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How Your Heart Changes with Age

How Your Heart Changes with Age

Source: National Institute on Aging People age 65 and older are much more likely than younger people to suffer a heart attack, to have a stroke, or to develop coronary heart disease(commonly called heart disease) and heart failure. Heart disease is also a major cause...
Want to Protect Your Brain? Start With Your Heart

Want to Protect Your Brain? Start With Your Heart

Source: AARP by Betsy Agnvall Taking steps to strengthen your heart yields a bonus—you’ll be protecting your brain as well. It turns out that heart and brain health are inexorably linked, according to a new Global Council on Brain Health (GCBH) report on brain health...
Are you Stroke-Aware?

Are you Stroke-Aware?

By Philip J. Fracica, M.D. Bothwell Chief Medical Officer How stroke-aware are you? It’s important to know the warning signs of stroke and to respond quickly. But it’s just as important to know ways you can decrease your own or a loved one’s risk of stroke. According...
Is your job aging you?

Is your job aging you?

A recent study found that sitting down for an extended amount of time throughout the day could result in aging us a lot faster. The study looked at 1,500 women ages 64-95 years old. The women filled out a questionnaire regarding the amount of time they spend sitting,...