Can you spot the warning signs of a stroke? Learn them and you could save a life -- maybe even your own! Why is stroke prevention and recognition important? Because it's the 5th-leading cause of death in the U.S., [...]
In the 53 years that American Heart Month has been observed, great strides have been made in the detection, treatment and prevention of Heart Disease, which is the leading cause of death in the U.S., responsible for 25% of all mortality.
By Crystal Maggard, RN Oxford Cardiopulmonary Coordinator Have you checked your blood pressure lately?? Did you know that long-term elevated blood pressure is called “the silent killer?” High blood pressure is a common condition in many people, many of whom [...]
According to the Centers for Disease Control, cardiovascular disease (CVD)—including heart disease, stroke and high blood pressure—is the number one killer of women and men in the United States. However, many CVD deaths could have been prevented through healthier habits and managing risk factors.