Heart disease has long been viewed as a male issue, but in reality, it is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. Despite increases in awareness over the past
If you, or a loved one, suffers from a chronic respiratory disease, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema, chronic bronchitis, pulmonary fibrosis or asthma, there is hope for rebuilding strength and enjoying a
Maybe you’ve heard of a rare medical condition called cardiogenic shock and wondered exactly what it is. Simply put, it’s a form of heart failure where a less–than–adequate supply of blood is pumped from the
When it comes to health, gender plays a role in how certain conditions or diseases affect us. Doctors don’t always know why one sex may be more prone to a disease than another, but the
Chances are good you’ve heard about atrial fibrillation (AFib), a condition that affects some 2.7 million Americans, according to the American Heart Association. But did you know that technologies the patient actually wears are being
If you or a loved one has experienced a stroke, you likely remember the symptoms well…numbness on one side of the body, vision and coordination problems, confusion and/or a severe headache. According to experts, time
When summer hits North Texas, many of us switch to shorts, dresses or skirts as a means of staying cool. But if you struggle with spider or varicose veins and are self-conscious about them, showing
You may have a sudden, severe headache, feel weak or numb on one side of your face or body, have trouble speaking or understanding, or experience confusion and/or difficulty with your vision or motor coordination.
When it comes to heart health, getting a coronary calcium score (sometimes referred to as a cardiac calcium score) may be an important step in learning more about your potential for cardiac and overall health.
You commonly hear about the dangers of high blood pressure, or a reading above 130/80, and ways to prevent hypertension. So you would think the lower your blood pressure reading is, the better, right? While