Items Tagged ‘heart disease’

Heart Disease and Stroke: Understand your risk

September 19, 2019

Heart Disease and Stroke: Understand your risk

By uclahealth uclahealth

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, causing 1 in 4—or just over 600,000—deaths each year. Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death. Both are more likely to occur if you have one of three specific risk factors, detailed below. Risk factors for heart disease and stroke 1. High […]

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Tags: cardiology, heart disease, heart disease risk factors, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, preventive care, Risk factors, stroke, The Checkup


May 1, 2019

Healthy Tips for Ramadan

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Ramadan begins on Monday, May 6, 2019 and ends on Tuesday, June 4, 2019. Millions of people from around the world will be recognizing this Islamic holy day through prayer and dawn to dusk fasting. Fasting can be done safely if you take the necessary precautions— especially for those with certain medical conditions. If you […]

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Tags: breastfeeding, cardiac disease, complex carbohydrates, dehydration, diabetes, fasting, fasting for adolescents, fasting for children, fasting tips, heart disease, iftar meal, low blood sugar


The essential steps to a heart healthy lifestyle

February 1, 2019

The essential steps to a heart healthy lifestyle

By Amy Albin Amy Albin

If you’ve gotten the message that you should incorporate 30 minutes a day of moderate physical activity into your workday to reduce the health risks associated with inactivity, good job.  Keep taking the stairs and walking as much as possible. But don’t stop there.  Other steps are important for achieving a heart healthy lifestyle. “Diet, […]

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Tags: American Heart Association, calories, diabetes, diet, Dr. Gaurav Banka, Dr. Sheila Sahni, exercise, family history, healthy lifestyle, heart disease, heart disease risk factors, heart healthy


Human Being at UCLA Health

January 2, 2019

Human Being at UCLA Health

By uclahealth uclahealth

“Having heart disease is not easy, and finding out the only cure is a heart transplant is really difficult,” says 24-year-old Iris Franco, who received a heart transplant at 16 years old at UCLA Health. “My younger sister became ill when she was 10 years old. They discovered she suffered from restrictive cardiomyopathy, and they […]

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Tags: featured, heart disease, heart transplant, restrictive cardiomyopathy


Helping Patients Feel Good

December 12, 2018

Helping Patients Feel Good

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I got into the exercise world because I wanted to make people better,” says Ernest Sacco, manager of cardiac and pulmonary rehab at UCLA Health. “We have three different types of programs: we have traditional cardiac rehab, we have pulmonary rehab and we have the UCLA Ornish Lifestyle Medicine program. I think this is a […]

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Tags: cardiac and pulmonary rehab, cardiac rehab, exercise, heart disease, pulmonary rehab, UCLA Ornish Lifestyle Medicine program


Ask the Doctors - Is controlled high blood pressure still a risk factor for a heart attack?

July 16, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Is controlled high blood pressure still a risk factor for a heart attack?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctor: I know that high blood pressure increases the risk of heart disease, stroke and more. However, is it still considered a risk factor if it’s controlled with medicine? High blood pressure is a significant risk factor for heart attacks and strokes because it damages the arteries that supply the heart and the brain, causing […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, blood pressure, blood pressure medication, Dr. Robert Ashley, heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, systolic blood pressure


Ask the Doctors - Am I too old to start jogging?

June 11, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Am I too old to start jogging?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctors: I’m 63 years old and even though my kids think I’m too old, I want to start running. Can you help me to prove them wrong? At the risk of wading into the middle of a family argument, we believe that it’s never too late to become physically active. And if you’re careful […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, exercise, heart disease, physical activity, regular exercise, running, type 2 diabetes, weight control


3 Wishes Project improves end-of-life experience for patients and loved ones

May 4, 2018

3 Wishes Project improves end-of-life experience for patients and loved ones

By uclahealth uclahealth

Although the medical intensive care unit (MICU) at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center is designed to save lives, it’s also where some patients spend their final moments. “We see adult patients of all ages who succumb to a variety of medical conditions, such as cancer, respiratory infections, heart disease and organ failure,” says Sherry Xu, […]

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Tags: 3 Wishes Project, cancer, end-of-life, heart disease, medical intensive care unit, MICU, oncology, organ failure, palliative care, respiratory infections, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center


Ask the Doctors - Do I need to give up sugar to protect my heart?

April 18, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Do I need to give up sugar to protect my heart?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctors: I read that sugar might be worse for your heart than fat. Should I give up sweets? If you’re one of the millions of Americans with a sweet tooth, there’s some good news. According to current guidelines from the American Heart Association, eating a modest amount of added sugar each day – six […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, blood cholestorol, blood glucose levels, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, heart disease, heart health, heart healthy diet, sugar, triglycerides


Ask the Doctors - Do nuts reduce the risk of heart disease and other illnesses?

March 30, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Do nuts reduce the risk of heart disease and other illnesses?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctor: Will eating nuts really reduce my risk of heart disease, cancer and other diseases, which a new study has suggested? If so, how many should I be eating? Dear Reader: Nuts are fruits. They consist of a hard shell and an edible seed. To answer your question, I’ll use the definition of nuts […]

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Tags: almonds, antioxidants, Brazil nuts, cancer, cardiovascular disease, cashews, diet, Dr. Robert Ashley, eating nuts, fiber, fruits, hazelnuts