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.
April 4th is National Start Walking day. The idea is to get everyone out and get a little exercise.
Local events are sponsored by Seattle Parks and Recreation and the American Heart Association.
Start Walking events will be held at 17 area locations:
“Statins”, the commonly prescribed cholesterol-lowering drugs, can cause impaired memory, diabetes, muscle and liver damage and other problems, but the benefits of the drugs still outweigh the risks, FDA says.
Washington State Department of Health is urging Washingtonians to use the extra day this year to reduce their risk of heart disease and stroke.
Nine in 10 U.S. adults eat too much sodium. Most of it comes from common restaurant or grocery store items. Top sources of sodium in our diet? — Cold cuts, pizza, of course, but bread?
The 5-year Million Hearts Campaign hopes to help millions of Americans improve their heart health by preventing and treating high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and tobacco use.
Some clinicians say universal screening is an important tool to help identify children who are genetically predisposed to high cholesterol and to pinpoint others who could benefit from treatment. Others express concerns that screening may do more harm than good.