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What is Atrial Fibrillation by Kristin Matushek

By at February 2, 2014 | 2:08 pm | 0 Comment

The heart is one of the main organs in your body that you want to keep healthy and strong. The heart pumps your blood to the necessary organs to keep you alive and moving. Anything that goes wrong with your heart is a horrible situation, especially if it is a family member. Atrial Fibrillation or most commonly called atrial flutter or arrththmia, is when your heart beats more...

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Is Obesity a Disease? by Rachel Yu

By at August 21, 2013 | 11:33 am | 0 Comment

Millions of Americans each day are in a battle.  They fight to keep the pounds off. Sadly, this is a war that many Americans are losing.  Over 190 million Americans are overweight or obese, equaling almost two thirds of the American population (Doane). Despite the abundance of resources available to American, obesity, a preventable and curable disorder, is an epidemic more...

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Alcohol Effects on Health

By at July 21, 2013 | 3:16 pm | 0 Comment

Hitting happy hour after work for a drink or two may help your heart health, according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Though there is a fine line between heart healthy and overdoing it.  Too much alcohol can be hazardous to health, increasing risk of heart diseases, depression, and cancer.Overdoing anything can be dangerous even water. more...

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Dangers of Hypertension by Melissa Stephens

By at July 6, 2013 | 1:10 pm | 0 Comment

Hypertension is simply high blood pressure. Blood pressure is measured by systolic pressure over diastolic pressure. A normal blood pressure is less than 120/80. It is measured is millimeters of mercury, a pressure measurement. The top number, systolic, is the pressure in the arteries when a person’s heart contracts. The bottom number, diastolic, is the pressure in the more...

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Having a Healthy Heart by Jonathan Hardwrict

By at June 22, 2013 | 12:36 pm | 0 Comment

Having a healthy heart is something that all of us that are living and breathing on this earth should strive for. We all need this special organ to live, and by maintaining a healthy weight it could be a big step in the right direction in keeping it strong and resilient. A good way to go about doing this is by setting up a food diary. This will help in a big way by giving more...

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