As an African American woman, I am aware that I’m in one of the highest-risk groups for dying from heart disease but my non-inherit
Heart and Lung Health
When it comes to decisions of the heart, February can be a complicated month. Do you follow your heart health and stick to your mostly whole food, plant-based diet – or do you feel pulled in the direction of the heart-shaped Valentine chocolate boxes?
It’s a common scenario in a cardiology clinic when the cardiologist informs the patient they have atrial fibrillation (AFib), an abnormal heart rhythm characterized by rapid and irregular beating. Shock and fear take over, especially once the cardiologist says something about “increased risk of stroke.”
We’ve learned a great deal about improving survival rates and quality of life for sudden cardiac arrest patients, and the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center Resuscitation Research Group has been at the forefront.
Valley Fever (also known as Desert Rheumatism or San Joaquin Valley Fever) is Arizona’s disease. While rare at a national level, Valley Fever is common in the Southwestern United States and Northern Mexico. Every year, 150,000 people in the U.S. are infected, and Arizona is home to two-thirds of them.
How many hours do you spend sitting in a chair each day?