A Visual Guide to Heart Disease

Bring up heart disease, and most people think of a heart attack. But there are many conditions that can undermine the heart's ability to do its job. These include coronary artery disease, cardiomyopathy, arrhythmia, and heart failure.
Keep reading to find out what these disorders do to the body and how to recognize the warning signs.

Asthma, Stress and Anxiety: A Risky Cycle

Yes, says Peter Gergen, MD, MPH, a senior medical officer at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
Although stress won’t prompt a new case of asthma, it may worsen the disease in people who already have it, Gergen says. “During periods of stress and anxiety, asthma attacks occur more frequently, and asthma control is more difficult,” he says.

Diabetes: 2 Large Meals Better Than 6 Small?

The results of the new study, conducted in the Czech Republic, have been published in Diabetologia, the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes.

Diet, Lifestyle May Affect Prostrate Cancer Risk

A diet rich in complex carbohydrates and lower in protein and fat is associated with a 60 percent to 70 percent reduced risk of prostate cancer, said Adriana Vidal, a co-author of two of the studies and an assistant professor at Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, N.C.

Healthy Oils & the Elimination of Industrially Produced Trans Fatty Acids

In September 2006, in response to concerns of member states about the growing burden of noncommunicable diseases in the Americas, the Pan American Health Organization’s 47th Directing Council approved a Regional Strategy and Plan of Action for 2006–2015 on an Integrated Approach to the Prevention and Control of Chronic Noncommunicable Diseases (CNCD), which included diet, physical activity, and health. One of its four lines of action, health promotion, includes several initiatives that aim to create environmental conditions that make it easier for individuals to eat a healthy diet and engage in active lifestyles.

Heart & Stroke Foundation Newsletter

Volume 1 Issue 1

The main goals of the Foundation are to reduce the mortality rate from heart and stroke diseases as well as improve the quality of life for every patient. It sounds simple but the task is demanding and wide encompassing, touching most of us in the process. It is estimated that of Barbadians aged 20 years and older, 38,000 are living with high blood pressure (hypertension), 90,000 are overweight, 19,000 are diabetic and one person suffers a stroke every day.
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Heart Disease: Angina Pectoris

Brief on Angina Pectoris
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Heart Disease: Diseases of the Coronary Arteries

Brief on Coronary Arteries
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Heart Disease: Hypertensive Heart Disease

Brief on Hypertensive Heart Disease

PAHO: World Health Day

World Health Day provides an opportunity to raise awareness of hypertension as well as other noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) including heart disease, diabetes, cancer, chronic lung disease, and others which represent one of the greatest challenges for development in the 21st century.

Prostate cancer: sexually transmitted disease?

Prostate cancer may be a sexually transmitted disease caused by a common yet often silent infection passed on during intercourse, scientists say - but experts say proof is still lacking.

Type 2 Diabetes Overview

Type 2 diabetes strikes people of all ages, and early symptoms are subtle.
In fact, about one out of three people with type 2 diabetes don't know they have it. This chronic condition thwarts the body's ability to use the carbohydrates in food for energy. The result is elevated blood sugar. Over time, this excess sugar raises the risk for heart disease, loss of vision, nerve and organ damage, and other serious conditions.
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