Tag Archives: heart disease

5 Common Ailments Related to Stress

When people say, “I’m stressed out,” they’re usually describing a mental feeling of pressure or agitation. But while stress may begin in the brain, the process very much involves the body. Our bodies aren’t meant to be in a constant state of fight-or-flight. Over… read more >

New Guidelines for Treating High Blood Pressure

Nearly a third of the US population has high blood pressure, so the release of new guidelines on how doctors should treat high blood pressure (hypertension) is a very big deal, potentially affecting millions of people. The new guidelines announced by the Eighth Joint… read more >

Trans Fats and Your Health

It gives some supermarket staples their signature taste and texture, but if the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has its way, trans fat will be a thing of the past. The FDA recently proposed a measure to eliminate all artificial trans fat, which has… read more >

New Link Between Red Meat and Heart Disease

Despite all we know about the risks of certain lifestyle choices like smoking, predicting life expectancy based on those choices is an inexact science. Some folks beat the odds, and some are stricken unexpectedly early. Some people smoke and live to be 100. Some… read more >

For Men Only: The Hair Loss-Heart Disease Connection

An analysis of 6 previous studies including almost 37,000 men has reaffirmed our suspicion that male baldness is associated with an increased risk of heart disease*. The risk is prominent only with vertex baldness (i.e., on the crown of the head) and increases with… read more >

The Healthy Heart Diet

There are thousands of diets and meal plans that promise they’ll help you lose weight, feel better, and live longer. Chances are you’ve tried more than one, so you know that the claims are usually exaggerated. But there is one diet that’s consistently shown… read more >

February 2013: Month in Review

When it comes to matters of the heart, be they romance-related or otherwise, February is officially American Heart Month. Heart disease continues to be a major health concern for both men and women. The good news is that you can control many of the risk… read more >