Today, 1 in 5 U.S. children are obese, according to the latest Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. That means kids are showing early signs of heart disease - diabetes, hypertension, high blood sugar levels. Here’s how you can buck that trend.
Lowering the body’s temperature after a heart attack and injecting stem cells into a heart can help a person recover significantly after a heart attack. And one of the most important things you can do is call an ambulance.
Doctors from the Green Family Foundation Neighborhood Health Education Learning Program, run by FIU’s medical school and Baptist Health South Florida, make house calls to underserved communities to monitor residents’ health.
Heart disease, which killed “Star Wars” actress Carrie Fisher two days after Christmas last year at only 60, is the leading cause of death in both men and women. But the sexes are quite different when it comes to recognizing the symptoms of heart attack, which call for better, more specific research geared toward women.
There are significant differences in cardiovascular mortality rates among the largest Hispanic subgroups — Mexicans, Puerto Ricans and Cubans — making the study of the U.S. Hispanic population more challenging when it comes to heart disease. But eating healthy foods and exercising regularly are key.
A healthy lifestyle and diet are the best weapons against cardiovascular disease, according to the American Heart Association. That means ditching foods high in saturated fats, sugar and salt — the chips, hot dogs, pizza, pastelitos, doughnuts - and soda.
Problems with the aorta can range from an aneurysm, which is a bulge in the aorta, to tears and ruptures that can be fatal without immediate treatment. Today, doctors are researching how to treat aortic problems in less invasive ways.
Researchers working on a large study of the Mediterranean diet randomly selected about 300 subjects who were at high risk of cardiovascular disease. Everyone was on a nutrient-rich Mediterranean style diet but one-third of them added four tablespoons a day of virgin olive oil, one-third added a handful of nuts and the last third followed just the prescribed diet.