Could Obesity Protect You From Congestive Heart Failure?

A recent study titled “The Obesity Paradox in Men Versus Women With Systolic Heart Failure” published in the American Journal of Cardiology had some very interesting results. The authors from UCLA looked at patients over a couple of decades that were treated with significant advanced congestive heart failure and calculated their body mass index or … Continue reading Could Obesity Protect You From Congestive Heart Failure?




Do Pregnant Women Have an Increased Risk of Stroke?

A  study published in September 2011 found that there had been a significant increase in strokes among women who were pregnant and in the immediate post-pregnancy period. Overall rates of stroke have jumped 54 percent from 1994-2007 according to the study published in Stroke by the American Heart Association. Stroke rates saw their highest increase by 83 percent in women … Continue reading Do Pregnant Women Have an Increased Risk of Stroke?




New program combats obesity with fun family time, tools for healthy living

It’s no surprise that there’s an obesity epidemic in America. According to the Center for Disease Control, during the past 20 years, there has been a dramatic increase in obesity. In 2009, only Colorado and the District of Columbia had obesity rates of less than 20 percent. Thirty-three states had a rate of 25 percent … Continue reading New program combats obesity with fun family time, tools for healthy living