Heart Health

Dr. William A. Cooper, M.D. is the founding medical director of Cardiovascular Surgery at WellStar Health Systems which is rated among the top 15% of cardiac surgery programs in the U.S. He graduated from the 6-year BA/MD program from University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He completed postgraduate training in General Surgery and Cardiothoracic Surgery at […]

There may be a simple way to keep your heart in good shape – being grateful! Listen to the audio player to hear how this…

Yoga has endless benefits for the body, but did you know it can help improve heart health, too? Listen to the audio player to find…

Men in general aren’t exactly well known for always taking great care of themselves. But, when you think about it, every man owes it to…

Fat…you’re told they’re bad, then you’re told they’re good. So, which is it? Both. “Your body needs fat in order to function,” says Barbara Roberts,…

Dr. Carl Hart says it’s true – medical marijuana can be good for your health. It’s healing properties have been found to produce relief for…

According to the American Pregnancy Association, the amount of weight you should gain during pregnancy depends on your weight and BMI (body mass index) before…

Dr. Kara Young says that your mind can impact your heart. African-Americans suffering from depression are at increased risk of heart problems. Unfortunately, African-Americans often…

African Americans should be concerned about heart disease. Combined, heart disease and stroke are the leading cause of death for African Americans, says Laxmi Mehta,…

VIA: WEBMD.COM COPD presents 13 million Americans with new challenges and opportunities for better health.   Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Quiz the average person on the street, and how many could tell you what it is? Would you know that it’s the 4th leading cause of death in the United States? Not likely. But that […]

VIA:  WebMd.Com By Stephanie Watson WebMD The Magazine Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD How Does The Human Heart Function? Every day, your heart beats about 100,000 times, sending 2,000 gallons of blood surging through your body. Although it’s no bigger than your fist, your heart has the mighty job of keeping blood flowing through the […]

VIA:  Health.Com & The American Heart Association 1.  Get Active Finding time in our overscheduled lives for exercise is a challenge for all busy Americans. Especially for those who are parents or are working full-time or both. But the benefits far outweigh the sacrifices it takes to carve out that time. And anyone who has […]