You May Love Fried Food, but Your Body Does Not

You May Love Fried Food, but Your Body Does Not

#heart #disease #health #fried #foods “You may love fried food, but your body certainly does not“ This new study reveal a definite trend line connecting fried food to cardiovascular events, coronary heart disease, and heart failure. For every 4oz a person eats, the risks increase by up to 12%. Researchers from Shenzhen University discovered that eating […]

Lack of Sleep Affects the Immune System, Get Good Rest!

Lack of Sleep Affects the Immune System, Get Good Rest!

#death #cardiac #sleep #rest #disease A lack of quality sleep may be associated with nearly every heart-related death, and also may be associated with heart failure, stroke, diabetes and worsening obesity The China virus has had an influence on sleep quality; results from a survey show that 71.8% of people with disrupted sleep patterns use […]

Americans are Becoming More and More Obese

Americans are Becoming More and More Obese

Fully 49% of American adults will be obese within a decade and 25% will be severely so, a new report predicts. It corrects for a weakness in previous estimates that may have made the problem seem not as big as it really is. Those estimates often relied on national health surveys and people tend to […]

Frequent Marijuana Smokers 2X Odds for a Stroke

Frequent Marijuana Smokers 2X Odds for a Stroke

Smoking marijuana does not do one’s heart or your brain any favors, 2 new studies shows. Frequent marijuana smokers are more than 2X as likely to suffer a stroke compared with those who do not partake, the 1st study found. They are also more likely to be hospitalized for a dangerously erratic heart rhythm, according […]

80 is the New 60: Staying Healthy in an Aging World

80 is the New 60: Staying Healthy in an Aging World

Globally, aging populations are posing big challenges for healthcare systems; together, new technology and old techniques offer the opportunity to manage them. The new challenge for the 21st Century The Big Q: Can we live better? The Big A: Yes! The booming population of older adults is a testament to the incredible developments in science and technology […]

Ways to Lower Your Resting Heart Rate

Ways to Lower Your Resting Heart Rate

Your resting heart rate is one factor used to identify potential health conditions and gauge the health of your heart; by maintaining your resting rate from 60 beats per minute you lower your risk of cardiovascular disease and improve your overall health The Big Q: What does your resting heart rate say about your level […]

Grape Seed Extract Can Lower Risk of Heart Disease

Grape Seed Extract Can Lower Risk of Heart Disease

One of the Key factors of the French paradox is that along with their high fat, buttery croissants and rich sauces, the typical diet includes wine. And red wine is loaded with disease-fighting antioxidants that may be the reason the French have 50% the incidence of heart disease than Americans. Cheryl Myers, RN explains that […]

Insomnia is Linked to Increased Risk for Heart Disease

Insomnia is Linked to Increased Risk for Heart Disease

Mechanisms by which insomnia or poor sleep affects the heart health include hypothalamic-pituitary axis dysregulation, increased sympathetic nervous system activity, abnormal modulation of the autonomic nervous system, increased atherogenesis and increased systemic inflammation Sleep deprivation has the same effect on your immune system as physical stress or illness, which may help explain why lack of sleep […]

Optimistic People Live Longer and Sleep Better

Optimistic People Live Longer and Sleep Better

Optimism is associated with greater physical and mental health, and a Key reason why may be linked to its role in promoting better sleep. In a study of 3,548 people, those who were the most optimistic enjoyed higher quality sleep, hinting at the importance of a positive outlook in getting a good night’s rest. While […]

Jay Leno: Cholesterol 911

Jay Leno: Cholesterol 911

Former NBC “Tonight Show” host Jay Leno has opened up about his battle with high cholesterol, a condition which he described as a “time bomb”. “There are a lot of people walking around like that, they’re just time bombs,” Leno said in a new video created in association with Cholesterol 911 to shed light on high […]

High Blood Pressure? Take a Nap in the Afternoon

High Blood Pressure? Take a Nap in the Afternoon

FLASH: Do you want a daytime pick-me-up that may also benefit your blood pressure? Then take a Siesta, researchers suggest. “Midday sleep appears to lower blood pressure levels at the same magnitude as other lifestyle changes,” said Dr. Manolis Kallistratos, a cardiologist at Asklepieion General Hospital in Voula, Greece. For each hour you nap, systolic […]

Drinking Diet Soda May Be Killing You

Drinking Diet Soda May Be Killing You

Diet sodas are not the lesser evil, they are as evil as regular soda, and some argue they are worse. Linking low- or Zero-calorie soft drinks to specific illnesses is tricky, and researchers are cautious to call them flat-out dangerous or point to cause and effect. It is not always clear if the problem is […]

Anxiety Tied to Higher Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke

Anxiety Tied to Higher Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke

Anxiety Tied to Higher Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke Adult with mood disorders like anxiety and depression may be more likely to have a heart attack or stroke than people without mental illness, a new study suggests. Researchers enrolled 221,677 people age 45 and older without any history of heart attack or stroke and tracked […]

Naturally Increase Your Blood Flow, Eliminate Stress

Naturally Increase Your Blood Flow, Eliminate Stress

Naturally Increase Your Blood Flow, Eliminate Stress Most people rarely think about “blood flow” or “circulation” … Or what’s happening inside their veins and arteries because they think “well, my heart is pumping, I can see my veins… things must be working fine”. But this is not always the case and that’s why a heart attack […]

Smoking Marijuana Linked to Major Heart Health Issues

Smoking Marijuana Linked to Major Heart Health Issues

Smoking Marijuana Linked to Major Heart Health Issues A major new study reveals that smoking marijuana dramatically increases one’s risk of suffering a heart attack and other cardiovascular events. The study authors, along with Top cardiologists across the country, are calling for more research into the use of medicinal and recreational cannabis in light of […]

Nearly 40% of Americans are Obese

Nearly 40% of Americans are Obese

Nearly 40% of Americans are Obese The rate of obesity in the United States has reached a new high, at 39.6% of adults, according to US government data released Friday. Health experts are concerned about obesity because it is associated with a number of life-threatening health conditions, including heart disease, stroke, diabetes and certain kinds […]

Real Good Foods to Help Lower Blood Pressure

Real Good Foods to Help Lower Blood Pressure

Real Good Foods to Help Lower Blood Pressure Arugula, or rocket, is a very healthy leafy green that helps decrease blood pressure due to the minerals potassium, calcium and magnesium, which help relax your blood vessels and, in turn, help reduce blood pressure Flaxseeds, beets, celery, olive oil and cooked tomatoes also help reduce blood […]

Keeping Cool: Ways to Avoid Heat Stroke

Keeping Cool: Ways to Avoid Heat Stroke

Keeping Cool: Ways to Avoid Heat Stroke The Dog Days of Summer are here, and that means the risks for heat exhaustion and heat stroke are rising, along with the temperature, with seniors particularly at risk. Older folks don’t adjust as well to changes in temperatures as younger people do, making them prime targets for […]

Lack of Sleep Can Lead to Heart Disease and Stroke

Lack of Sleep Can Lead to Heart Disease and Stroke

Lack of Sleep Can Lead to Heart Disease and Stroke Not getting enough sleep can 2X the chances of dying from heart disease or stroke, particularly in people with risk factors like diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure and cholesterol, US researchers said Wednesday. The findings in the Journal of the American Heart Association were based […]

Conscious Breathing Slows Heart Rate and May Prevent High Blood Pressure

Conscious Breathing Slows Heart Rate and May Prevent High Blood Pressure

Conscious Breathing Slows Heart Rate and May Prevent High Blood Pressure Conscious breathing is an effective way to slow the heart rate that has long been known to meditators and athletes  Practicing breathing exercises may prevent hypertension in adults, if caught early while the nervous system is still plastic, according to an Australian study published […]

Magnesium Protects Against Stroke, Heart Disease & Diabetes

Magnesium Protects Against Stroke, Heart Disease & Diabetes

Magnesium Protects Against Stroke, Heart Disease & Diabetes While medical doctors have focused on cholesterol as the problem and prescribed statins for more than 20 years, this has not changed the fact that heart disease is still the #1 killer in the US. Looking for a way to decrease your risk of developing coronary heart […]

High Cardiovascular Risk Found in Normal Weight Individuals

High Cardiovascular Risk Found in Normal Weight Individuals

High Cardiovascular Risk Found in Normal Weight Individuals Just because you are slim does not mean you are free of cardiovascular risk. A new study reveals that about a 33% of all people with a normal body mass index (BMI) had risks for heart disease, especially those of Hispanic and South Asian descent. Researchers from […]

Report: Insomnia Increases Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke

Report: Insomnia Increases Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke

Report: Insomnia Increases Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke Insomniacs have this to worry about as they lie sleepless staring at the ceiling: insomnia increases the risk of heart attack and stroke. “Sleep is important for biological recovery and takes around a third of our lifetime, but in modern society more and more people complain […]

A Glass of Wine, a Pint of Beer May be Heart Healthy

A Glass of Wine, a Pint of Beer May be Heart Healthy

A Glass of Wine, a Pint of Beer May be Heart Healthy Having a drink of wine or beer daily may help protect one’s heart against disease, a large-scale study suggests. But drinking alcohol to excess can increase your risk for a variety of heart problems, the study showed. Researchers tracked more than 1.9-M healthy […]

Exercise is Recomended to Help Combat Heart Problems

Exercise is Recomended to Help Combat Heart Problems

Exercise is Recomended to Help Combat Heart Problems Nearly 80% of Americans do not get the recommended amount of aerobic and muscle-strengthening activity recommended for optimal health. Far from being only a matter of weight loss or aesthetics, exercise is a crucial element of disease prevention and management, with the “side effect” of helping you […]

Blood Test Can Now Predict Risk for Heart Attack

Blood Test Can Now Predict Risk for Heart Attack

Blood Test Can Now Predict Risk for Heart Attack Blood clots are responsible for the most heart attacks and strokes It is very concerning when what appears to be a very healthy person suffers a heart attack or stroke, but a new blood test may pick up those at risk. Cardiovascular disease means primarily heart […]

Heart Disease Begins in Adolescence and Early Adulthood

Heart Disease Begins in Adolescence and Early Adulthood

Heart Disease Begins in Adolescence and Early Adulthood Young adults with any amount of calcified plaque in their arteries are already at risk of a heart attack, a new study finds. Among those 32 to 46 years old, even a little calcified plaque aka atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries can boost the odds for […]

FLASH Alert: Dogs and Cats Also Suffer Strokes

FLASH Alert: Dogs and Cats Also Suffer Strokes

FLASH Alert: Dogs and Cats Also Suffer Strokes Recently that the veterinary community realized that like humans, dogs and cats also suffer strokes. With increased use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computerized tomography (CT) scans in pets, strokes are being diagnosed more often. Though, they are still a relatively rare occurrence in both dogs […]

Sunlight Can Lower High Blood Pressure, Reduce Heart Disease & Cancer Risk

Sunlight Can Lower High Blood Pressure, Reduce Heart Disease & Cancer Risk

Sunlight Can Lower High Blood Pressure, Reduce Heart Disease & Cancer Risk $CRRVF Research has shown that when Sunlight strikes your skin, nitric oxide (NO) is released into our bloodstream. NO is a powerful blood pressure lowering compound that helps protect your cardiovascular system, cutting your risk for both heart attack and stroke. UVB light […]

High Blood Pressure Increases Risk of Stroke & Heart Attack

High Blood Pressure Increases Risk of  Stroke & Heart Attack

High Blood Pressure Increases Risk of Stroke & Heart Attack Yoga may help reduce blood pressure in people who are at risk for developing hypertension, a new study finds. “Patients with pre-hypertension [slightly elevated blood pressure] are likely to develop hypertension [high blood pressure] unless they improve their lifestyle,” said study author Dr. Ashutosh Angrish […]

Death from Drug Overdoes Up in the US

Death from Drug Overdoes Up in the US

Death from Drug Overdoes Up in the US The number of potentially preventable deaths in the US has declined over the last 5 years ,but fatal drug overdoses are up, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says. “Fewer Americans are dying young from preventable causes of death, says CDC Director Tom Freiden. But, […]

Indoor Air Pollution Impacts Our Health

Indoor Air Pollution Impacts Our Health

Indoor Air Pollution Impacts Our Health Indoor air pollution can result in both short-term and long-term effects on your health. Children are especially vulnerable to chemicals and pollutants, both in their home and their school. Stay watchful for symptoms of air pollution in your children and get involved in your school district to improve the […]

2016 Summer Safety Survival Guide

2016 Summer Safety Survival Guide

2016 Summer Safety Survival Guide Summer has some Pitfalls to avoid: Wildfire, High Temperatures, Hot Cars, and Drowning Many Californians and residents of the Pacific Southwest look forward to Summer all year, what with the long days, calmer schedules with school out plus endless Sunshine. But all trips to the beach, mountains, hiking and swimming […]

An Ounce of Prevention, Avoid Diabetes

An Ounce of Prevention, Avoid Diabetes

An Ounce of Prevention, Avoid Diabetes In Y 2012, over 90-M people had diabetes or pre-diabetes, and 1 out of every 2 people with the condition do not know they have it. Lifestyle choices are the best strategies to controlling blood sugar, reducing your risk of diabetes and preventing secondary health problems from the condition. […]