Women and Heart Disease: Are You at Risk?

Which is a bigger threat to women’s health: heart disease or breast cancer? If you answered heart disease, congratulations! You are better informed than nearly 50% of American women — and many doctors, including cardiologists — according to a recent study published in Journal of the American Academy of Cardiology. The researchers uncovered alarming gaps in knowledge among both women …

The Celebrity Heart Disease Epidemic: Could It Be Prevented?

After suffering a massive heart attack in November, former NFL coach Mike Ditka told The Athletic, “You always think it’s not going to happen to me until it happens to me.” Ditka, who reportedly also had a heart attack in 1988 while the coach of the Chicago Bears and a mild stroke while playing cards in 2012, added, “And there …

BaleDoneen Study Reveals Easy Way to Lower Heart Attack Risk in People with Type 2 Diabetes

Globally, nearly 500 million people have type 2 diabetes, the world’s fastest growing chronic disease. Patients with diabetes have the same heart attack risk as non-diabetic people who have already suffered a heart attack. More than 75% of diabetic patients ultimately die from coronary heart disease (CHD). These frightening facts highlight the urgency of aggressively managing cardiovascular (CV) risk factors …

Surprising Facts and Myths About Cholesterol

Cholesterol is the most demonized, misunderstood and controversial substance in our bodies and our diets. To help clear up the confusion, the CDC has designated September as National Cholesterol Education Month. It’s also a great time to get your lipid levels checked — and if they’re too high, to work with your medical provider to reduce them. Here’s a look …