It May Be Easier To Lose Weight If Your Partner Joins You In The Process!

There really is something to be said about “a buddy system,” even if one person in the system doesn’t necessarily need to lose weight. For example, recent research has provided evidence suggesting that heart attack survivors are more successful at losing weight if their partners participate by adopting healthier habits and changing their diet.

Sugar May Be The Main Culprit Behind High Cholesterol

Like many people, you may not know much about cholesterol other than you don’t want to have high cholesterol. But there is so much more to know about cholesterol.

Be Proactive About Preventing One Of America’s Leading Causes of Death -- Hemorrhagic Stroke

I was really sad to hear about the recent passing of country music legend Charlie Daniels. He had a career that spanned decades, won several awards and was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. You might know him most for his 1979 hit “The Devil Went Down to Georgia.”  Daniels died of a hemorrhagic stroke at 83-years-old.

Congressman’s Wife Dies Of Mitral Valve Prolapse At Just 39. How Can We Be Proactive?

Also known as Barlow’s syndrome and floppy valve syndrome, MVP, as the name suggests, involves a prolapse (a bulging or falling out) of the mitral valve. If you look at diagram of heart in this blog, you can see that the heart contains four valves. The purpose of the mitral valve is to help move blood from the left atrium to the left ventricle. Essentially, heart valves prevent the backward flow of blood.

Men, You Need to Take This to Heart

There is no shortage of pH Labs blogs discussing heart disease, but I think it’s worth adding yet another one to the board considering heart disease is still the leading cause of death for both women and men in the United States.

What Is “ALCAPA” & How Can We Be Proactive

John Thoms, a high school freshman, went to the doctor for a routine physical. Instead of receiving a clean bill of health, the young man was told that he had suffered a heart attack!

Perhaps You Shouldn’t Be Afraid of Vigorous Exercise If You Have Heart Disease

It is always important to be curious and informed because it enables us to be more proactive and take ownership of our health. When it comes to heart disease, we tend to focus on prevention. And yes, prevention is important but what about those who have been diagnosed with heart disease or had a servious heart issue like a stroke?

Here’s What You Need to Know Before Taking Antibiotics Your Dentist Gives You

Antibiotics are great and have saved many lives. But they should only be taken if absolutely necessary. And the bad news is that they are sometimes prescribed unnecessarily.

It’s Time to Figure Out Your Cardiovascular Health Score

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) usually refers to various conditions affecting the heart and blood vessels, also known as the circulatory system.

Are the Benefits of Statins Something You Should Take to Heart?

Americans were shocked when fitness guru and star trainer of The Biggest Loser Bob Harper suffered a heart attack in 2017. If someone as healthy as Harper could have a heart attack, then heart disease can affect anyone.

Making Sense Of Target Heart Rates, Training Zones & Maximum Heart Rates

Be honest. Do you really understand those heart rate charts attached to the treadmills, elliptical trainers and stair climbers at the gym, or the cardio workouts these machines automatically program for you when you enter your age and weight? What about all the different heart rate zones and targets that you can program into your smartwatch or smartphone apps? More importantly, do you know how to use this information to get and keep your heart as healthy as you can? If you’re like most people, the answer is probably a resounding “no.”

You Don’t Have to Completely Surrender to the Skies. Be a Proactive Flyer, Especially If You Have Heart Disease

If you are a control freak, you are probably apprehensive each time you fly in an airplane. Because all you can really do is sit back, relax and let the pilot do his or her job until you reach your destination.

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