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  • Healthy and Happy Heart Diets: The Heart Diet That’s Right for You Healthy and Happy Heart Diet Heart disease is the leading cause of death in America, accounting for 610,000 deaths annually. The best way to protect yourself is with a heart-healthy diet. The leading risk factors for heart disease include high blood pressure, high ... Continue Reading
  • Silent but Deadly: What is a Silent Heart Attack? When you think of a heart attack, you may think of chest pains, shortness of breath, and pain in the left arm. What if your loved one didn’t have any of these symptoms? If so, they may have experienced what is known as a silent heart attack. What is a Silent Heart Attack In ... Continue Reading
  • Congestive Heart Failure Life Expectancy: 4 Facts This post was published on February 17, 2015 and updated on January 8, 2019. Nearly everyone knows something about heart disease. From high blood pressure & cholesterol to bypass surgery to heart attacks, heart disease is top-of-mind for most older adults and their loved ... Continue Reading
  • Causes of High Blood Pressure in Elderly Adults As we age, all sorts of questions about our health become more important: Should I be concerned about high blood pressure? How do I know if I have it? Am I at risk for a stroke? What about a heart attack? And what the heck is high blood pressure, anyway? Lifestyle habits and ... Continue Reading
  • Women and High Blood Pressure: Added Concerns in the Elderly Hypertension, more commonly known as high blood pressure, is an affliction that, according to the CDC, affects 1 in 3 Americans and over half of individuals 55 and older. High blood pressure is a serious threat to our health and well-being. In men, it can occur at any age ... Continue Reading
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