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How Women Experience Heart Attacks Differently Nov 1st, 2019

Heart disease is the top cause of death in both women and men in the United States. It’s important to seek out medical attention immediately if you suspect you’re having a heart attack. Symptoms of a heart attack are different in women than men, so women might not realize they’re...

Varicose Veins Aren’t Just a Cosmetic Issue Oct 1st, 2019

23 percent of Americans suffer from unsightly varicose veins. Are you one of them? For most people, the bulging, twisted appearance of these bumpy veins is their top concern. Which leads them to cover up their legs and avoid places where their legs are exposed, like the beach or pool. ...

8 Lifestyle Tips for Lowering Your Cholesterol Sep 1st, 2019

Finding out that you have high LDL cholesterol means that you have to get serious about your health. When your LDL levels are elevated to more than 130, cholesterol accumulates in your arteries. This leads to potentially life-threatening conditions, including: Atherosclerosis Heart disease Heart attack  Stroke Chest pain Luckily, in...

Who Should Have a Stress Test and How Often? Aug 1st, 2019

Heart problems aren’t always visible when the heart is in a resting state. A stress test involves a monitored exercise session that helps find the cause of problematic heart symptoms or determine if you may require more extensive treatments for your heart condition, such as surgery.  At Harlem Cardiology on...

Millions of Americans Have High Blood Pressure and Don't Know it Jul 16th, 2019

Two-thirds of the adult population in the United States is dealing with some form of high blood pressure, whether it’s the slightly elevated stage of prehypertension or the elevated stage of full hypertension. Of those with high blood pressure, almost half of them have no control over the condition.  Since...

Why are People Who are in Their 50s Having Strokes? Jun 12th, 2019

At 50-something, you may feel invincible, but strokes can strike at any age. While the elderly still have a corner on the market, more and more younger folks are succumbing to strokes these days. In fact, it’s the third-leading cause of death in the United States, and 25% of stroke...