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Heart attacks, strokes tied to lifestyle

Heart attacks, strokes tied to lifestyle

Heart attacks CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. — For the nearly 80 million Americans suffering from heart disease, an ounce of prevention would surely have been worth their pound of cure. Dr. J. David Amlicke, an interventionalist cardiologist with Gateway Medical Group, stresses the importance of education and proper preventative care when handling heart disease. “Heart disease can...

How much do chronic diseases cost in the US?

How much do chronic diseases cost in the US?

Chronic Diseases The most expensive health condition in the United States is cardiovascular disease, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Treating people with cardiovascular disease results in costs for each U.S. state that range from $411 million to $26 billion yearly, according to the report. In addition,...

More People Should Get Statins, Report Says

More People Should Get Statins, Report Says

Treating more Americans with statins is worth the small risk of side-effects and would be cost-effective, a new report finds. New guidelines from the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology in 2013 broadened the definition of who should get cholesterol-lowering statins, which are among the most widely prescribed drugs in the world....

New Studies Point out That Heart Health and Fitness Are Important

New Studies Point out That Heart Health and Fitness Are Important

Heart Health and Fitness Santa Rosa, CA (PRWEB) August 23, 2015 A University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health study has shown that late-stage and post-menopausal women may have significantly greater volumes of fat accumulationed around their hearts, increasing the risk factor for heart diseases. “Some patients are surprised to learn that heart disease...

Patient Seeking for statins alternative

Patient Seeking for statins alternative A powerful new class of drugs promises to change the management of heart disease for high-risk patients who struggle to get their cholesterol levels under control— a group that numbers in the millions. But only some of them are likely to get the new medicines. The new drugs are expensive....

Wider use of statins, better outcomes

Wider use of statins, better outcomes

Wider use of statins , better outcomes The management of high cholesterol has improved since the introduction of new guidelines followed by doctors, resulting in wider use of statins, according to a new study. Particularly for people at medium risk, an examination of the 2013 guidelines for determining statin eligibility, compared with 2004 guidelines, suggests...

Do Statins Make You Aggressive? – Statins Aggressive

Do Statins Make You Aggressive? – Statins Aggressive

Statins Aggressive Study finds it’s possible, but more research is suggested WebMD News from HealthDay By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs might influence a person’s aggressive behaviors, increasing or decreasing their irritability and violent tendencies, a new clinical trial suggests. Men taking statins typically become less...

Health Risks of Obesity

Health Risks of Obesity

Health Risks Obesity Obesity or being overweight is not a superficial problem. Disorders like this can greatly increase your risk for other health problems such as heart disease, diabetes and many others.  Here are some of the obesity-related health problems in adults today. Heart Disease Coronary heart disease (CHD) can be caused by the increase...

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