As a culture, Americans have been taught that there is one way to avoid the detrimental health effects of cigarette smoking: don’t smoke. However, a new study has found that more children are being exposed to tobacco smoke even if they aren’t lighting up themselves.Read More
Life insurance will raise premiums due to high blood pressure being an early indicator of cardiovascular disease, kidney disease and chronic heart failure.Read More
“These findings show that we have come a long way in preventing complications and improving quality of life for people with diabetes,” said Edward Gregg, Ph.D., a senior epidemiologist in CDC’s Division of Diabetes Translation and lead author of the study. “While the declines in complications are good news, they are still high and will stay with us unless we can make substantial progress in preventing type 2 diabetes.”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
Approximately 800,000 people in the United States have a stroke each year and one American dies from a stroke every 4 minutes on average according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Read More
Nearly half (47 percent) of adults with disabilities who are able to do aerobic physical activity do not get any. An additional 22 percent are not active enough. Yet only about 44 percent of adults with disabilities who saw a doctor in the past year got a recommendation for physical activity.Read More
By following the AHA’s 7 guidelines for a healthy lifestyle, individuals could reduce their risk of developing heart disease while also decreasing their life insurance premiums.Read More
Now in its third year, the Million Hearts® Hypertension Control Challenge is a national initiative to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes by 2017.Read More
The American Heart Association has released a report on the short-term effects of alcohol and states that drinking increases one’s risk for stroke.
The third-leading cause of death in America is strokes, although the National Stroke Association points out that the majority of these can be prevented with healthy lifestyle adjustments.
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