February brings with it a sea of red from Valentine’s Day greetings to messages promoting heart disease awareness month. And, while cupid can get hearts beating faster in a good way, many of us may feel aflutter with anxiety when we think about our own risk for heart disease.
Stress and anxiety can certainly impact your physical, emotional and mental health, and in popular culture and common lingo, we often connect the dots between stress and heart health.
Carole seemed to be the picture of health. She and her husband John worked out regularly and led a full active lifestyle. Everything changed when learned she had breast cancer.
We all know that women have plenty of heart. We’re the big-hearted givers of hugs and high fives, the caretakers, the ones who’ll break your heart if you’re not careful, and the ones you run to when your heart aches. But it’s a lesser known fact that women, especially African American women, are also the …
UPDATE: Well, so much for walking and riding this weekend (more like slosh, swim and paddle). Due to rainouts, the Heart Walk and the Ride for Hope are both canceled, although the Ride for Hope might be rescheduled (stay tuned.) But the good news is, there’s time to still train and prep for the Race …
Last week, Molly McBrayer from our Bariatrics program posted some astonishing facts about how much sugar Americans eat — 100 pounds a year, each of us! Holy Sweet Tooth!!
It is commonly known and scientifically proven that obesity predisposes people to many diseases. Obesity is when a person has a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or greater. The majority of organs and body systems are negatively affected by obesity.