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Seven lifestyle modifications that prevent atherosclerosis have also been found to maintain brain health and prevent cognitive decline.
There is no credible evidence to support the myriad claims of benefit of lecithin supplements, but finding lecithin metabolites in the blood of heart attack and stroke patients raises a safety concern.
The dogma that fish oil is cardioprotective has come under criticism in a new study that showed no protective effect. Its active ingredient Omega 3 fatty acid has been shown to increase risk of prostate cancer.
The underlying factors that govern our health and longevity are not merely cheerfulness vs. moroseness, they are positive vs. negative attitudes, compassion vs. hostility, love vs. hate.
A stroke occurs every 40 seconds in the U.S. Fortunately, it is preventable if you know how to manage your risk.
More than 80% of stroke patients with a history of atrial fibrillation did not receive medication to prevent a stroke.
It's time to abandon the notion that "personal responsibility" is the solution to every health problem so that the hard work of affecting cultural change can be taken up in earnest.
Atrial fibrillation is a serious condition that can lead to stroke and heart failure. New ablation techniques are highly accurate and effective at curing this arrhythmia, allowing the heart to pump normally again.
By knowing your numbers, you can take control of your heart health and treat risk factors with lifestyle changes and your healthcare provider's help.