What Is A Resting Heart Rate?

The resting heart rate of the body (commonly called RHR) is the number of contractions of the heart that occur in a single minute while the body is at complete rest. This number will vary depending upon the age, gender, and general health of a person. There will also be a large difference in the […]

What Are We Smoking?

In their latest Morbidity and Mortality Report, CDC reported that the use of smoked tobacco (read cigarettes) declined between 2000 and 2011 by 27.5 percents. Good news, right? Not exactly. During the same period, consumption of non-cigarette smoked tobacco (read pipe and lose tobacco and cigars) increased by 123 percents. What is going on?

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Brain Basics: Preventing Stroke

According to, less than 20% of hospitals in the United States are stroke certified. The National Stroke Association is an organization that works to assist stroke victims and their families and caregivers with educational programs on care and prevention and stroke awareness. But it seems to this writer that it would be best if […]

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Gum Disease And Heart Attack Risk

We all know, or should know, the importance of proper dental hygiene to prevent gingivitis (gum disease), but did you know that poor dental hygiene can also increase your risk of heart attack? It’s true, or is it. A popular belief for many years now is that gum disease can lead to heart disease and […]

Mini Stroke

What is a mini stroke? A mini stroke is actually a transient ischemic attack (TIA), which is a temporary interruption of blood flow to a part of the brain. A mini stroke is basically the same thing as a normal stroke except that a mini stroke does not destroy brain cells and cause permanent damage […]



Have you ever spent a lot of time outside in hot weather? Whether it is working or playing, having good times or toiling, spending time outside in the hot summer weather can be dangerous if you are not careful. Heatstroke is a serious issue that can be deadly if these signs are ignored or go […]


Aphasia – a Quiet Disease

One million Americans live with aphasia, and most of us have never heard of it. But, for people with aphasia and their family members, the effects can be devastating: inability to communicate, loss of a job, frustration and often depression. More people in the USA have aphasia than muscular dystrophy or Parkinson”s disease. For that […]

Herbs to the Rescue – Gingko Helps After the Stroke

As medical science is developing by leaps and bounds, we are increasingly learning about the power of herbs. Much of the knowledge about herbs is ancient and has been part of the native knowledge for thousands of years. The new study conducted by the scientists from Johns Hopkins University found that the extract of gingko […]

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What’s Good For The Heart

There has been a lot of talk in recent years about doing things that are healthy for your heart. Hardly a week goes by without some new fact or warning on the news about the latest foods and exercises to avoid or to add to your routines. It seems like almost everyone is consumed (and […]

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How Do I Lower Cholesterol Naturally?

Not everyone is conscious about how and what they eat. Because of this, many people suffer from degenerative diseases, which are caused by bad lifestyle choices. Too much fat in food can cause the body”s cholesterol levels to rise. High cholesterol is the primary reason for heart diseases, being overweight and high blood pressure etc. […]