Heart Disease

When Heart Disease Runs in the Family, Exercise Tied to Lower Risk

Despite the best modern medicine can offer, the simplest, easiest, and most effective way to stay healthy is to exercise. Medical research continues to reinforce this finding, but a new study out of the United Kingdom tracked over half a million people and crunched the data in a very large burst of proof. When study […]

The Effect of Animal Protein on the Kidneys

Cardiac problems are still the number one cause of disability or death. Heart disease has stayed at the top of the list even as other medical issues have shuffled around below it. One of those that has bubbled up is kidney disease. Problems with the kidneys can be very serious, but are often overlooked until […]

New Technology May Find Heart Disease in Seemingly Healthy Patients

Researchers are working on perfecting a non invasive way to check for inflamed vessels and narrowing arteries which could also identify those most likely to suffer from cardiac conditions later on in life. The process uses a scale called the CT fat attenuation index (FAI) to help detect inflammation risks. It is done by looking […]

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Tips for a Healthy Heart

If you are serious about living a healthy life, you need to take proper care of your heart. The heart is one of the most important organs in the body, working even when you are asleep. Here are five great ways to keep your heart healthy.

Doctor checking blood pressure of a patient

Six Pleasant Ways to Lower Your Blood Pressure

High blood pressure is a major risk factor for heart disease, stroke, kidney failure and metabolic syndrome.  When it can’t be controlled through diet and exercise, most people turn to pharmaceutical drugs.  Fortunately, there are some science-backed complementary therapies that can help get you back in the normal range.  Here are six ways you can […]

Woman having heart attack and trying to reach the phone for help

Women, Protect Your Hearts