Monthly Archives September 2014

Women’s Heart Health: Are You at Risk?

By Dr. Niya Jones, MIPC Physician Although heart disease affects more than 26 million people in the United States1, many women do not realize that they are at risk. In a recent study sponsored by the American Heart Association, only about half of the women surveyed correctly identified heart disease as the number one cause of death for women.2 In addition to traditional risk factors, certain medications, pregnancy-related disorders and common medical conditions can all predispose women to heart disease. Unique Risk Factors High blood pressure, high cholesterol, smoking and diabetes are major heart disease risk factors for both men
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Can You Recognize a Heart Attack or a Stroke?

By Michael J. Horan, MD, MPH, FACP  How would you react to a medical emergency? When it comes to life-threatening conditions like heart attack or stroke, every minute counts. Get to know the signs and symptoms of these health threats. If you think you or someone else might be having a heart attack or stroke, get medical help right away. Call 911. Acting fast could save your life or someone else’s. That’s the message we put out back in 1991 when I worked at the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and we
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