When you’re at work, you tend to be focused on the task at hand. That can put your health on the back burner. But if you’re serious about keeping your heart healthy, you can use work time to an advantage. There are plenty of simple things you can do to make work a healthy place. Whenever possible, you should take the stairs instead of the elevator. This allows your body to get some extra physical activity built […]Read more
Category Archives: Stress Management
Many medical tests provide information about your heart while it’s at rest, but it’s also important to know how well your heart works when you’re asking it to perform under heavier stress. The stress test is designed to measure your heart when it’s working a little harder. When you go to take the stress test, you’ll be hooked up to monitors with sensors. These are not going to deliver electricity to you; they’ll simply measure your electrical […]Read more
You already know that stress can be damaging to your heart and other parts of your health. But you may be wondering what you can do about it. Sometimes life throws so many responsibilities at you that you feel like you’re drowning in a sea of stress. But you don’t have to live your life in a constant state of anxiety. The first thing to do is to look at what is causing your stress. Is there […]Read more
Stress is something that everyone has to deal with. Its basic definition is your body’s response to any kind of external stimulus – physical, mental, or emotional. For a long time, physicians and scientists have found that there is a relationship between stress and heart disease risk, but there’s not yet a great understanding of the exact mechanism. There are many possibilities. People who have high levels of stress tend to have less physical activity, poor diets, […]Read more
- Greater emphasis on preventing, treating heart disease in women neededWomen and physicians do not put enough emphasis on cardiovascular disease in women, and a social stigma regarding body weight may be a primary barrier to these important discussions, according to...
- Humans retain genes for coronary artery disease because they make for more prolific parentsGenome-wide scans suggest that natural selection keeps these genes in the population as they benefit childbearing capacity.
- Breast-feeding mothers at lower risk of heart disease, strokeMothers who breast-feed their babies may reduce their risk of heart disease and stroke in later life, especially if they breast-feed for longer durations.
- Could a cholesterol-lowering vaccine replace statins?Researchers reveal the development of a vaccine that successfully reduced 'bad' cholesterol and atherosclerosis in mice. It is now being tested in humans.
- Dairy: Is it good or bad for you?There are numerous arguments for and against dairy consumption, with some experts regarding dairy intake as harmful. Is dairy good or bad for our health?
- Heart failure: Stem cell therapy may worsen heart damageFor heart failure patients, research suggests that using cardiac stem cells for autologous stem cell therapy may exacerbate heart tissue damage.
- New screening tool helps ID heart surgery patients at risk for malnutritionSimple risk score guides surgeons in providing nutrition support sooner and more aggressively.
- Sex-specific cardiovascular drug dosages needed to reduce adverse reactions in womenSex-specific cardiovascular drug dosages are needed to reduce adverse reactions in women, according to a position paper from the European Society of Cardiology published in European Heart Journal ...
- Does the sound of airplanes raise blood pressure risk?A new study investigates the effect of long-term exposure to aircraft noise on the risk of high blood pressure, cardiac arrhythmia, and stroke.
- Diabetes drug found to reduce heart and kidney disease riskA large-scale study finds that a blood sugar-reducing drug for type 2 diabetes also has cardiovascular benefits and reduces the risk of kidney disease.