Do you have a pacemaker? If so, you're benefiting from one of the most important developments in the history of medical technology. When the heart’s natural timing circuits go on the fritz, and if medication falls short, pacemakers can come to the rescue. Heart conditions that used to be fatal … Read More
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For better or worse, alcohol has been part of our cultural history for thousands of years. America’s most commonly used drug brings pleasure to some, grief to others; health risks for most people, health benefits for a few. It’s not going away—in fact, a 2017 study estimated … Read More
Research shows that certain foods and diets have an amazing ability to reduce triglycerides naturally. A study of more than 1.5 million healthy adults provided evidence that a Mediterranean diet or triglyceride diet can result in a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and cardiovascular mortality, a lower incidence … Read More
Wikipedia says every house in Finland has a sauna, and it’s no wonder when you read about the many health-related sauna benefits. Most recently, in January 2018, the University of Eastern Finland showed that 30 minutes in a sauna bath reduces blood pressure while increasing heart rate to the level … Read More
Although calcium is the most abundant mineral in the human body, we can fall short when it comes to getting enough of it in our daily diet. And because calcium affects the function of some of the most important parts of the body, such as bones and teeth, a calcium deficiency … Read More
Am I depressed? That question is posed somewhere in the world countless times each day. Even though depression is widespread and considered a serious condition, it can manifest very differently in men and women.
While most statistics indicate that depression occurs twice as frequently in women as men, some … Read More
About half of all heart failure patients die suddenly from cardiac arrest. Cardiac arrest is caused a deadly heart rhythm called ventricular fibrillation.
The heart has four chambers: two upper chambers called atria, and two lower chambers known as ventricles. The atria pump blood into the ventricles, and the … Read More
You may know cardiomyopathy as a type of heart disease, but it’s actually more than that. Cardiomyopathy is really a group of diseases affecting the heart muscle. There are several kinds of cardiomyopathies, and each one has its own set of possible causes and outcomes.
One of … Read More
The best time to detect coronary artery disease, or atherosclerotic heart disease, the number one cause of death in the Western world, is in an early stage long before there are any of the well-known symptoms. And the one and only way to do this is by finding out your … Read More
The best time to detect coronary artery disease, or atherosclerotic heart … Read More