What You Need to Know About Controlling High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure is sometimes called the ‘silent killer’ because it has no symptoms, except in extreme cases. It’s critical that the millions of people who have high blood pressure learn how to control it, before it’s too late. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), more than 76 million U.S. adults have been diagnosed […]

The Link Between Family History and Heart Diseases

A new research study that looks into the relationship between heart disease and family history has just been published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Genetics, a medical journal of the American Heart Association. One of the highlights of the study was finding out that women have a higher stroke risk and risk of heart attack if their […]

New Report Reveals the Threat of Excess Sugar Among Teens

A new report in the prestigious medical magazine, Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association shows that teenage children who consume added or excess sugar in food items and soft drinks are at risk of developing poor profiles for cholesterol, a condition that can lead to diseases of the heart in adulthood. By ‘added sugars’ […]

Smokeless Tobacco Not Safer Than Smoking

The American Heart Association released a policy statement on Sept. 13 to address the additional risks and dangers of smokeless tobacco products. This products include a variety of tobacco based dry and moist snuff and chewing tobacco. Smokers may turn to the products assuming that they will help during the cessation process, but they tend […]

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