From specific conditions to overall health and wellness, diet is becoming a part of nearly every health-related conversation — What should we eat? What should we avoid eating? What foods are paramount for a healthy life? For our hearts in particular, the food factor is especially important. While medication remains a primary treatment for high … Continue reading Is soy good for your heart?
You’re likely well aware of the dangers of high cholesterol. Over time, elevated cholesterol — specifically LDL cholesterol, the kind many people refer to as “bad” cholesterol — causes your arteries to harden and narrow. Having high cholesterol can significantly increase your risk of heart disease and stroke. For most adults, less than 200 mg/dl … Continue reading Could low cholesterol actually raise your stroke risk?
New recommendations suggest that an aspirin a day could prevent cardiovascular disease and cancer, according to the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF), an independent advisory panel composed of medical experts. The USPSTF recommends that patients take daily low-dose aspirin if they are between 50–69 years old, have an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, and … Continue reading Could an aspirin a day keep cancer (and heart disease) away?
For most people struggling with high cholesterol, a prescription for a statin medication is enough to help lower their numbers with relatively few problems. But for some, the side effects outweigh the benefits of statin use. “There is a tremendous unmet need” beyond statins, said Dr. Robert S. Rosenson, director of the Cardiometabolics Unit at … Continue reading New cholesterol drugs: An alternative to statins
By now, most of us have heard that sitting too much is bad for your health. But, do we realize just how bad sitting can be? As soon as you sit down, your overall muscle activity decreases along with your metabolic rate. Prolonged sitting results in a decrease in glucose uptake from the blood, an … Continue reading The Standing Desk Debate
Earlier this week, former President George W. Bush underwent a routine physical here in Dallas where his doctors discovered that he may have a blocked artery in his heart. The following morning, the 67-year-old underwent a catheterization procedure to determine the severity of the blockage. During the procedure, it was decided that he needed a … Continue reading Former President George W. Bush’s Heart Procedure Raises Questions for Many on Risk of Heart Disease
As must as we wish we could, we can’t change our genes. We can’t change what diseases could be hereditary or what conditions we are more prone to. But there is hope for all of us. We can change what we eat. What you decide to eat every day plays a major role in determining … Continue reading Remember the 3 P’s for a Healthier Life
In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day and the four-leaf clover, here is a list of four top performing green foods you should incorporate into your diet. 1. MACHE If your greens have lost their luster and you want to revitalize your salad experience, then mache may be for you. Also known as lamb’s lettuce due … Continue reading 4 Lucky Greens for St. Patrick’s Day