People who invest in life insurance are taking important steps to protect their families financially in the long term. However, some people may not be informed about how they can prevent having those policies cashed in too soon.Read More
High blood pressure is called the silent killer for a reason. One in three adults in the U.S. has it, many with no symptoms, no red flags, and unless they’ve seen a doctor lately, no idea their numbers are so high they are at risk for heart attack or stroke, according to Centers for Disease Prevention and Control.Read More
Women in high-stress professions are 40 percent more likely to develop a heart condition than those who aren’t, according to a recent study.Read More
Thirdhand smoke, like first and secondhand smoke, may also be a possible cause of asthma and lung cancer, a new study in the journal Environmental Science and Technology has found.Read More
Researchers used data from multiple health studies, including the National Health Interview Survey, to determine the state of asthma across the nation. Out of the 24.6 million people afflicted with asthma, the disease was found in higher concentrations among women, children, African-Americans.Read More
By 2030, the amount of money spent in the U.S. on heart disease will be three times larger than it is today, according to the American Heart Association.Read More
Constant breathing of cold air can cause problems for people with bronchitis, COPD and emphysema. Actually working outdoors in cold climates can lead to lung conditions and premature aging.Read More
But new research has defined the circulation of tumor cells that spread ovarian cancer throught the bloodstream, homing in on a sheath of abdominal fatty tissues where it can grow and metastasize to other organs according to a news release scientists at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center report in Cancer Cell.Read More
During the last decade, however, studies have shown there has been a significant increase in incidence, and even mortality, and has caused debate within the scientific community.Read More
Researchers are continuing to report significant progress in their efforts to reduce the nation’s rate of stroke deaths, but they still have a long way to go.
According to the American Heart Association, more than 137,000 people died of stroke in 2006. There are also said to be about 6.4 million Americans who have survived a stroke.
While stroke is still the nation’s third-leading killer, the AHA also noted that the death rate from strokes fell 33.5 percent between 1995 and 2005, while the number of actual stroke deaths fell by 18.4 percent.Read More