What Does My Mammogram Have To Do With Heart Disease?

A recent study has made a very interesting finding in women’s health screenings. The study found that almost 70 percent of mammograms that show breast arterial calcification (hardening of the arteries) correlated with the presence of hardened heart arteries. Why is this finding so important? In the future, women may be able to get “two […]

How Much Does Lifestyle Contribute to Breast Cancer Risk?

It is estimated that 250,000 American women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2016. This statistic is amazing considering self breast exams can be performed monthly and that there are diagnostic screenings available for women at higher risk for breast cancer. Risk factors of breast cancer for the average women include age, smoking history, […]

How Does Loneliness REALLY Affect Our Heart?

“I’m so lonesome I could cry,” or should it be “I’m so lonesome I could die?” A study done at the University of York discovered that people who are socially isolated – having few social interactions or connections – or feel lonely have a 29% higher risk of being diagnosed with heart disease and 32% […]