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?

Is cardiac arrest different than a heart attack?

You asked: Is cardiac arrest different than a heart attack? In short, yes. Cardiac arrest and heart attack can be related in that one may cause the other, but they are distinctly different. Before we jump into the details, the main difference can be summarized as follows: a heart attack indicates dying heart muscle while cardiac arrest indicates a person dying. It might be helpful … Continue reading Is cardiac arrest different than a heart attack?