Both women and medical professionals need to change the way they think about the signs of a heart attack, experts say.
I never thought of myself as strong or unique or special in any way. I have certainly proven myself wrong.
I woke up today and it was a big deal. In fact, the last five years have been full of bonus days. Waking up each day has been a really big deal!
Cortisol — the stress hormone — is critical. But chronically elevated levels are associated with a higher risk of health problems, including cardiovascular disease and cognitive issues. Meditation, good sleep habits and other lifestyle modifications may lower your stress and improve your overall health.
As I sprawled in my hospital bed — feeling permanently dazed — with slurred, labored speech I tried to describe how I felt to my wife and sons. It felt, I said, like a cross between a brutal barroom beating and a spiritual awakening.
After undergoing surgery to treat hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a thickening of the heart muscle, Sharon Bond founded a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness about heart disease.