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Category Archives: Heart disease

Heart Matters – 40 Important Questions to Find Answers For (Part 1)

Written by Courteney

Posted on September 9, 2016 at 10:25 pm

Whether you’ve recently suffered a heart attack, have been diagnosed with a heart condition such as congestive heart failure, or you have a family history of heart disease and are concerned about future problems, you should adequately prepare for your doctor or cardiology appointment to ensure you come away with th .......

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Heart Matters – A Ticker-Friendly Diet

Written by Courteney

Posted on July 29, 2016 at 1:18 am

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 735,000 Americans have heart attacks annually. Moreover, there are a whopping 610,000 cardiac-related fatalities in the Unites States every year. Because of these alarming stats, we decided to start a Heart Matters feature. For our second ed .......

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Heart Matters (Edition #1) Facts and Figures

Written by Courteney

Posted on July 9, 2016 at 7:45 pm

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 735,000 Americans have heart attacks annually. Moreover, there are a whopping 610,000 cardiac-related fatalities in the Unites States every year. Because of the alarming prevalence of cardiovascular disease, we wanted to start a regular Hea .......

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Fast Facts About Cholesterol

Written by Courteney

Posted on April 20, 2016 at 7:48 pm

Over 73 million Americans have high LDL cholesterol High cholesterol can manifest itself physically, causing ‘xanthomas’ (discolored fatty growths) on the skin. Not all cholesterol is ‘bad’ for your heart. Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) is the dangerous kind, and high-density lipoprotein (HDL) is bene .......

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Our Most Sedentary Generation

Written by Courteney

Posted on April 6, 2016 at 8:54 pm

Ever notice there are never as many children outside playing kickball and tag than there were ten years ago? Many playgrounds are ghost towns nowadays compared to the bustling microcosms they once were. Unfortunately, more children lead sedentary lives today than any generation before. I .......

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Arrhythmias – A Whacky Ticker Could Be Serious

Written by Courteney

Posted on February 29, 2016 at 7:42 pm

Arrhythmias are conditions which disrupt the normal electrical impulses of the heart, causing abnormal heartbeats. Not dissimilar to recurrent power surges and flickering lights in a house. There are different types of arrhythmias, and conditions that may mimic them as well. Some arrhythmias are harmless, simply causing mild delays in heartbeats, while .......

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Some Scary Facts about Obesity

Written by S.O.

Posted on December 4, 2015 at 7:30 am

Obesity is one the biggest problems that has the plagued 21st century. According to recent research, 34.5% or 7.6 million Americans are overweight and obese, yet it seems that these official statistics are underestimated. Certain interest groups are quite relieved that this issue is not discussed properly. Putting on a few pounds might not affect your physical appearance, but the health consequences can be much more severe and in some cases fatal. Let’s have a look at some of the major issues .......

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