You’ve probably heard the recommendation: If you’ve already had a heart attack, take a low-dose aspirin daily. But is that enough? Beyond its pain-relieving effects, aspirin blocks an enzyme pathway that helps platelets in the blood stick together. This lowers the risk that blood clots will form, which can lead to heart attack. But it … Continue reading How a simple test can help tailor aspirin doses for heart disease
It’s no secret that men and women view the world differently. One bestselling book summed it up like this: “Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus.” Actually, we’re all from Earth, but we’re not all coming from the same place, especially when it comes to medical care. Researchers at Stanford University demonstrated this in … Continue reading Mars vs. Venus: Gender bias in health?
This blog post is part of the Google+ Healthy Hangouts series on breaking and timely health news. How much do you really know about heart disease? Unfortunately, there is a lot of confusing information out there. Myths, misconceptions and outdated information cloud the discussion and unfortunately, leave many of us ill-equipped to effectively protect … Continue reading 6 Surprising Facts About Heart Disease