A new government-backed study, presented at the American Heart Association (AHA), has found that medication and lifestyle changes may be just as effective as surgery for some types of heart disease. Researchers studied more than 5,000 patients with heart blockages, finding that stents did not perform any better than medications or a healthier lifestyle.
The study only included people who had a narrowing of their coronary arteries, but with stable symptoms and no severe coronary artery disease. Those with more severe heart disease, such as unstable symptoms, a recent heart attack or blockages in the left main coronary artery, were excluded. Continue reading “Lifestyle Changes as Effective as Surgery for Treatment of Heart Disease”
This blog is an older blog, but the information is still excellent. A study out of Canada found that almost all cancers could be prevented by eliminating known lifestyle, environmental, occupational risk factors.
Take a read, it’s a good refresher!
One in eight women in the United States will develop invasive breast cancer and of those, less than 15% are due to family history. Most breast cancers occur in women who have no family history of breast cancer. These cancers occur due to genetic mutations that happen as a result of the aging process and lifestyle.
There isn’t much that can be done about family history or aging, but there are ways you can reduce breast cancer risk. Here are four ways you can help protect yourself, your friends, and your family members. Continue reading “Reduce Breast Cancer Risk With These 4 Tips”