Health

Sleeplessness Bad for the Heart

  (MedPageToday) – Men who slept badly were twice as likely to suffer a heart attack and up to four times as likely to have a stroke compared with those who slept well, according to a Russian study presented at EuroHeartCare. “Sleep disorders are very closely Read More

Op-Ed

I Had a Heart Attack

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist   Nothing was more startling than when a cardiologist looked me directly in the eyes and said matter-of-factly: “It looks like you had a heart attack.” I was dumbfounded. When? Where? How much damage was done? Why didn’t I Read More

Health

Living with Heart Sarcoidosis

by Shantella Y. Sherman Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper Many fans of the late comedian Bernie Mac recognize sarcoidosis as the inflammatory disease of the lungs that took his life.  Believed to be caused by a bacterial or viral infection that produces Read More

Health

Over 1 in 10 Use Daily Aspirin Inappropriately

(HealthDay News) — Many Americans are likely using daily low-dose aspirin inappropriately in the hopes of preventing a first-time heart attack or stroke, a new study suggests. Researchers found that of nearly 69,000 U.S. adults prescribed aspirin long-term, about 12 percent probably should not have been. That’s because their odds Read More