Freelance writer Randy Dotinga has had seven insurers over the 13 years. One of the 45-year-old’s options for insurance this year was guaranteed-coverage Point of Service plan from Cigna. Cost? — $3,028-a-month
The new screening is recommended by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, the American Heart Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics. Yet more than a dozen states — including Washington — do not yet require it.
The survival rate from cardiac arrest in King County has reached an all-time high of 57 percent, according to a new report. Most other parts of the nation have survival rates that hover around 10 percent.
Programs that promote several health lifestyle factors, such as diet and exercise, significantly lowered the risk of a fatal heart attack, stroke or other cardiovascular event in people with coronary heart disease.
A man’s risk for heart disease begins to rise greatly starting at 45 years of age. Half of the men who die suddenly of coronary heart disease—the most common kind of heart disease—have no previous symptoms. Even men who have no symptoms may be at risk.
Under the health reform law, insurers can charge smokers 50% more for coverage. But in Massachusetts, advocates want to snuff out higher premiums for smokers
When you think about heart disease, you probably imagine heart attacks and chest pain. But women need to know that heart health is about more than just heart attacks.
For National Heart Month, five Seattle Children’s providers share their tips for helping kids and teens build strong, healthy hearts.
Quitting smoking is one of the most important things you can do for your health. The sooner you quit, the sooner your body can begin to heal. You will feel better and have more energy to be active with your family and friends.
About 16 percent of tobacco retailers in Washington state illegally sold tobacco to minors this year, up from 11 percent in 2011 and 10 percent in 2010 and the highest level in more than a decade, according to a new report.
Although 4 out of 5 American families will be touched by stroke, more than a third of Americans cannot identify a single warning sign for stroke. A new ad series hopes to teach American’s the warning signs F.A.S.T.
King County health officials have launched a campaign to encourage businesses and organizations to buy and register automated external defibrillators, or AEDs. The devices can save the life of someone suffering a cardiac arrest by shocking the heart back to life. But to be effective, they must be used within minutes, which means they have to be easy to find.
Each prescription drug you take has a unique code that the government can use to track problems. But artificial hips and pacemakers? They are implanted without identification. In fact, the FDA doesn’t know how many devices are implanted into patients each year – it simply doesn’t track that data.
Female veterans are more likely to smoke, be overweight or obese and have heart disease compared to civilian women and women in the National Guard or Reserves, even when controlling for access to health care, according to a new study.