All posts for the month March, 2011

Increase your chances for having a healthy heart

Fact: Making a few lifestyle changes can prevent heart disease, and yet it remains the No. 1 killer in the United States. The American Heart Association wants to improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20% as well as reduce heart-related deaths and stroke by 20% — all by 2020. It’s possible, they say, [...]

Heart attack: Know the signs

You’re a little nauseated and lightheaded. Your back hurts. What do you think? You’re coming down with something, what you ate for breakfast didn’t settle, you carried too much laundry up the stairs? All plausible explanations. Here’s another: You’re having a heart attack. In an American Heart Association survey, only about half of women were [...]