In celebration of Sudden Cardiac Awareness Month, the AHA released a new web-based video, “Rules of Hands-Only CPR,” featuring the cast of the CBS hit series “Rules of Engagement.” Filmed in the style of the sitcom, the short asks Americans to learn the life-saving skill of Hands-Only CPR and […]
Blacks who survive strokes caused by bleeding in the brain are more likely than whites to have high blood pressure a year later, a new study says.
Continued high blood pressure increases their risk of another stroke.
The study examined racial and ethnic differences in these strokes, called intracranial hemorrhage or […]
Chowing down on a pile of candy bars may not be a very good idea, but one ingredient in chocolate might actually help you come up with good ideas.
New research in the American Heart Association’s journal Hypertension found improved mental function in elderly people who drank a lot of […]
Spending your free time plopped in front of the TV or computer? New research shows you may be able to lower your chances of heart disease by using just a small amount of that free time on simple physical activity such as brisk walking, riding a bike or even […]
Video streaming by UstreamColon Terrell, a heart attack survivor and retired banker from Raleigh, NC, is walking 3,000 miles across America on a journey he calls “Heart Trek USA”.
Colon is walking approximately 20 miles per day in hopes to raise awareness of our nation’s No. 1 killer, heart disease, […]
Twenty years ago, a cheeseburger was 257 calories. Today, it’s 590.
Try this one on for size: Twenty minutes of jogging burns off about one chocolate chip cookie.
We have a problem. Although for most, it’s no surprise.
I watched part one and part two of HBO’s new documentary, Weight of the […]
Brain researcher, Jill Bolte Taylor watched as her brain functions – motions, speech, self-awareness – shut down one by one as she had a massive stroke. Watch her astonishing story:
Did you know that a stroke occurs every 40 seconds? It’s the No. 4 cause of death and No. 1 […]