911 for your heart: don’t ignore the signs

Posted by CarePoint Health on Feb 20, 2017 9:59:09 AM

How do you know if it’s a heart emergency? Consider the most common signs of cardiovascular danger. Certain symptoms like chest pain are well known; others not so much. When it comes to heart attack, stroke and cardiac arrest, being aware of the warnings—so you can respond in time—can make a life-saving difference.

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Topics: Heart health, Heart stroke, Heart attack, Heart failure

Women and heart disease: What you should know

Posted by CarePoint Health on Nov 6, 2015 1:00:00 PM

Plenty of health conditions affect both women and men. But that doesn’t mean that your symptoms — or potential complications — will be the same as a man. In fact, many diseases affect women differently, including heart disease.

Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the number one killer of women in our country, above cancer and any other disease. And according to the National Institutes of Health, women are more likely to die from a heart attack than men. So what can you do to protect yourself?

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Topics: OBGYN, Women's health, Heart health, Heart attack

Obesity now considered a disease

Posted by CarePoint Health on Aug 14, 2015 8:30:00 AM

People struggling with their weight will probably tell you that obesity is much more than just how you look. More than one-third of our adult population is obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Obesity is now considered a disease by the American Medical Association (AMA) and World Health Organization. This classification can have some potential benefits for people trying to lose pounds.

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Topics: Bariatrics, Exercise, Nutrition, Health, Diabetes, Heart health, Heart stroke, Heart attack

4 surprising symptoms that could indicate a heart attack

Posted by CarePoint Health on Apr 29, 2015 11:00:00 AM

When you see an actor portray a heart attack on television, he will often grab his chest, wince in pain, and collapse to the floor. While this scenario may happen to some people, the reality is that heart attacks are much more mysterious than you would expect. Symptoms vary from person to person, and even if you’ve already had a heart attack, a subsequent attack could have different symptoms from the first one.

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Topics: Heart health, Heart attack