On August 13, I worked a 12 hour night shift. Afterward, I went to see Dr. Kasper to review my test results. When I arrived at his office, I was escorted to a small room. I knew I had failed my stress test miserably. Doc came in with a sense of somberness which I had never seen. He said, “Melissa, you need bypass surgery. You need to go directly to the Emergency Room. Now.”
Blog posts tagged “heart-disease:”
In some families, heirlooms are passed from one generation to the next; in others, names, traditions, or recipes make repeat appearances. Among the many things we all inherit from our parents, health conditions are often among of them.
Our EMS, police departments, and firefighters are some of the first lines of defense we have in emergency situations. We rely on these men and women to keep us safe. The jobs of first responders are often highly stressful and frequently entail significant risk. One of these risks, national studies have shown, is an increased risk for cardiovascular disease.
Question: A middle-aged adult gains how many pounds on average during the holiday season?
Ever wonder why men don’t seem to live as long as women?
True or False? Too much sitting is linked to diabetes, heart disease, cancer and a shorter life span. But a daily exercise routine offsets those risks.