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Men have a higher risk for developing obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a known risk for cardiovascular disease, but women with OSA experience impaired heart function earlier than men, according to a study conducted by the Radiological Society of North America.

What is Sleep Apnea?

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Experts have been telling us for years that poor sleep quality contributes to heart disease. But you may not realize just how detrimental sleep deprivation can be for your heart. A lack of sleep raises your risk for cardiovascular disease regardless of your age, weight, smoking and exercise habits… See more
Over the last few years, some experts have suggested that consuming a moderate or light amount of alcohol every day might protect your heart better than abstaining from alcohol. This theory may not hold much water, according to recent studies. A study published in 2018 linked light drinking,… See more
Parkinson’s disease is a debilitating condition that renders many people confined to a wheelchair. Every year about 50,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease or… See more
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the U.S. Each year more than 5.4 million cases of nonmelanoma skin cancer are treated in more than 3.3 million people, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation. Close to 100,000 cases of melanoma — the most dangerous form — will be diagnosed in 2019… See more
It’s mid-summer, 90 degrees and humid, but you want to work out and you prefer doing it outdoors. Treadmills really aren’t your thing – you feel like a hamster walking or running on one.  You’re probably aware summer heat raises your risk for sunburn, heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke,… See more
A new trend in physical activity is quickly gaining popularity -- high-intensity interval physical activity (HIIPA). It’s based on the high-intensity interval training (HIIT) method and could be a way for you to get the benefits of intense training without the risks or even working out. HIIT… See more
Walking is arguably one of the easiest, most effective forms of exercise. It’s relatively inexpensive -- all you really need is a good pair of walking shoes. And you can walk pretty much anywhere. But sometimes even the most dedicated walker needs more of a challenge than walking (or even power or… See more
More than 42 million American women live with some form of cardiovascular disease, according to the American College of Cardiology. But many aren’t getting the exercise they need to help prevent complications like heart attack and stroke. In fact, the… See more
You’ve heard it many times: limit your intake of highly processed foods. You know the fast, ready-to-eat convenient foods with a long list of hard to pronounce ingredients. Some are easy to recognize -- soft drinks (including diet soda), fast food menu items and packaged baked goods, to name a few… See more
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