heart disease

About every 40 seconds, an American has a heart attack, and almost 15% of those heart attacks are fatal. As the leading cause of death in the US, heart disease has been the subject of thousands of studies in...
Want to know how to avoid heart trouble? You can start by asking a nurse. Or, better yet, about 84,000 nurses. A 14-year study of 84,129 nurses -- published in the New England Journal of Medicine -- provides a...
According to a controlled diet study by The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, doubling or even nearly tripling saturated fat in the diet does not cause total levels of saturated fat in the blood to increase. In actuality,...
In 2007, the World Health Organization officially classified night shift work as a probable carcinogen due to circadian disruption. Your circadian rhythms are physical, mental, and behavioral changes responding to light and darkness in your environment that occur within...
Are you suffering from hypertension? If so, implementing a vegetarian diet may help you reduce your blood pressure. A study was published in the Journal of American Medical Association Internal Medicine that looked into the effects that eating a...
You eat right. You exercise. You do your very best to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Yet, your daily life leaves you bombarded with emails, texts, phone calls, work matters, family matters, financial crises, traffic jams and more, which can...
In the quest to rid the world of its deadliest diseases, researchers conduct complex, long-term studies of the effects of food, supplements and the environment on the human body and analyze mountains of clinical data. The hope is always...
Salt is America’s favorite condiment. The average American consumes 3,300 milligrams of salt daily – two times more than the recommended daily intake, according to the American Heart Association (AHA). Recently, the AHA has revised the guidelines for salt...
One in eight people who suffer a heart attack or other life-threatening cardiac event go on to suffer post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to an analysis of multiple studies.  Furthermore, those patients who develop PTSD appear to have twice...
Once the blood receives oxygen from the lungs, the heart sends the blood from the aorta through the arteries and into the capillaries, which are smaller, thinner blood vessels. Then, once the capillaries have brought oxygen and nutrients to...