Category «heart»

Polyvgal Theory

What if you felt safe in the world, instead of holding on to fear?  What if you understood how important it is to regulate your reactions and to have a deeper understanding of how to interpret your reactions?  Check out this interesting video. To learn more about Dr. Porges and his work, here is a link …

Research: Coronary Heart Patients With No Teeth may have Increased Risk of Death

According to research reported in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, heart patients with no teeth  have nearly double the risk of death as those with all of their teeth. The study in more than 15 000 patients from 39 countries found that levels of tooth loss were linearly associated with increasing death rates. Patients with a high …

Down South: Blacks Have Increased Risk of Strokes

UAB Study Shows African-Americans Have Highest Stroke Rate, Southerners More Likely to Die February 26, 2010 BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – African-Americans age 65 and younger are more than twice as likely to have a stroke compared with Caucasians in any region, and people who have a stroke are more likely to die in the South than …

Enter the “Polypill” to reduce heart problems, hbp and stroke

The “miracle” of modern medicine has led to bizarre side effects such as a treatment for restless legs, that has caused compulsive gambling. A medicine for Parkinson’s has a similar problem for some. Sleep drugs that cause people to stumble out of their home and drive. Fertility drugs that lead to multiple births. Hallucinations are …

A New HBP Drug – Cleviprex

A novel high blood pressure drug has been approved by the FDA. It is injectable. It may be useful as as an acute hypertensive treatment as drug studies suggest. “Novel” and new drugs may rouse cheers in stockholders but the public continues to be one huge test market with those injured deemed “acceptable risks.” Doctors …

ADHD and Heart Screening, Update

Apparently the experts are at odds with one another, but have come to some agreement regarding assessing the risk of future heart problems developing in children who take stimulant drugs. Pediatricians don’t consider it necessary for heart screenings for children prescribed stimulant drugs. The American Heart Association initially recommended heart screening for children taking stimulant …

Warning for Children on ADHD Medication – Get a Heart Checkup

The article below is from the American Heart Association. While there is a place for modern medicine, it seems practically every day there is a warning or a recall over drug safety or a therapeutic approach gone sour. It seems evident that there should be options for those who want to explore and use them, …

Having a Heart Attack? Ethnicity Matters?

White men who arrive in emergency rooms complaining of chest pains get treatments for heart trouble faster than African-Americans or women do, a new U.S. government study finds. Researchers looked at more than 19 million emergency room visits and found that whites who reported angina were 1.6 times more likely than nonwhites to be seen …

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