Putting “Heart” Back Into Healthy Living in Your Golden Years

By Clare Wentz There’s no better time to be health conscious than when you’re a senior. It’s the time in your life when health matters the most and, if you’re retired, when you have more free time to devote to your health. Over the years, you may have let your health become less of a priority as you directed your attention to other obligations, but … Continue reading Putting “Heart” Back Into Healthy Living in Your Golden Years

How does your blood pressure measure up?

According to the new guidelines from the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association about what defines a normal blood pressure, about half of all adults in the US have high blood pressure! Knowing your blood pressure is an important part of controlling your risk of heart disease. If it’s normal, great! If not, knowing and treating it could reduce your risk of having … Continue reading How does your blood pressure measure up?

Hookah smoking ain’t that cool after all!

In a recent scientific statement published in the journal Circulation by the American Heart Association, a group of cardiologists, epidemiologists and public health experts have summarized data available for adverse effects of hookah smoking or water pipe use and have come out strongly against it. Hookah use is on the rise among teens and young adults in the US and the practice is commonly misperceived by … Continue reading Hookah smoking ain’t that cool after all!