“heart health”

Sep
29

World Heart Day – Learn About The Heart Of Your Health!

Did you know that 17.5 million people die every year from cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and stroke? Cardiovascular disease is the world’s number one killer today.  That means that a third of all deaths on our planet are attributed to CVD! World Heart Day helps us to take stock of what we know and […]

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Jan
16

Cardiac Arrest vs Heart Attack – What’s the Difference?

What answer would you give if you were asked “What’s the difference between a Cardiac Arrest and a Heart Attack?”  How well do you know your own heart?

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Sep
22

World Heart Day 2015 – How Heart-Healthy is Your Environment?

Cardiovascular diseases (CVD’s) and strokes remain the leading cause of death globally.  A 2015 report by American Heart Association (AHA) confirms previous estimates by the World Heath Organization (WHO) and other leading heart-health researchers that 17.3 million people die each year worldwide from CVD’s and strokes.   This represents over 30% of total global deaths, more […]

By Joanna | Medical Education
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Apr
03

Fight for Every Heartbeat

An initiative by The American Heart Association is raising awareness and encouraging people, of all ages, to make even small differences to their lifestyle to improve the health of their heart. With one in four deaths in the US caused by heart disease and over seven million people worldwide suffering a heart attack each year, […]

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Pump up the Volume

We’ve all seen it in the movies, the hero or heroine pumps away at the chest of anunconscious person and, miraculously, minutes later the dying person is revived. Of course, real life isn't like that. Nevertheless, timely and effective CPR or cardiopulmonary resuscitation can mean the difference between life and death for somebody who has […]

By Joanna | Medical Education
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5 Unusual Ways to Look After Your Heart

We all know about the benefits of a healthy diet, reduced stress levels and plenty of exercise but some of the following 'how to keep your heart healthy' tips may surprise you!

By Joanna | Biology . Health
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