Health Alert: Nearly 1 in 3 Adults Don’t Know the Most Common Heart Attack Symptom.
According to a recent study, only about 70% of adults in the United States and Canada can identify chest pain/discomfort as a symptom of myocardial infarction. Other common heart attack symptoms include shortness of breath; arm/shoulder pain/discomfort; feeling weak, lightheaded, or faint; and jaw, neck, and back pain.
Korean Circulation Journal, December 2021
Diet: Foods That Can Help Lower Your Cholesterol.
Harvard Health notes that the following foods can help reduce one’s low-density lipoprotein (the “bad” cholesterol) levels: oats; barley and other whole grains; beans; eggplant and okra; nuts; vegetable oils; apples, grapes, strawberries, and citrus fruits; foods fortified with sterols and stanols; soy; fatty fish; and fiber supplements.
Harvard Health, February 2022
Exercise: HIIT Benefits Lung Cancer Patients.
High-intensity interval training (HIIT) is a form of exercise that involves short intervals of near-maximal effort such as sprinting or stair climbing separated by intervals of moderate-intensity exercise, such as jogging or fast walking. A review of data from six studies concluded that HIIT is an effective intervention for improving cardiorespiratory fitness in lung cancer patients undergoing treatment, which may improve their chances for a successful outcome.
Supportive Care in Cancer, April 2022
Chiropractic: Stress is Associated with Neck Pain in College Students.
A recent survey of university students found that over a third (35.6%) have moderate neck pain and disability, and the risk for bothersome neck pain in this group is increased by high levels of stress and excessive sedentary time.
Healthcare, November 2021
Mental Attitude: Worries Increase Heart Risk in Men.
Following a review of data from the Normative Aging Study that included 1,550 men, researchers report that higher anxiety levels during mid-life are associated with a 10-13% increased risk for heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.
Journal of the American Heart Association, January 2022
Wellness/Prevention: Getting a Good Night’s Sleep While on Vacation.
The National Sleep Foundation recommends the following to get a good night of sleep while out of town: avoid making changes to your sleep schedule, don’t eat a heavy dinner, avoid drinking too much alcohol, bring your own pillow, and consider using lavender spray or a white noise machine.
National Sleep Foundation, January 2022