Signs of a Heart Attack – The Nebraska Medical Center

It’s the chest discomfort that has an unusual, uncomfortable characteristic, it is generally fairly severe. It comes on in a crescendo manner it may radiate to the jaw, teeth and to the shoulder but generally people can’t put their finger right on it. It is more of a widespread discomfort. It is often accompanied by shortness of breath, sweating and […]

Top 5 Heart Health Tips

Nine out of ten Canadians have at least one risk factor for heart disease, which is our second leading cause of death. But the power of prevention is in your hands says Registered Dietitian Daphna Steinberg. So lifestyle is the cornerstone for prevention and for treatment, as well as an adjunct to medication. She offers her five top tips for […]

Heart Health 8: Hypertension

WE ARE TALKING ABOUT 60’S TO START NEXT WEEK. TRACY: IT IS SOMETIMES REFERRED TO AS THE SILENT KILLER BECAUSE THERE ARE NO SYMPTOMS AND IT COULD BE DAMAGING YOUR BODY WITHOUT YOU EVEN KNOWING IT. IN THIS MONTH’S HEART HEATH 8, WE TAKE A LOOK AT HYPERTENSION, ALSO KNOWN AS HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, AND WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW. […]

Baroreflex Regulation of Blood Pressure, Animation.

Baroreflex, or baroreceptor reflex, is one of the mechanisms the body uses to maintain stable blood pressure levels or homeostasis. Baroreflex is a rapid negative feedback loop in which an elevated blood pressure causes heart rate and blood pressure to decrease. Reversely, a decrease in blood pressure leads to an increased heart rate, returning blood pressure to normal levels. The […]

Cancer Treatment: Chemotherapy

if you have cancer [your] doctor may recommend Chemotherapy as part of your treatment The Cell’s Nucleus controls this process Inside each nucleus genetic material called Dna contains the instructions for directing this process sometimes the cells Dna becomes damaged Normally the DNa responds by either repairing itself or instructing the cell to die in cancer however the parts of […]