National Heart Health Month

Hearts are a big deal this month. Leading up to Valentine’s Day we will see countless representations of hearts: heart-shaped chocolates, heart-shaped cakes, sugar hearts with phrases of endearment printed on them, we will even see a little winged baby joyfully shooting arrows at hearts. But we shouldn’t just focus on the hearts involved with […]

It’s National Influenza Vaccination Week!

This week is National Influenza Vaccination Week, and it’s no coincidence that we’re in peak flu season. While the exact number of people who get the flu varies, millions of Americans get the flu each year, and hundreds of thousands are admitted to the hospital for flu symptoms. Learn more about the flu, flu vaccine, […]

Coronary Heart Disease is Still an Issue

A recent study from the Journal of the American Medical Association found that the incidence of coronary heart disease (CHD) in the United States has decreased over the past three decades. According to the study – which examined patients from 1983 to 2011 – the incidence of CHD decreased by 20%. While this is an […]

Heart Attacks Among Women

People typically associate heart attacks with older men, but women can suffer heart attacks as well. Although heart attacks among women are statistically less common than heart attacks among men, they are no less dangerous. Heart disease is the number one cause of death among both men and women in the United States, and is […]

Understanding Stroke

Stroke is a common medical emergency that can cause death and permanent adult disability. It is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States. More than 800,000 Americans suffer stroke each year. Understanding stroke – such as what causes stroke, how it can be prevented, and what to do in the event of […]

May is Arthritis Awareness Month

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, arthritis affects over 52 million adults in the United States. This means that, statistically speaking, one out of every 5 American adults you know has some type of arthritis. What’s more is that half of those people suffer from some kind of activity limitation due to arthritis. […]

The Difference Between COPD and Emphysema

Blossoms on the trees, green grass, and sprouting flowers are all staples of the spring season, and just thinking about them makes you want to breathe in the fresh spring air. Of course, taking in those deep breaths of fresh air is easier for some than others. People with COPD or emphysema will find it […]

Colorectal Cancer Awareness & Screening

Since 2000, March has been Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Colon cancer is very common, being the fourth most diagnosed form of cancer in the United States. It causes the second most deaths of cancers that affect both men and women. There are as many as 200,000 Americans diagnosed with colorectal cancer each year, and more […]

Exercising with Asthma

Exercise is necessary for maintaining good health. Without exercise, your physical health suffers. Unfortunately, there are health conditions that can make it difficult to get the exercise that your body needs in order to stay healthy. Asthma is a chronic disease of the lungs that inflames and constricts airways. When you’re exercising, your lungs need […]

Heart Health for Women

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for American women. Fortunately, there are things you can do to keep your heart healthy. One of the easiest and most important steps women can take is to eat a heart-healthy diet. Talk with your health care provider about your specific needs. In general, however, a healthy […]