Only one in five women are aware that heart disease is their greatest health threat, but new campaigns like Go Red for women are trying to get the message out that it’s the number one killer. When you think of heart disease, you likely think it’s mostly a problem among men. But since 1984, women have died more often.
The state Department of Health has received a $140,000 federal grant to help lower blood pressure and improve health for residents in northeastern Minnesota. Minnesota is one of nine states to receive a grant as part of the federal Million Hearts Initiative.
Newlywed Derek Avdul and his wife Jean love to run. But during a race last fall, his life changed in an instant when he collapsed in cardiac arrest. Bystanders jumped in to help. “Then the paramedics came. They had to shock me to get my heart started again,” Avdul said. With a family history of heart problems, the 44 year old knew it was important to get healthy and active again.
Minnesota heart specialists on Thursday touted $6.5 million in charitable gifts that they say will save lives by improving the emergency medical response to acute heart attacks in rural areas. The American Heart Association announced that it had amassed funding for its “Mission: Lifeline Minnesota” program.
Nearly half of all people who suffer heart attacks have no symptoms, making prevention all the more difficult. HeartSavers is a new company that uses a Minnesota-made medical device to change that.
Area streets have improved the day after the big snow storm, but they’ve also become snow packed and ice covered.
Could all those warnings about too much salt be wrong? That’s the question what one independent researcher is raising in a New York Times op-ed piece.
“Maxed out on the medications,” is how Bill Ezzell describes his struggle with blood pressure. It’s dangerously high even though the North Carolina man swallows six different drugs a day.
Many adults take aspirin to prevent heart attack or stroke. But in Monday’s Health Watch, a new study confirms it’s not for everyone.
Mayo Clinic said there is more evidence that smoking bans in Minnesota are keeping more people alive.
Twin Cities area hospitals are reporting a number of injuries and health problems related to the winter storm over the weekend.
Three years after Minnesota enacted a statewide smoking ban in bars and restaurants, most people are happy with it. More than 70 percent approve of it, in public opinion polls.