When you think about screening for heart disease, you probably think of blood pressure and cholesterol levels, but at the University of Minnesota Rasmussen Center there’s so much more. The best way to beat a heart attack is to prevent it from happening in the first place.
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.
More than 300,000 people in the United States are diagnosed every year with blockages in the carotid arteries. Now, doctors are testing out a new, less invasive surgery to clear blocked arteries, and save patients from strokes.
The actor best known as Fonzie, the king of ’50s biker cool, ended up taking a somewhat Jerry Lewis-like spill from WCCO’s morning news set Friday.
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.
Children today spend more time than ever in front of a screen and, as new study shows, it can damage their health down the road.