Health Tips

Staying Safe When Exercising in the Heat

Summer heat is just around the corner. Exercising is important for a healthy lifestyle; however, in the heat, it can be dangerous.


You Apple Watch Can Do A Lot – Part 2

But Your Doctor is Still Vital

The American Heart Association raves about the ECG app monitor on the Apple Watch. However, cardiologists are cautious.


Your Apple Watch Can Do A Lot – Part One

It Can Even Track Your Heart Health

Technology is always expanding. One of the most exciting products on the market is the Apple Watch. Cutting-edge gadgets and apps are bringing easy healthcare monitoring to more people. Improving and maintaining health is getting easier for everyone, not just fitness monitor users. READ MORE »

Give Your Mom a Healthy Heart for Mother’s Day

Heart disease is the number one killer of women, and you can keep your mom’s heart strong by spoiling her this Mother’s Day in different ways. Here are three ways you can celebrate your mother’s love by helping her take care of her heart.

My Mom Has Varicose Veins…Will I Have Them Too?

If you think of stretched and bulging veins when asked for your family’s medical history, you may begin to become concerned that varicose veins are hereditaryVaricose veins are veins that swell when the vein’s valves leak, causing blood to flow backward and pool in the veinThe vein walls weaken and stretch. 


Book Your Flight! Vacations Really Can Improve Heart Health!

Workers caught up in the rat race take only half the vacation time they have earnedWhile there is nothing wrong with working hard, it is important to remember the benefits of rest 


Help Your Heart…One Dog Walk At A Time

They say dogs are man’s best friend. There is nothing like the unconditional love of a dog, but dogs can literally heal the heartAccording to the American Heart Association, owning a dog decreases the risk of heart disease 


Does My Heart Health Affect My Brain?

Dementia includes multiple symptoms affecting memory, thinking, and social abilities1 in 6 women and 1 in 10 men over 55 years of age will develop dementia in their lifetimeIt may come as a surprise that the heart has a direct effect on brain healthVascular issues cause 1 in 3 cases of dementia. 


Energy Drinks – Are They Bad For Your Heart?  (Part 2)

The number of hospitalizations and deaths related to energy drinks is on the rise.  Although most contain caffeine and sugar similar to drinks like soda, there are additional unhealthy ingredients in energy drinks.  Specialized “energy blends” are herbs and chemicals that may include ginseng, taurine, B vitamins, among others.  The effects of these ingredients on cardiovascular health is unknown.


Look Out for These Warning Signs of a Heart Attack

A heart attack, or myocardial infarction, occurs when the flow of blood to the heart is disrupted.  Without blood, the heart is deprived of oxygen and nutrients and ceases to properly function.  Heart attacks may be sudden and intense but can also be a slow process with minimal pain.  It is important to know the symptoms and warning signs of a heart attack and to act quickly to save a life.