Lack of REM Sleep Boosts Dementia Risk

People who get less rapid eye movement (REM) sleep may have a greater risk of developing dementia, according to a new study published in the August 23, 2017, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of Read More

Sitting Disease: The New Health Hazard

Sedentary behavior is the new norm as most jobs do not require active movement. Sitting in a car instead of walking, standing on the escalator instead of walking up the stairs, using an electric mixer Read More

Planning to Prevent Heart Disease

Women with risk factors for heart disease, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and a family history, should start a dialogue with their primary care physician in their 40s so they can begin a Read More

The Benefit of a Fruit and Vegetable Diet

A fruit and vegetable intake above five-a-day shows major benefit in reducing the chance of heart attack, stroke, cancer and early death. This is the finding of new research, led by scientists from Imperial College Read More

When Should Heart Screenings Begin?

A new national survey by Orlando Health found that most women are unaware of the age at which heart screenings should begin. The American Heart Association recommends women begin undergoing regular heart screenings at age Read More

Time to Take Heart!

According to statistics compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 600,000 Americans die each year from heart disease—the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. That Read More