fish and seafood has been associated with a reduced risk of death from heart disease. Other studies, however, showed an

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