Women who have high-risk pregnancies or complications in childbirth are up to eight times more likely to suffer heart disease later in life. And many mothers — and their doctors — are unaware of the danger. Emerging research shows heart disease is a long-term threat for women who develop diabetes or high blood pressure during pregnancy, for example, or those whose babies are born prematurely or precariously small.
Yet doctors do not typically advise women about their risk or counsel them to watch for symptoms, said Noel Bairey Merz, a cardiologist and director of the Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Center at Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute in Los Angeles. Bairey Merz said doctors can see heart attacks and strokes coming, often 10 or 20 years ahead of time, if they are on the lookout. “This isn’t rocket science,” she said. “We just have to figure out how we can find the women who are at risk.”
By Will Boggs MD
(Reuters Health) – Meeting some or all of the American Heart Association’s seven ideal cardiovascular health goals is associated with longer life and fewer heart attacks and strokes, no matter your age.
In fact, in a recent group of elderly patients, “the benefit of an ideal cardiovascular health in reducing mortality and vascular events was comparable to what is observed in younger populations,” Dr. Bamba Gaye from University Paris Descartes in France told Reuters Health by email. “This is a very good news, which suggests that it is never too late to prevent the development of risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD).”
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ASK DOCTOR EZEUGWU | July 21, 2016
DEAR DOCTOR EZEUGWU: Can my Faith affect my healing from sickness and disease?
DEAR PATIENT: Absolutely, Yes!! ….How? You may ask; Because your Faith is dependent on your thoughts and beliefs!
How you think about your illness impacts your healing process. When your thoughts are predominantly negative, your healing process is hampered. For an instance, even when your doctor has prescribed the right medicine for your illness, you will very likely not take the medicine, especially, if you have no faith in the doctor or the medicine. You may develop some unusual fear about taking the medication. You may even begin to avoid seeing the doctor altogether. In fact, treating a patient who has no faith in the doctor or medicine is very difficult. You should know that when it comes to your healing, from any sickness or disease, there is no doctor or man-made medicine that is more powerful than your Faith. Remember what Jesus said to the woman with issue of blood, “Be of good cheer, daughter; your faith has made you well.” (Matthew 9:22, NKJV) #Ask Dr. Ezeugwu.
12 Ways Your Relationship Can Hurt Your Health
How your boyfriend, girlfriend, or spouse can influence everything from sleep to blood pressure.
Can your relationship status make a difference in your overall well-being? To borrow a commonly used Facebook phrase, it’s complicated. Research shows that strong partnerships can help us avoid illness, adopt healthier habits, and even live longer. On the other hand, troubled relationships tend to breed stress and weaken immunity.
I am writing to you from the Medical Relations Office at Maryland DDS. I am tasked with reviewing the reports from our new providers who perform consultative examinations for disability applicants. I am happy to share with you that I have reviewed a sample of your reports and I have found that they are truly outstanding. In addition to my reviews, our in-house physicians have also reviewed a sample of your reports. They gave you high marks as well.