Despite the important focus on breast cancer, heart disease is actually the leading killer of women in the United States. One problem is that heart attack symptoms in women aren’t always obvious or the same as in men. Less than 30 percent of women reported having chest pain or discomfort before their heart attacks, and 43 percent reported having no chest pain during any phase of the attack. Continue reading “Could You Have a Heart Attack and Not Know It?”
One in three Americans has at least one type of cardiovascular disease (CVD) an umbrella term for a range of diseases that affect the heart and blood vessels. Every 37 seconds, an American dies as a result of CVD.
This issue of Science & Health Today looks at the latest research into the most powerful of today’s heart-healthy nutrients. Take control of your future now — and avoid becoming another statistic. Continue reading “Tackling the #1 Killer Heart Disease”