Early action is important for curbing your risk factors of developing heart problems, especially if you have a genetic predisposition to the disease.
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.
The signs and symptoms of silent stroke are subtle but can cause cumulative damage over time. Here’s how to recognize them.
Atrial Fibrillation (also known as Afib) is an irregular heart beat that can present in many different ways. Some people don’t feel palpitations, but instead feel dizzy, weak or lightheaded. And still others feel nothing at all. So why should you care?
Whether you’re trying to get that summer body, lose weight, or gain muscle, getting fit and healthy is not always an easy task. Take this quiz to find out if you exercise better alone or with other people. Some of your answers to these questions may surprise you.
Health statistics suggest that married men go to the doctor more often than single men – and it may be because they were encouraged by their spouses to get regular checkups.
Fraudulent and unproven health products and services are a common problem, and billions of dollars are spent every year to promote them. What can you do to avoid scams? Here are some common red flags to watch for.
Going to the doctor can be scary or embarrassing for patients -- and this can sometimes lead them to lie to their physician. A little lie can't hurt, can it? When it comes to your health, it certainly can. You could be preventing an accurate diagnosis and hurting your chances for a longer, healthier life.
Do you know what a heart attack looks like? The signs can be different for men and women. This graphic can help you recognize a heart attack.