Women’s Heart Health and Stress

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Many women’s daily lives are stretched to the limit by the multiple roles they fill at work, at home, and in the community. In many households, women still perform most childcare, shopping, cleaning, cooking, and, in some cases, care of elderly parents or in-laws. Some working women have incorporated a male standard for achievement in the workplace while retaining the …

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How the Fall Time Change Impacts Heart Health (And 5 Ways to Combat the Effects)

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It’s been debated whether or not bi-annual time changes impact our health. And now, multiple studies have shown that losing one hour when “springing forward” increases risk of mental and cardiovascular complications1 including depression, heart attacks, and stroke. But is “falling back” just as harmful? Your Body Relies on Routine There isn’t significant evidence that the autumn time change is as detrimental for …

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Early Detection of Hypertension: Uncovering the Hidden Symptoms of ‘The Silent Killer’

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When many of us think of hypertension, or high blood pressure, we often go straight to its most well-known symptoms; things like headaches, shortness of breath, or chest pain. However, this notoriously stealthy ‘silent killer’ often goes unnoticed. One reason for this is that hypertension is often symptomless. Another is that its less frequently touted symptoms are generally unknown. Both …

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The Magic of Magnesium: Supporting Your Cardiovascular Health with this Mighty Mineral

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Magnesium is a humble, yet mighty mineral that plays a substantial role in our overall wellbeing and is also a key player in maintaining our cardiovascular health. In fact, it can help the heart in maintaining its proper rhythm and lowering blood pressure. Unfortunately, in the United States, nearly half the population is deficient in this essential nutrient, leaving many …

Heart Rate Monitoring: The Future of Personalized and Preventative Medicine

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The world as we know it today is rapidly shifting and changing. As technology continues to expand, we seem to expand with it. One area where this is the case (and the area we happen to be most interested in) is the intersection between technology and health.  With the ability smartwatches have to collect and share vast amounts of data …

The Benefits of a Plant-Based Whole Foods Diet for a Healthy Heart

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When it comes to maintaining a healthy heart, what you eat matters. The foods you choose to eat have a direct impact on your cardiovascular health and are always either helping or harming it.  While there is no one-size-fits-all diet, one thing we know is that a diet that’s primarily made up of plant-based whole foods can help improve overall …

Heart Conditions 101: Cardiomyopathy

Cardiomyopathy: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis & Treatment

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Cardiomyopathy is a group of diseases in which the heart muscle has a hard time properly pumping blood. While these diseases can cause serious issues, there are treatment and prevention options for limiting its development, or avoiding it altogether. While cardiomyopathy can occur in any age group, 1 in every 500 adults has some form of it.What are cardiomyopathy symptoms? Symptoms of cardiomyopathy can …