heart disease


Thursday, March 28th, 2013

What Are the Main Health Issues affecting Latinos in the U.S.?

By Hope Gillette, Saludify Hispanics are one of the fastest growing minorities in the United States, representing more than 16 percent of the country’s population, according to the most recent U.S. census data. In fact, Hispanics account for more than 52 million residents of the nation, a number which is expected to grow to 132.8 million

Monday, February 6th, 2012

Guapura 101: Celebrating American Heart Month

By Dania Zarate, La Beauty Pie It’s officially February! Aside from celebrating Valentine’s Day on the 14, we get an extra day at the end of the month for leap year, and it’s also Black History Month and...

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

The Scary, But Serious Truth About Women And Heart Disease

If I told you that, every year, about the same number of women under the age of 55 die from heart attacks as from breast cancer, would you be surprised? If you are, you’re not alone; most...

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

There’s No Pill To Replace A Healthy Lifestyle

By Jeff Kreisberg Earlier this week National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute issued new guidelines for testing cholesterol levels in children. They recommended all children ages 9 to 11 should be screened at least once for high cholesterol....

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Working To Prevent 1 Million Heart Disease Deaths

The “Million Hearts” initiative aims to prevent 1 million deaths from cardiovascular disease over the next five years. In addition to costing Americans $444 billion a year in medical costs and lost productivity, more than 2 million...

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

Latinas At Risk For Heart Attacks, Symptoms Are Different

More than 40% of women still don’t realize that heart disease is the number one female killer. One in 30 women’s deaths in 2007 was from breast cancer, compared to about 1 in 3 from cardiovascular disease,...

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

Diabetics Should Also Watch Out For Strokes

Mr. Delgado had no idea that his recent diabetes diagnosis puts him at an increased risk for a stroke. But, as a matter of fact, stroke is the third leading cause of death in the U.S. And...

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

Have Diabetes? You Also May Have A Heart Attack

People often have the Hollywood image of a heart attack: a man clutching his chest, grimacing in pain and collapsing to the floor. The reality is quite different. Having diabetes puts you at an increased risk for...

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

Heart Disease Is The Leading Cause Of Death For Women

Heart disease is not just for men. Heart disease is the leading cause of death among women — and one of the most preventable. In a survey conducted by the American Heart Association, about half of the...