Gender stereotypes about men and the idea of masculinity can range from stubbornness to the ever-popular tough-guy attitude. Any one of these mindsets could be used to explain why men often don’t go to the doctor to address worrisome symptoms as frequently as women do.
The Mediterranean Diet is gaining traction for the plethora of health benefits it provides, including heart-health. Studies have shown that adhering the Mediterranean habits reduces the risk of cardiovascular events and strokes.
When it comes to identifying heart attack symptoms in women and men, often times they are very different. Many women fail to recognize the warning signs because women’s symptoms are often elusive and can go unidentified.
Recent studies suggest that taking aspirin daily might cause more harm than good in some patients. While aspirin can have significant beneficial effects, it’s important to consult with your physician before beginning (or ending) any regular medication. There are other ways you can manage your heart health, without taking aspirin regularly.
For most parents, a cholesterol screening is not likely to be on the list of tests needed during their child's annual well check. But research is showing that conducting this simple test on children can identify silent risk factors for heart disease and help prevent the early onset of the world's number one killer.
Broken heart got you down? This February, participate in American Heart Month by making small lifestyle changes that could directly affect your risk of heart disease.