Smoking is a major risk factor for heart disease, heart attacks, and stroke. Cigarette smoke raises high blood pressure and decreases good cholesterol. Quitting benefits your heart. Within days of stopping smoking, your risk of heart attack starts to decline.
New research published in the journal Circulation, the journal of the American Heart Association, suggests that women who experience heightened symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are 60 percent more likely to have a heart attack or stroke than women who have never experienced trauma. The Study: Study Background: "Psychological…