5 Facts All Men Need to Know About Heart Disease

Although you may be thinking that Men’s Health Week is over, now is exactly the time to keep it on your mind. Preventing heart disease is all about the long game. It takes endurance, dedication, will-power, and a good support network. For some that may sound like pain, suffering, and torture. It doesn’t have to be like that though. Staying healthy can be challenging, but … Continue reading 5 Facts All Men Need to Know About Heart Disease

Heart disease in professional football and baseball athletes

A new study published in JAMA Network Open by researchers from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health showed that American football players have a higher risk of heart disease, brain disease and premature death than baseball players of the same age. The authors chose to compare National Football League (NFL) football players with Major League Baseball (MLB) baseball players, since both groups are … Continue reading Heart disease in professional football and baseball athletes

The ‘broken heart’ syndrome is real – and it starts in the brain!

If you know someone who went through an intense emotional experience and then suffered heart damage that was not related to a heart attack – that is most likely something called the ‘Tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy’ – or in colloquial terms – ‘broken-heart syndrome’. It was originally described in 1990 in Japan among middle-aged women who suffered heart damage after a stressful event. The term Tako-tsubo stands … Continue reading The ‘broken heart’ syndrome is real – and it starts in the brain!