Tag Archives: heart attack

How to get an AED for your community and why it’s important that you do


March 5, 2007. A day Joe Gould will never forget. It started out like any other day. He went to work and at lunchtime headed to the YMCA in Augusta for his daily workout. Here’s what happened: “I started my workout and went about what I normally would do. I go on the elliptical trainer and […]

World Thrombosis Day

Source: Vein Healthcare Center

Guest post by Dr. Cindy Asbjornsen You may not be familiar with the word “thrombosis,” but you’ve probably heard the term “blood clot.” Thrombosis is a blood clot that forms in the artery or vein and can cause the world’s top three cardiovascular killers: heart attack, stroke, and venous thromboembolism (VTE). This October 13th marks the first-ever World […]

What is the Mediterranean Diet and Does it Really Lower Your Risk of Heart Disease?


You’ve just found out that your cholesterol is too high, putting you at risk for developing heart disease and having a heart attack. Your doctor said you may need to go on a cholesterol-lowering medication, but suggested you try changing your diet first. You’re totally confused about what to do next. You don’t even know […]

Heart Disease in Women: National Wear Red Day

I’m wearing red today, to mark the tenth anniversary of National Wear Red Day. Established by the American Heart Association and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, each year on the first Friday in February, women and men wear red to draw attention to heart disease in women. According to the Heart Association, tremendous strides […]