Helping hearts: Program tracks heart disease in great apes
Heart disease is a leading killer of humans, so it should not be that big a surprise that it is also the leading killer of great apes. Just as we have worked to improve human heart health, the Great Ape Heart Project is making similar strides among great apes.
Vitamin supplements don’t help prevent heart disease or cancer, experts say
Vitamins and minerals are essential to maintaining normal health and a normal metabolism. However, the real question is whether you benefit from getting more vitamins and minerals than you would naturally from a well-rounded diet.
Doctors warn heart risks rising in younger women
DETROIT – February is Heart Month and doctors are concerned about an uptick in heart disease in adults under the age of 55 -- especially women. READ: Complete Heart Month coverageYesenia Berbiar woke up a little over a year ago feeling off. She was having a stroke, which doctors discovered was caused by an undiagnosed heart condition that she was born with. Ad“I never in a million years would have imagined that it was going to happen to me,” Berbiar said.”This Heart Month, doctors are reminding everyone that heart trouble can strike at any age. A recent survey found 32% of Americans and 53% of heart disease patients have ignored at least one troubling symptom due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Michigan woman’s story emphasizes serious heart health risks for women
TROY, Mich. – The Friday of February is National Wear Red Day -- an annual effort from the American Heart Association to raise awareness of heart risks. Heart disease is the number one killer of men and women. READ: #GoRedForWomen: National Wear Red Day raises awareness of heart healthTroy-resident Kristy Sidlar was young and athletic when her first symptom hit. So I will ultimately be on the heart transplant list.”READ: Complete Heart Month coverageSidlar wants women of all ages to understand that heart disease is their problem too. While many women with heart problems do experience chest pain or discomfort, there are also many who do not.
Quick-thinking friends save man suffering heart attack at Farmington Hills golf course
He said if he hadn’t been on that golf course, he likely would have died from a heart attack. “I was actually in shock afterward saying, ‘There’s no way I could have had a heart attack. Collins was on the fourth hole at Glen Oaks Golf Course in Farmington Hills when he collapsed. When Farmington Hills EMTs arrived, they were told they couldn’t drive their ambulance on the fairway. Silent heart attacks may be more common than you thinkWhile you might assume you would know if you were suffering a heart attack, that’s not always the case.