Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the number one killer of American women, killing one out of three women in the United States. Since 1984, women have surpassed men in cardiovascular disease-related mortality. Traditional risk factors - such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, smoking and obesity - affect men and women, but other factors can play a larger role for women. Pregnancy-related pre-eclampsia, eclampsia, gestational diabetes, stillbirth…
How love sparks better heart health
When you think of your loved one, does your heart feel warm and fuzzy? Or would you say it skips a beat, goes pitter-patter or begins to race?
American Heart Association looks at vape effects on heart health
WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – The American Heart Association is preparing to announce its plan to tackle the vaping epidemic, after a new study shows flavors and nicotine from e-cigarettes damage he…
Cardiologist shares heart health tips prior to Heart Walk & Run
The Capital Region Heart Walk and Run is coming up Sunday, June 2nd. Joining CBS 6 Sunday morning are co-chairs of the event,Dr. Suzie Mookherjee, cardiologist, Albany Med, and Karen Carpenter Palumbo, president and CEO of Vanderheyden. The event is at the Physical Education Building, University at Albany, 1400 Washington Ave. , Albany. 5K Run Check-in opens at 7 a. m. The run starts at 8:30 a. m. Walk activities begin at 9 am. The 1- or 3-mile Walk starts at 10:45 a…
100 Black Men of St. Louis offers free health screenings at Prostate Cancer Walk
With Prostate cancer being one of the most common cancers among American men, a local nonprofit offered free health screenings at a community fair.
Study: Millions should stop taking aspirin for heart health
WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of people who take aspirin to prevent a heart attack may need to rethink the pill-popping, Harvard researchers reported Monday.
Study: Millions should stop using aspirin for heart health
The study was published in Annals of Internal Medicine.
New cholesterol guidelines for heart health: What you need to know
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S. A group of physicians at Johns Hopkins Medicine, the American Heart Association and other experts from around the nation have released updated guidelines on managing cholesterol to minimize the risk of heart attack, stroke, and death. The new...
Middle school students, future doctors, learn the importance of heart health
Some students in Snohomish County could be our region's future doctors.
Preventative heart health starts before child is even born
A well-known pediatric cardiologist with nearly two decades of experience in South Texas working with children explained how to prepare the heart against future issues and why obesity is what parents needs to tackle in their kids.
Study: Millions of healthy older adults should stop taking aspirin for heart health
Millions of people who take aspirin to prevent a heart attack may need to rethink the pill-popping, Harvard researchers reported Monday.
Dads-to-be should stop drinking 6 months before conception for baby's heart health, study says
Compared to non-drinkers, fathers who drank during the three months before conception were 44% more likely to have babies born with congenital heart disease.
Dads-to-Be Should Stop Drinking 6 Months Before Conception for Baby’s Heart Health, Study Says
Alcohol consumption during pregnancy has long been linked to congenital defects and developmental problems in newborns. Now a new study has found a link between a baby's congenital heart defects and their prospective parents' drinking before conception. Compared to non-drinkers, fathers who drank during the three months before conception were 44% more likely to have babies born with congenital heart disease.