Wear Red to Support Women’s Heart Health

call out to all to Wear Red to Support Women’s Heart Health

Two ways to take part in American Heart Month: wear red, and schedule a heart-health checkup. Paint your wardrobe red and tell every woman you know: February is American Heart Month. While the entire month is a time for everyone to focus on cardiovascular health, one day in particular speaks the loudest. The first Friday […]

Diabetes & Heart Disease: The Connection In Woman?

For women, diabetes and heart disease is a genuine threat. Still, many are unaware of how these two conditions are directly related. Both wreak havoc on the body, but they can be deadly when they coincide. What Are The Facts According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s study, diabetes prevalence in women […]

Diabetes & Heart Disease: The Connection In Woman

For women, diabetes and heart disease is a genuine threat. Still, many are unaware of how these two conditions are directly related. Both wreak havoc on the body, but they can be deadly when they coincide. What Are The Facts According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s study, diabetes prevalence in women […]

Diabetes in Women vs. Men: Is It a Gender Thing?

For many years, scientists have known that diabetes affects men and women in different ways. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 34 million people in the United States have diabetes. Of these, 95% have type 2. Type 2 diabetes has different risk factors and even shows differing symptoms in men […]

Foods for the Heart

Education is so important when it comes to decreasing the overwhelming statistics when it comes to women and heart disease. In fact, if you were to poll several women and ask where heart disease ranks on a top 5 list of caused deaths in women, only a few would give you the correct, and unfortunate […]

Let’s Show Our Heart Some Love – it’s National Heart Month!

Due to the regular hustle of our routine lives, heart health is often ignored and not thought about until there is a problem (hey – we wouldn’t need an entire month making heart awareness a priority if awareness wasn’t an issue!!). The health of the heart should certainly be a priority (that’s understating it just […]

Metabolic Syndrome – Ending the ‘Weight’ to Begin Healthy Habits

We are so close to the end of 2020 (insert: *huge shout of gratitude*), and this is normally the time that people begin really thinking about their resolutions for the upcoming year. When making their ‘commitments’, most in America add diet and exercise to their list of things they are purposed to ‘fix’. Speaking of […]

Learn How To Spot A Stroke And Reduce Your Risk

If you knew that 80% of a medical condition that is the leading cause of long-term disability in the US was preventable, wouldn’t you want to bring attention to it? Unfortunately, strokes are the third leading cause of death for women, compared to it being the fifth leading cause of death for men. Especially for […]

Why Heat and Humidity is Hard on the Heart

Does heat effect heart rate? Summer is an optimal time of year for those of all ages to hit the surf, go on vacation, participate in sports, and essentially spend a lot of time outdoors. When it comes to heart and cardiovascular health, patients hear time and time again how important it is to stay physically […]

Why Catching Z’s Is Good For A Heart Healthy Lifestyle

That amazing feeling you have when you wake up after a solid night of sleep is only the beginning of the benefits your body receives from restorative rest. It’s key to a heart-healthy lifestyle.  Sleeping isn’t simply about catching a break mentally and physically, it’s also the time when your body regulates brain function, your […]

Be Aware of the Silent Killer (High Blood Pressure)

In the state of Mississippi, 700,000 people have been diagnosed with high blood pressure and thousands more are at risk. High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is one of the major risks of both heart disease and stroke. However, high blood pressure is completely avoidable if you begin taking care of your heart-and your […]

Can Heart Disease Go Away on its Own?

One of the most sobering statistics about heart disease is that one person dies from it every 37 seconds. This statistic, provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is just one of many that point to heart disease as the leading cause of death for Americans, across gender, race, and ethnic demographics. […]

February 2020 is Heart Health Month: Tips for Women

It’s never too early to start protecting your heart health. More worrisome than cancer, heart disease is the number one killer of women in the United States and is responsible for more deaths than all types of cancer combined. While it’s true that older women are more at risk for heart disease, younger women can […]

Lung Diseases and Disorders

What is Lung Disease? Just as the name suggests, lung disease is any of a number of disorders that impact the lungs. You have two lungs which are the main organs responsible for the process of breathing. The lungs are part of a system that never stops in order to bring oxygen into your body, […]

Heart Health And Cardiovascular Disease

Although our primary healthcare focus at The Woman’s Clinic is on obstetrics and gynecology, we would be remiss not to mention the importance of cardiovascular health for all of our patients, regardless of age, both when pregnant or not. No matter how much attention you pay to important women’s health issues, if you avoid your […]

Risks Factors for Stroke in Women

There are various types of medical concerns, conditions, and problems that are often thought of as only affecting older patients. When you’re in your 30s and 40s and even your 50s, conditions such as cancer, heart attack, and stroke may not seem as if they should be of immediate concern. While it generally is more […]

How Much Do You Know About Heart Disease?

Did you know that 47% of Americans have at least one of three major risk factors leading to heart disease? Heart disease is the number one cause of death, and yet most people are more cautious about cancer development. You may be familiar with risk factors and symptoms associated with various types of cancer, but […]

A Lifesaving Vaccination

Every year you are faced with the decision to get your flu shot, or not. While shots are never a welcomed experience, there are many benefits to the flu shot. The most well-known reason is protection against the influenza virus or even a hospital visit related to the flu. In fact, the CDC (Centers for […]

Cold Hearted

“No warmth could warm no wintry weather chill him,” Charles Dickens describes Scrooge. During the holidays, having a cold heart is a popular metaphor for lacking compassion and a loving spirit. Like so many, this metaphor contains an element of truth. Studies have revealed that cold weather affects our physical hearts and can increase the […]

Why You Should Take Your Blood Pressure Seriously

If you know someone who suffers from dementia, you know that conversations become increasingly difficult as the disease progresses. Your loved one shares the same information over and over again, asks the same questions, and replies to the answers as if it’s the first time hearing them. She can recall, in detail, stories from her […]

Ghost Hunting

Ghost hunting teams attempt to prove the existence of invisible beings by collecting other visible clues and evidence. High blood pressure and hypertension are called silent killers, or invisible diseases that cause lasting damage. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a visible clue or test to help identify these diseases and prevent them from […]

Is Your Clock Ticking?

Women often make comments, usually in jest, about their clocks ticking. Life is passing by them by, and they’re becoming unable to meet certain milestones or accomplishments. It turns out that perhaps our clocks are ticking, and it’s not a good thing. Beginning in the 1980s, women’s life expectancies have slowly been dropping, ending with […]

A Heart Attack Could Sneak Up On You

February is American Heart Month, a perfect opportunity to continue educating yourself on the importance of heart health and warnings signs of a heart attack. Based on how heart attacks are portrayed in the media, coupled with many people’s understanding of what a heart attack should feel like, it’s not uncommon for people to not […]

Wear Red For A Different Reason This February

It’s certainly not uncommon to see people donning red clothing or red hearts in February in recognition of Valentine’s Day, but this February, you should wear red for a different heart related reason. February is The American Heart Association’s American Heart Month. Why Go Red In February? Heart disease is the leading cause of death […]

A New Year’s Resolution That Sticks

As the new year approaches, you may be thinking over your 2018 resolutions. Most of America will add diet and exercise to theirs. Will you? Maybe you did last year, and by February your resolutions were long forgotten. Discouraged that your schedule was too crammed and your budget too tight to add “go to the […]

Why Almonds Should Be Your Go-To Snack

When it’s time for a snack, what do you tend to reach for? A bag of chips or crackers? Granola bars or a cookie? While they may be delicious, those snack foods won’t benefit you the way almonds can. Researchers at Penn State have discovered a crucial link between almonds and good cholesterol that helps […]

Menopause Is A Changing Point In Your Everyday Life And Heart Health

It can be a little frustrating to learn that certain health risks are out of your control, but a new study released by the Journal of the American College of Cardiology has indicated that the onset of menopause can raise a woman’s risk for heart disease. In addition, the study also showed that a shorter […]

Could Blood Donation Reduce The Risk of Heart Disease?

Donating blood is a quick and simple process that could mean the difference in life and death for patients needing blood transfusions due to an accident or medical procedure. But did you know there is another lesser-known benefit to donating blood? Research studies have shown that regularly donating blood can lead to a massive reduction, nearly […]

How Are Heart Disease and Diabetes Related?

Since we are focusing on your heart in February, we must discuss diabetes. Diabetes is a chronic condition that results in having high levels of sugar in the blood. There are two types of diabetes, the first is usually diagnosed in childhood and is thought to be caused by a combination of genetic and environmental […]

February is National Heart Month

Here’s the classic movie scene…an older man gets upset, clutches his chest and collapses to the ground. In this scenario, almost everyone would bet that the man is having a heart attack. The problem is that sometimes heart attacks aren’t so obvious, especially in women. Interestingly, the overall number of deaths caused by heart disease […]