More people will survive cardiac arrest if a bystander is willing to intervene by performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or CPR. And hands-only CPR is easy to learn and do.
Heat exhaustion is more than feeling just tuckered out. It is a condition that can lead to disorientation, dizziness, nausea and, left untreated, heat stroke.
Early action is important for curbing your risk factors of developing heart problems, especially if you have a genetic predisposition to the disease.
Our kidneys keep our bodies healthy, and all adults need to get annual tests as part of the preventive care of these vital organs.
The average American consumes far more than the recommended daily amount of sodium, increasing the risk of heart disease and stroke.
Obesity is a big problem in the U.S. today. Diets don’t work. Changing long-term eating habits that match your lifestyle work best, and keeping it simple is the key.
Cardiovascular disease is the leading global cause of death – almost 18 million deaths each year worldwide, and one American death every 38 seconds. Some causes we can’t change, like age and genetics – but there are lots of things we can do to improve our heart health.
Interview with Joshua Buckler, M.D., Chief of Cardiovascular Services and Medical Director of the Swedish Comprehensive Atrial Fibrillation Network, on how to protect your heart from holiday heart syndrome.
Your heart is the most important muscle in your body. Still not convinced to keep it healthy?
The signs and symptoms of silent stroke are subtle but can cause cumulative damage over time. Here’s how to recognize them.