Category Archive: Headlines

Nov 14

Women, Become Advocates in the Fight Against Your Number One Killer.

Women becoming proactive against heart disease by being active

There are a couple great new ways you can become advocates for your health against the number one killer of women. The American Heart Association has partnered with Health eHeart to begin a study on Heart Disease.  Anyone over 18 can sign up here.  You may be asked to answer surveys, allow them to connect with your social …

Continue reading »

Oct 28

Mediterranean Diet Reversed Metabolic Syndrome for Some in Study

  A study was published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal on October 14, 2014, which showed that the Mediterranean diet may reverse metabolic syndrome.  The study lasted for almost five years, following 5,801 men and women ages 55-80 years old, 64% of whom had metabolic syndrome (a collection of risk factors – high blood …

Continue reading »

Dec 09

The “Silent” Killer

Almost everyone in America knows a family member, friend or acquaintance, a person in ‘great physical condition,’ who suddenly falls dead to a heart attack, or suffers a crippling stroke ‘out of nowhere.’  Cardiovascular disease is often referred to as the “Silent” killer because the illness can begin and grow for decades, in some persons, without any symptoms …

Continue reading »

Dec 08

Revolutionary test predicts heart attack or stroke seven years in advance

Results of a 2009 study conducted by researchers at the Mayo Clinic and Tufts University Hospital reported that the EndoPAT test is “highly predictive” of a major cardiac event, such as a heart attack or stroke, for people who are considered at low or moderate risk based on their Framingham Risk Score (FRS). In this …

Continue reading »

Dec 08

Women at higher risk for cardiovascular disease

The American Heart Association states that more US females die each year from cardiovascular disease than the top four cancers combined!  The movement to increase awareness of breast cancer has justifiably succeeded in bringing attention to that devastating illness, but the reality is that more women die from heart-related disease than cancer.  The risk of cardiovascular disease can …

Continue reading »

Dec 08

Cardiovascular disease affects millions

According to the latest numbers from the American Heart Association, cardiovascular disease affects as many as one in three Americans!  Over 82.6 million people in the United States are at risk.  These are national numbers, and certain regions have higher rates of cardiovascular disease than others.  For example, the Southeastern United States has more CVD …

Continue reading »

Nov 30

Cardiovascular disease is the #1 killer in the United States

The latest figures released by the American Heart Association show that 813,804 Americans died from CVD causes in 2007.  Put another way, 1 of every 3 deaths in the United States listed cardiovascular disease as the underlying cause or contributing to death.  Everyone in America knows someone who has died from this killer. The Arterial Health …

Continue reading »