If you’ve been told you have high blood pressure, you’re probably scared to death.
It is called “the silent killer.” With a name like that, it has to scare you. And, if that’s not scary enough, you were probably told t... Read More
Learning to manage your own health has become something of a mantra since the turn of the century. After decades of patients waiting until something went seriously wrong before approaching a doctor or visiting the ER, people were finally being urged ... Read More
To his family’s—and many fans’—dismay, James Gandolfini, who famously portrayed mob boss Tony Soprano in The Sopranos died of a heart attack on Wednesday in Italy at the young age of 51. An autopsy will be conducted to determine more inform... Read More
Atrial fibrillation is not really a household word and yet it is the most common form of irregular heartbeat, or arrhythmia. When this happens, disorganized electrical signals reach the two upper chambers of your heart which are called atria. Fibrill... Read More
High blood pressure is a very prevalent condition which affects many people around the world. Although high blood pressure is a disease involving many different factors including lifestyle dynamics, genetics, and environmental factors, this disorder ... Read More
This is probably the MOST important medical condition which should be discussed for several reasons. Firstly, atherosclerosis is the leading cause of ill health and death that our society faces, and secondly, this disease responds very well to change... Read More
Have you ever felt nervous sitting in the waiting room of your doctor’s clinic? Does your mouth get dry or do you start to perspire or shake at the thought of seeing your doctor? You are there for your yearly physical examination and it’s taken q... Read More
You might think that after suffering from a heart attack or stroke, people would be inclined to exercise or start following a healthy diet. But according to a recent study, that’s not the case.
The study, conducted at McMaster University, looked at... Read More