A Sense of Purpose May Help Your Heart

FRIDAY, March 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Living your life with a strong sense of purpose may lower your risk for early death, heart attack or stroke, new research suggests. The finding is based on a broad review of past research involving more than 137,000… Continue reading

6 Common Habits That Are Damaging Your Heart • By Mikel Theobald • Reviewed by Farrokh Sohrabi, MD

Work long hours at a desk job? Forget to floss at night? These and other common habits can be hard on your heart. Stay safe by making these heart-healthy changes. You know that eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly are important habits for a… Continue reading

Medical Groups Raise Blood Pressure Rx Threshold for Healthy Adults Over 60 Guidelines say therapy should begin after top number in reading meets or exceeds 150 mmHG, not 140

By Robert Preidt Monday, January 16, 2017   MONDAY, Jan. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Two leading medical organizations are recommending a less aggressive target for the treatment of high blood pressure in adults 60 and older who are otherwise healthy. Traditionally, the threshold for… Continue reading

Mental Health May Affect Chances Against Cancer Early research suggests anxiety, depression might raise risk of dying from certain malignancies

By Robert Preidt Thursday, January 26, 2017 WEDNESDAY, Jan. 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Anxiety and depression may increase the risk of death from certain cancers, early research suggests. After analyzing studies involving thousands of patients in Great Britain, researchers found that people with greater… Continue reading

1 in 3 Americans May Have Had Warning Stroke Without Knowing It Study authors say learn the signs and symptoms that mean you need immediate medical help

By Mary Elizabeth Dallas MONDAY, May 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Is it possible to have a small stroke and not even realize it? Yes, according to new research that found about 35 percent of Americans experience symptoms of a warning stroke. Yet only about… Continue reading