Heart Conditions & Falls

We Gave My Father a Philips Lifeline When He Was Diagnosed with a Heart Condition

Leeza Gibbons' father had always been active and the picture of good health, but then the family found out he had coronary heart disease. They knew they needed to do something. Read more

Reducing Stress Just as Important as Exercise and Diet for Heart Patients

When someone gets diagnosed with a heart condition, they quickly start thinking about changes in diet and exercise. But stress is an equally powerful risk factor. Read more

What You Should Know About the Aging Heart

As we get older, so do our hearts. Learn what is happening to this vital organ as you grow older, as well as what you can do to stay as heart-healthy as possible. Read more

Recognize Heart Attack Symptoms -- Then Act Immediately

When it comes to the heart, time matters. Know the common symptoms of a heart attack so you can act quickly to get help for yourself or a loved one. Read more

Smart Steps in Heart Attack Recovery

You can't undue a heart attack, but you can take action to try to make sure it doesn't happen again, like following your individualized care plan and making other healthy choices. Read more

Getting Active Goes a Long Way in Averting or Repeating Cardiac Events

Adding activity to your daily life can improve your heart health. Of course, you should check with your physician -- and follow these tips. Read more

Symptoms Stemming from Heart Conditions Can Increase Your Risk of Falling

Heart conditions have symptoms that can leave you feeling unwell and unsteady, including muscle weakness and fatigue, lightheadedness, dizziness, shortness of breath, nausea, swelling of the legs, ankles and feet, and even fainting. Read more

A Medical Alert System Can Help Seniors with Heart Disease

Managing heart disease is not easy, yet more seniors than ever are struggling to live independently with it. Your health is important not only to you, but also to your loved ones, so it’s important to have ways to live a full and independent life while also having access to help whenever you need it. Read more

5 High Blood Pressure Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

If you’re worried about developing hypertension or you’ve already been diagnosed with this condition, you may be wondering what high blood pressure symptoms to watch out for. Read more

Circulatory Disease Increases Fall Risk for Seniors

It’s probably no surprise to you that a single fall could drastically change your life. In fact, it’s a leading cause of injury and hospitalization in seniors. But what may come as a surprise to you are some of the factors that cause falls. Read more

Seniors with a Pacemaker Could Benefit from Medical Alert Systems

Pacemakers have been a great influence in medical technology, and they’ve become much more reliable over the past 50 years. Like any piece of technology, though, pacemakers are not perfect and are subject to malfunction. These malfunctions can be life-threatening if not taken care of right away. Read more

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