Getting well, staying well
No matter how lucky or careful a person is, it is practically impossible to spend all one’s days without illness. When confronted with a life-changing health condition, there are many important ways one can take charge and manage it effectively. In this series, we take a close look at the things you should know in order to be the best custodian of your own wellness.
Diet for Coronary Artery Disease: Making Smarter Food Decisions for Better Health
If you have coronary artery disease, the key to managing your condition could be as close as your kitchen. In fact, following a special diet for coronary artery disease is one of the most important steps you can take for healthier arteries. Here's what you need to know about eating your way to better health.
The Evolution of Heart Attack Detection
When most of us think of what a heart attack looks like, we imagine a person clutching their chest in pain. However, it doesn't always look that way, so it may be time to change the way we think about heart attack detection.
Pediatric Cardiology: The Key to Monitoring Children's Heart Health
Doctors who specialize in pediatric cardiology save children's lives every year. Heart conditions, whether acquired or congenital, can impact the health of children in the same way they do older adults. Pediatric care can be vital in the health of your child's heart, with treatments available for a variety of conditions. But which heart conditions are pediatric cardiologists most frequently tasked with managing and treating? Here are some of the conditions most frequently encountered by pediatric cardiologists.
How to Prevent Heart Disease With Preventive Cardiology
Cardiovascular disease, which includes heart disease and stroke, accounts for the highest cause of death in the United States for both men and women. Annually, about one in three Americans die of heart disease, according to the American Heart Association. Luckily, it's possible to prevent heart disease by decreasing exposure to risk factors. One way to manage your risk factors is to undergo preventive cardiology treatment, which helps detect signs and symptoms early.
Cholesterol and Cardiovascular Disease: The Good, the Bad, and the Modifiable Risk Factors
Do you know your cholesterol level? If you answered no, you're not alone. But it might be time to talk to your doctor and get your levels checked. An estimated 73.5 million adults in the United States have high cholesterol, which substantially raises their risk for heart disease -- the number one cause of death in the country. Despite this link between high cholesterol and cardiovascular disease, many people don't know what their levels are or how they can lower them. Less than half of people with high cholesterol get the recommended treatment to reduce their risk of heart disease.