Did You Brush? The Surprising Link Between Dental Health and Your Heart

Did You Brush? The Surprising Link Between Dental Health and Your Heart

February 28, 2020

How well do you take care of your teeth and gums? Some research has shown a link between poor oral health and poor heart health. Studies have shown a link between gum disease and increased heart disease risk and that poor oral health can increase the risk of bacterial infection in your bloodstream. One study published by the American Heart Association showed gum disease appearing to worsen blood pressure and interferes with hypertension medications.

Heart Disease: An Unwanted Heirloom

Heart Disease: An Unwanted Heirloom

February 27, 2020

You’ve got your father’s eyes, your grandmother’s laugh, but what about your uncle’s heart disease? While many inherited traits are good, others – like heart disease – aren’t. It’s important to know how your family’s history with heart disease can affect your own heart health.

Five Surprising Ways to Boost Your Heart Health

Five Surprising Ways to Boost Your Heart Health

February 26, 2020

You probably know that healthy eating and regular physical activity are critically important to maintaining good heart health. But there are a number of other things you can do to give your heart an extra boost that might surprise you.

Minutes Matter: Knowing the Signs Can Save a Life

Minutes Matter: Knowing the Signs Can Save a Life

February 25, 2020

When a heart attack strikes, minutes matter. Those first few minutes following a heart attack are critical in determining the short-term and long-term outcome for the patient. According to the National Institutes of Health, about half of those who die from heart attacks will die within an hour of their first symptom. Being able to quickly recognize what’s happening and act can help ensure that the victim gets proper medical treatment as soon as possible.

Heart Health at Any Age

Heart Health at Any Age

February 24, 2020

Things change as we get older. How you took care of yourself in your 20s might be very different from how you take care of yourself today. That said, it’s important to understand what you should keep in mind as you age. Check out these pointers on what to remember as each decade comes and goes, as well as some things to keep in mind at every age.

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