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to separate diet myths from the truth can get rather confusing to say the
least. Indeed many of the diets out there completely contradict what health
what really works? Well, that’s a difficult question, but I feel it’s important
to focus on what reputable scientific evidence is telling us. Otherwise we
could end up changing our eating habits as often as the wind changes!
recent study has provided the strongest evidence yet that government recommendations for
lowering blood pressure can help prevent heart attack and stroke.
followed more than 88,000 healthy women for nearly 25 years (aged mid-30s –
late 50s). They examined their food choices, finding that those who focused on
healthy eating habits similar to those recommended by the government’s DASH plan were the healthiest.
women ate twice as many fruits, vegetables and grains as the more typical A...
Article updated and reviewed by Associate Professor of Medicine / Neurology, Cooper University Hospital & Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Editorial review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network on May 2, 2005. A TIA is a brief interruption in the blood supply to the brain that leads to temporary neurologic deficits (such as weakness , numbness, or tingling). Each year, over tens of thousands of Americans - most of them in their 60s and 70s - have at least one transient ischemic attack (TIA), a brief "mini- stroke ", that temporarily reduces the blood supply to a specific area of the brain for less than 24 hours. Because the symptoms may go away spontaneously, they may be easily dismissed. But TIAs are a serious warning sign. Within five years of having one, about one-third of patients go on to develop a full-blown stroke , which may cause death or permanently impair vision, speech and movement. Clearly, identifying and treating those with TIAs can reduce the risk of stroke a...
Introduction The Heart Attack Patient Guide describes what you are likely to experience when having a heart attack, as well as your recovery and treatment. This guide describes the various stages of recovery, from the first few days in the cardiac care unit to months and years later. Details about bypass and angioplasty recovery, discharge from the hospital, cardiac rehabilitation, exercise, long-term recovery, medication, depression, and lifestyle modifications are included. Part One of the guide reviews basics of heart function, heart attack symptoms, emergency care, medications, tests, and treatments performed in the hospital. I. Recovery The cardiac care unit (CCU) or medical intensive care unit (MICU) If you have had or are suspected of having a heart attack, you will usually be taken from the emergency room (ER) to the cardiac care unit (CCU) or medical intensive care unit (MICU). Within the first day of your CCU stay, you may not receive anything to eat by mouth (i....
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