3 Lifestyle Changes for Better Health

3 Lifestyle Changes for Better Health

Right now in the U.S. About 4 out of 5 Veterans receving care in VHA are overweight or obese. 1 in 5 Veterans actively uses tobacco products. Research shows that 3 health behaviors contribute to the development of 4 major chronic diseases. Together, those diseases account for 50% of all deaths, worldwide. Physical inactivity, unhealthy …

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Medical Myth – You should avoid exercise after a heart attack. 6

Medical Myth – You should avoid exercise after a heart attack. 6

Immediately after a heart attack we mobilize people immediately because we know how bad bed rest is for the human body. Participation in a gradual and guided exercise program, part of a cardiac rehabilitation program is recommended for all patients after a heart attack.

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Heart attack patients get quicker hospital care, but death rates unchanged

Heart attack patients get quicker hospital care, but death rates unchanged

– Door-to-balloon time is the term that’s used to describe the time it takes for a patient coming in with a major heart attack, from the time they’re at the hospital door, to the time their artery is opened. Most major heart attacks happen because a coronary artery, the artery that supplies the heart, is …

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Many Symptoms of Heart Attack and Heart Disease: A Complex Condition

Many Symptoms of Heart Attack and Heart Disease: A Complex Condition

Heart disease is a very broad term. I think most people who think of heart disease think of heart attacks or coronary artery disease, and that certainly is the most common form of heart disease. But it’s certainly much broader than that. It includes things such as diseases at the heart muscle, or heart failure …

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New Blood Test Can Predict A Heart Attack Years In Advance

New Blood Test Can Predict A Heart Attack Years In Advance

The heart is a precious thing and heart health is something we should all take pretty seriously. According to The Amercian Heart Association (the AHA) close to half of the population of the US have some kind of heart disease. That’s a huge number. Heart disease is currently the leading cause of death in the …

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Causes of High Blood Pressure

Causes of High Blood Pressure

What causes high blood pressure, doctor? The reality is we don’t know we don’t know exactly what causes hypertension we know that it is incredibly common it is genetically determined we think that throughout evolution humans have been selected for genes that make them retains salt so for example if you bear with me for …

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Top 2% in U.S. for Heart Attack Survival

Top 2% in U.S. for Heart Attack Survival

every 45 seconds a heart attacks sends one more person into the ring fighting for their life when a heart attack strikes Saint Luke’s saves lives no other hospital within 100 miles saves lives like we do our record stands. Put a heavyweight in your corner.

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High Blood Pressure May Affect MCI

High Blood Pressure May Affect MCI

Mild cognitive impairment gets worse faster with uncontrolled blood pressure. I’m Erin White and THIS is a dailyRx Minute. High blood pressure can be controlled with medicine, but often goes unnoticed. For those with mild cognitive impairment, high blood pressure means losing mental skills faster than those who have controlled blood pressure. This includes trouble …

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A Juicy Solution to High Blood Pressure?

A Juicy Solution to High Blood Pressure?

I’m Shelby Cullinan with today’s health news. Solving the problem of high blood pressure often means taking medication. However, there might be a new, natural treatment on the horizon. Researchers found that men who drank tart Montmorency cherry juice had a significant drop in blood pressure. All of the men had early signs of hypertension. …

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