High Blood Pressure Affects Life Expectancy

November 7, 2014

Dr. Winter discusses high blood pressure and its effects on left expectancy.

How Eating Breakfast Lowers Cholesterol

November 7, 2014

Dr. Winter discusses how eating breakfast can lower your cholesterol.

Smoking and Heart Disease

November 7, 2014

Smoking and heart disease…what’s the link?  Experts say it could have something to do with inflammation in the coronary arteries cause by the chemicals in tobacco.


Heart Attacks and Depression

November 7, 2014

Studies show that 48% of people can develop depression following a heart attack, but experts say this depression may not be purely psychological.  After a cardiac event, the heart may be unable to pump blood as efficiently- causing patients to lose energy.

Nap for your Heart

November 7, 2014

Why does the US have such higher rates of heart disease than our European counterparts?  Is it the difference in lifestyle or eating habits?  Or could it be the “siesta” that Europeans are so fond of?

Infections Trigger Heart Attacks

November 7, 2014

According to studies, a person’s risk of heart attack is five times higher in the first three days of an illness; their risk of stroke is three times higher.

Stroke and Women

November 7, 2014

It’s thought of as a man’s disease, but three times more women die from stroke each year than breast cancer.  Three out of every five strokes in the US occur in women.  Now, new research is discovering what all women should know about this killer and the various signs of stroke for women.

You Can Have a Stroke and Not Know It

September 15, 2014

The figures are staggering.  Experts say as the rates of obesity and diabetes continue to rise, so do the number of strokes in this country.  In fact, studies have shown that one-in-five American adults will suffer from what is known as a mini-stroke at some point in their lives, but most will go undiagnosed.