10 Heart Healthy Habits and Tips for American Heart Month

Heart disease — a term that includes several heart conditions, the most common of which is Coronary Artery Disease — is the leading cause of death in the United States. The biggest risk factor for heart disease and stroke is hypertension or high blood pressure. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is focussing onContinue reading “10 Heart Healthy Habits and Tips for American Heart Month”

10 Heart Healthy Habits and Tips for American Heart Month

Heart disease — a term that includes several heart conditions, the most common of which is Coronary Artery Disease — is the leading cause of death in the United States. The biggest risk factor for heart disease and stroke is hypertension or high blood pressure. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is focussing onContinue reading “10 Heart Healthy Habits and Tips for American Heart Month”

Cholesterol

So you’ve heard cholesterol is bad. Don’t eat red meat. Eat more fish. Stay away from eggs. Don’t eat fat. Exercise a lot. Maybe you’ve even heard that your spinal cord injury can make it worse. Is it hype, or is this a real problem that you need to deal with? Is your cholesterol levelContinue reading “Cholesterol”

Diabetes

Long term spinal cord injury (SCI) and diabetes? According to some researchers the two go together like coffee and cream, like Bonnie and Clyde. Dr. Bill Bauman, for example, has studied diabetes extensively in spinal cord injured people. He writes that as many as 20 percent of spinal cord injury survivors have adult-onset diabetes; anContinue reading “Diabetes”