When asked about health risks for women many will list breast cancer as the top cause of death. In the USA, one in five women will have a stroke, and strokes kill twice as many women as breast cancer does. Women have unique risk factors for stroke, and six out of every ten people who

A stroke happens when brain tissue dies because a blood vessel in the brain ruptures, or because the blood supply to the brain is cut off. This is a serious condition and strokes are the fifth leading cause of death in the USA according to the CDC. In average, one American dies from stroke every

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Swedish scientists have studied four lifestyle behaviors associated with a lower risk of heart attacks, and found that combining these four with physical activity gave an 86 percent lower risk than high risk groups, and a 79 percent lower risk than the average group who practiced some but not all healthy behaviors. This means that

The Cleveland Clinic was founded in 1921 and is one of the largest private medical centers in the world. The center focuses on patient care, medical education, and research. The center’s vision is to be the world’s leader in patient experience, clinical outcomes, research, and education. In order to reach this goal, the center employs

Many who consider themselves non-smokers still bum a couple of cigarettes when partying or working late, reasoning those few puffs can’t really pose a danger. Truth is, any amount of smoking increases the risk for cancer and tobacco related diseases. Besides increasing the risk for cancer, social smoking also increases the risk for heart and

No one doubts that food has a big impact on our health, but some foods can have surprising side effects. There are many foods that will help you avoid clogged arteries, and this is the first article in our series about them. Skip the soda Different kinds of soda makes people gain weight, elevate blood

When asked what the biggest cause of death is for women in the USA, many would answer breast cancer. However, breast cancer kills about one tenth as many women in a year as heart disease does. A big part of the problem is that women experience cardiovascular disease in different ways than men. Men who

Heart disease is a major problem in the USA. Over 800,000 Americans died from heart attacks and other heart related conditions in 2013. The good news? Four out of five of heart related deaths can be prevented. A big portion of threats to the heart comes from diet. We know that many things we eat