Stroke Rates Decline More Among Men Than Women [AARP]

While the overall stroke rate is declining across the United States, the reduction is mostly driven by decreased rates among men, a new study reports. The results have caused researchers to wonder why women’s rates are not improving. “For decades, women had a lower overall stroke rate than men, but now men appear to be […]

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12 FOODS FOR A “Healthy Heart”

We used to think that heart disease was a result of fatty cholesterol deposits building up in our arteries, likening our bodies to clogged pipes. But guess what? We now know that heart attacks rarely happen due to this build-up. The biggest culprit is inflammation, which weakens the plaque build-up, causing it to rupture, leading […]

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Gum Disease and Heart Attacks

Image by jfraser via Flickr I found this brochure at my dentist’s office yesterday when I got my deep cleaning—ouch!! But it reminded me to write about this piece. I had read about this before and thought it was an interesting fact to share. After all, when we are caring for elderly loved ones, anything […]

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