Heart Health

Warfarin Side Effects: Common Side Effects, Interactions, Do’s and Don’ts
Warfarin is a drug often prescribed by doctors to help treat blood clots, though you may be more familiar with its brand names, “Coumadin” and “Jantoven.” But, as with many medications, there are warfarin side effects such as drowsiness, bl... Read More
Metabolic Syndrome: A New Health Crisis and How to Avoid It
Credit: iStock.com/TAGSTOCK1 There is a new health crisis hiding in plain sight. It may be one of the biggest health concerns we face today. And, I am seeing some of my friends and family struggling with symptoms of this health crisis. I’m talking ... Read More
The Truth about Coconut Oil and Why the AHA Has It Wrong
There are currently more than 1,500 studies showing the health benefits of coconut oil. I use coconut oil often. So, I was caught by surprise when a recent headline for a USA Today article read, “Coconut oil isn’t healthy. It’s never been healt... Read More
Heart Health of a 20-Year-Old? Follow These 7 Simple Steps
Earlier in the year I had a big health scare. One of my main arteries was almost entirely blocked, and I underwent an emergency angioplasty. Thankfully, I’m recovering and feeling great. And I’m determined not to neglect my heart health again. So... Read More
Left Arm Pain: What Could It Mean?
Do you ever feel random sensations such as pain, tingling, numbness, or stiffness in your left arm and wonder what could possibly be the cause? Most people tend to automatically associate any unusual left arm pain or discomfort with a heart attack or... Read More
Arrhythmia: The Causes, Types, Symptoms, and Treatments
The heart is a complicated organ. It has many moving parts and tubes, and is the engine that drives the body forward. But like any engine, if something happens to disrupt the functioning of that engine, there can be problems. Arrhythmia (also called ... Read More
Post-Heart Attack Survival: Increase Your Chances by 47%
Look, you’ve heard all about the benefits of exercise when it comes to promoting cardiovascular health and reducing the risk of a heart attack. But, you know what? There are no guarantees in life. However, if you do suffer a heart attack and are an... Read More
What Does Heartburn Feel Like? A Basic Guide to Heartburn
Heartburn is the worst. It can happen at the most inopportune times. You went out and had a great dinner (maybe some drinks, too), you’re lying down in bed, and it just hits you. Burning in your chest and throat, making sleep and comfort impossible... Read More
Page 1 of 3123