Aspirin is probably one of the safest, most used, and well-known painkillers and anti-inflammatory medications around. Most of us grew up with it in the family medicine cabinet.
We are quickly approaching the new year. So, many of us may be trying to schedule last-minute doctor’s appointments in order to get a routine physical, hoping we can enter 2019 with a clean bill of health.
As far back as I can remember, conventional wisdom has been that the higher our HDL cholesterol levels, the less we and our healthcare providers had to be concerned about our ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol levels.
During November of 2017, Robin Leach, renowned journalist and host of the hit TV show “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous,” suffered a “mini stroke” while vacationing in Mexico. He was taken to a Las Vegas hospital, where he was put on a ventilator in the intensive care unit.
As you age, stiffening of the joints is not the only thing you have to worry about. You also have to be concerned about stiffening of the arteries.
Losing fat - and even some muscle – in the thighs, hips and buttocks is associated with beneficial changes in heart disease risk markers. In other words, it means that any weight loss – whether from your backside, belly or legs – may reduce your cardiovascular risk factors. And for lowering your cholesterol, losing fat in your legs may just be as important as losing it around your belly.
It’s not news that two of the most important things you can do to help prevent cardiovascular disease are reducing the risk factors associated with having too much body fat, and not exercising enough. The other element of the healthy heart equation is, of course, following a nutritionally balanced diet.
Who doesn’t love music? With all of the different genres of music out there, there is something for everyone. Not a day goes by where we don’t hear some type of music, whether it is on the television, in the car, in the grocery store, at the dentist’s office, at a restaurant or via our headphones at the gym.
I recently saw on Facebook a sponsored healthy, plant-based meal delivery service ad with some interesting benefits. The ad featured a woman who was giving thanks to this service for providing healthy food for her husband whose cholesterol level was now at 110.
The first Friday in February every year is National Red Day. The day was first observed in 2002. On this day, both men and women are encouraged to wear red as a sign of support for women’s heart health. Heart disease is the leading cause of death of women in the United States.
Every 40 seconds someone in the United States has a heart attack. It is the leading cause of death for both men and women. And it appears that one of the latest victims of this disease is famed Sportscaster Dick Enberg. He was found dead Thursday morning in his La Jolla, California home. Enberg was 82-years-old. He had a 60-year long career in sports and will surely be missed.
His Heart Stopped, but They Brought Him Back to Life. Let’s Talk About College Athlete Tyvoris Solomon2 years ago
On Saturday, December 2, 2017 at Raleigh, North Carolina’s PNC Arena, cheers and excitement from spectators at a college basketball game abruptly turned into cries and panic.
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