Medicare will now cover supervised exercise therapy for a vascular condition that affects about 8.5 million Americans, according to a decision issued in June by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Millions more people worldwide may benefit from cholesterol-lowering statins after a global study showed the drugs help reduce heart attacks and strokes in people at moderate risk. The risk fell slightly further when patients also took blood pressure drugs.
According to a study presented at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology and Prevention/Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health 2017 Scientific Sessions, the temptation to overeat for people trying to lose weight or maintain a lower body weight is stronger when eating in a social setting.
Perhaps you have noticed, your blood pressure fluctuates, sometimes by quite a bit, and considering the many warning we have all heart about high blood pressure, those variations may be worrisome. So, are we right to be worried?
Ellie Brady was the picture of health, a wife and mother training for a half marathon. On a nine-mile training run she got out of breath. As the week progressed so did her symptoms — back pain, chest pain, uncontrollable chills — until she could no longer ignore them.
If you don’t know the answer, you’re not alone. Many survivors feel scared, confused and overwhelmed after a heart attack. Read the first in our four-part After A Heart Attack series to help guide your steps and connect with resources to support your recovery.
Everybody needs a break — kids as much as anybody. Recess time has been championed as a way to help combat the nation’s childhood obesity problem. In fact, research shows it helps them learn better in school.
Some risk factors for stroke are exclusive to women, and for this reason, the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association recently published Guidelines for the Prevention of Stroke in Women.
For decades, women have been striving for equality, but one place they have reached parity is in heart disease. As with men, cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 killer of women — causing a third of deaths among all women.
If you’ve been told by your healthcare provider that you have high blood pressure, don’t panic—it’s manageable! You can make some simple changes to your lifestyle that can help you get your blood pressure down to a healthy level.
Cooking at home can be a daunting task, but a rewarding one for your diet and lifestyle (and your wallet). Making small changes in your diet is important to your heart health. Here are simple, healthy and affordable recipes and cooking tips.