Browse Category: Heart
Has anyone ever said to you - "You must have poor circulation"? Perhaps it was in response to your complaints about cold hands, cold feet, or just always being cold in general. Well, I know I've had many people say that to me! But what exactly is "circulation" and why might mine be poor?
Have you ever suffered a heart attack or been diagnosed with heart trouble? Maybe your doctor has warned you of the possibility of heart disease in your future, or perhaps heart disease runs in your family. If so, then one thing you should definitely be aware of is the indication that something is not quite right with your ticker. One of those signs is angina. Let’s learn more about this critical red flag.
Rosie O’Donnell’s recent heart attack
scare came at a time when heart attack awareness was rather quiet. The incident served as an eye-opener, because frighteningly enough, the 50-year-old actress and talk show host did not feel any of the “traditional” heart attack symptoms. In fact, she went almost two days before seeking any medical help. (Image courtesy of Wikimedia)
As the first man to walk on the moon, it must have been something for Neil Armstrong to see the space program he was so deeply a part of successfully reach the surface of Mars. After all, this most recent milestone will join his accomplishment as one of those “forever” historical moments.
If you think your diet, exercise, and supplements are getting the job done, you better be darn sure you’re including CoQ10. This miracle nutrient
has been shown to help ward off heart disease and cancer . . . making enemies with two of the biggest killers around. So why are you missing out?
Donating your organs and tissue is a great way to make a big impact on someone’s life. In fact, one donor can help save or improve the lives of over 50 people. Whether or not you are undecided about becoming an organ donor, there are a few things you should know before going to get that little heart symbol added onto your driver’s license.
Statins have had their fair share of criticism, especially in the past couple of years. Was it deserved? Absolutely. Should the FDA have been looking closer at these cholesterol-reducing drugs? Probably. Well, they have stepped up and issued new warnings on some brands’ labels . . . but is it too little, too late?
When news spread of how former Vice President Dick Cheney underwent a heart transplant procedure in late March, it reopened an age-old debate: Is he simply too old to be getting a new heart? Should that heart have gone to someone more “deserving” instead; and by deserving, I mean someone younger who has more years ahead with a new heart, and the opportunity for a brand new outlook on life? (Image courtesy of Wikimedia)
Running a marathon is not for the faint of heart, with 26.2 miles of hell on earth that can include chapped nipples, lost toenails, and some embarrassing personal bathroom moments.
With Easter around the corner, you can bet that your sweet tooth and that of every child and adult in your household is going to be working in overdrive all weekend. It’s been said that Easter may even be a bigger "candy holiday" than Halloween (what?!); which means that you’ll be expected to stock up on some candy and sweet treats to help promote the egg-hunting festivities.
Mars Corporation, the makers of candy favorites such as Skittles, M&Ms, Snickers, and Twix, has recently announced the proposed elimination of King-size chocolate bars by 2013, and reduction of sodium in all of its products by at least 25 percent by 2015.
With the passing of the legendary Monkees’ lead singer Davy Jones, many across the country are mourning. Some of you may be thinking, “He was only 66 years old, for chrissakes!” In the end, it was a heart attack that took this talented musician (and revered dreamboat). But is that the whole story?
Winter can get so cold and miserable that you feel like you just might die if it doesn’t end soon! Sounds a tad bit dramatic . . . but did you know that the winter could really kill you? This time of year can actually get to your heart and even lead to death if you’re not careful.
Love those tasty golden Chicken McNuggets? Or, maybe you’ve taken a liking to the new min-McNuggets (called McBites) that the restaurant chain just came out with. Well, you’re not alone. These fast food treats are almost a staple in the diets of many adults and children alike.
Does your doctor only check your blood pressure in one arm? Do you do the same – you know, at one of the blood pressure checking stations in the Wal-Mart? Well, then there’s a good chance that you could be missing out on signs that could indicate a serious health risk.
Good news! Giving your sweetheart a gift of dark chocolate on Valentine's Day is not only romantic, it's also heart-healthy!
With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, you might be thinking about what you can do for your loved one(s) to make the day special. But for a truly celebratory V-day, forget the candy hearts this year! Instead, set your sights on doing something wonderful for your “real” heart to help keep you healthy for many more Valentine’s Days to come . . . there’s no better gift!
Do you believe in God? That question, especially in this day and age, can kick of an extremely heated debate. Especially when you start talking about which God, or which religion you may (or may not) adhere to.
Have you ever suffered from a “broken heart
” so severely that you thought you might actually die? It may sound like a line out of a teenage movie or book, but perhaps it’s not so far off the reality chart.
We all know somebody that seemingly eats everything and anything all the time, yet they don't gain any weight. Upon asking them where it all goes, and they reply with a shrug as they begin their fourth plate of food from the local Chinese buffet.