October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, designed to increase awareness of the disease and remind women about the importance of early detection. We've compiled a list of other diseases that also hit women hard and some lists of symptoms to help with early detection. Take that, sickness!Read Full Story
After losing her father to his second heart attack and fearing that her husband would suffer the same fate after his first, Dr. Janet Bond Brill, a nutrition expert in Pennsylvania, was inspired to write Prevent a Second Heart Attack: 8 Foods, 8 Weeks to Reverse Heart Disease. The book offers health tips, a two-week eating plan and recipes – tools to help people eat their way to good health.Read Full Story
Exercise is something you do to keep your heart healthy -- but can it have the opposite effect? Possibly. Although there is no question that exercise is necessary to maintain health and fitness, there is evidence that suggests that exercising too much, or in unsuitable conditions, can do more harm than good, especially for the heart. Don't let this deter you from your morning laps or running routine, but do be smart about how your pursue your fitness goals. Here’s when exercise is unhealthy for your heart.Read Full Story
Cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 killer in North America, so it's never too early to start paying attention to your health and taking steps to protect your heart. Dr. Peter Alagona, the program director of general cardiology at the Penn State Heart and Vascular Institute, says everyday changes to your lifestyle can make a big heart-healthy difference.Read Full Story
Exercise and a balanced diet are well-known factors that improve heart health, but there are many other lifestyle factors that can reduce your risk of heart disease. Some may even surprise you! Here are 10 things you can do for a healthy heart.Read Full Story
A Survey from the Heart Foundation found that four out of five women were unaware heart disease was the number one killer for women in Australia. The survey also identified that 42 percent of women believed that breast cancer was the most common cause of death which isn't the case at all. Heart disease kills 11,000 women each year in Australia which is approximately 4 times as many as breast cancer. Read on to find out more about heart disease and Australian women.Read Full Story
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