Results for "Heart Health"

Teach Me
What to Know About the Worrisome Link Between Stress and Stroke
If you need another reason to get your stress levels under control, here’s one—high stress is correlated with an increased risk of stroke. Research has...
May 05
Better Me
Stop Smoking Tools: Their Pros and Cons and How to Successfully Quit
Habits are hard to break, especially if you’re a smoker. We all know that it’s horrible for our health, but we can all agree it’s pretty tough to quit. “Most...
Mar 23
Better Me
A Hole in the Heart: What Parents Should Know About VSD
Hearing your child has a congenital heart defect (CHD) can bring a whole mix of emotions, ranging from sadness to guilt to anger. CHDs are the most common...
Mar 17
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How Statins Lower Cholesterol and Protect Your Heart
It’s likely you’ve had your cholesterol levels checked, probably many times. They are an important health marker—high cholesterol levels put you at risk...
Mar 10
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Electrocardiograms (EKGs): When You Need Them and When You Don’t
Has your heart ever skipped a beat or fluttered? There are a lot of odd things that our heart can do when we are stressed, scared and even in love. But...
Feb 25
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How CardioMEMS Helps People with Heart Failure Stay Healthy
Heart failure is a serious health issue for a lot of Americans. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 6.2 million U.S....
Dec 09
Better Me
Don’t Drive Yourself to the Hospital During a Heart Attack
“Tough” is a dad who stubs his toe on the door jamb and doesn’t say a word. “Self-reliant” is a mother that carries all the grocery bags (in one trip)...
Nov 18
Advise Me
6 Health Monitoring Tools Every Home Should Have
Data, data, data! If there’s one thing the modern world can’t get enough of, it’s information. The same is true for the health industry. Over the last...
Nov 08
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What You Need to Know About Your Blood Oxygen Level
Before 2020, you probably didn’t think much about your blood oxygen levels. Maybe there was a time you got sick or needed surgery, and a health professional...
Oct 22
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Will an Aspirin a Day Really Keep a Heart Attack Away?
Will an aspirin a day keep a heart attack at bay? The answer: It depends. If you’ve had a heart attack or stroke, or are at high risk for one (and not...
Oct 17