A Dangerous Heart Attack, Stroke and Diabetes Risk You Can Diagnose Yourself

Eighty-five percent of Americans have never heard of metabolic syndrome or don’t know it’s a cluster of risk factors for heart attack, stroke and type 2 diabetes, a national health survey reported. And of the nearly 250,000 people polled, only 0.6% thought they had this pre-diabetic condition themselves. While that may make it sound as if metabolic syndrome is very …

The Hidden Cause of Most Heart Attacks

It’s very common for people to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes soon after they’ve suffered a heart attack. While patients often chalk this double whammy up to bad luck, believing they’ve been hit with two seemingly unrelated disorders at once, there is actually a strong link between insulin resistance (IR)–the disorder that leads to type 2 diabetes–and heart attack …

A Painless 15-minute Test Can Reveal Hidden Heart Attack and Stroke Risk

Did you know that an ultrasound exam of your neck arteries is one of the best ways to check for atherosclerosis (plaque in the artery wall that can lead to a heart attack or stroke? As I discuss in this Fox Health News article, this FDA-approved screening, carotid intima media thickness (cIMT), can uncover hidden risk for these events in …