After you’ve had one stroke, you’re at higher risk for having another. But the good news is there are things you can do to reduce the chances of a stroke happening again. Taking your medicine, doing stroke rehabilitation, and making healthy lifestyle changes can all help.
You may have heard that an aspirin a day keeps heart attacks and strokes at bay. Daily aspirin is a good option for some people, but it can also cause serious bleeding. Should YOU take an aspirin a day? Use this interactive tool as a starting point to learn more about the benefits and risks of daily aspirin,
Strokes are serious, and they can happen to anyone. One way to lower your risk of a stroke is by living a heart-healthy lifestyle, even if you don’t have existing health problems. A heart-healthy lifestyle will not only reduce your chances of a stroke or heart attack,
Stress can be helpful—it gives you a burst of energy when you’re in danger and can help you become more alert and focused. But if you’re stressed too often or if your stress lasts too long, it can negatively affect your body.
Statins are medicines that help prevent coronary artery disease. Statins help lower the bad cholesterol in your blood, and side effects of these medicines are rare. If you’re at high risk for heart attack or stroke, use this interactive tool to help you decide if statins are right for you.
Heart disease can mean a lot of things—but one of the most common types of heart disease is coronary artery disease. To help lower your risk of getting this common condition, there are five things you can do right now. Watch this video to find out more.
During a physical exam, your doctor may recommend cholesterol and triglycerides tests. These tests measure lipids—fats and fatty substances your body uses for energy. Lipids are stored in your blood and tissues. High lipid levels may mean you’re at higher risk of experiencing a heart attack or stroke.
How’s your heart health? Are you at risk for a heart attack or stroke? Your doctor can do a screening to find out. The screening looks at your cholesterol levels, blood pressure, and other factors to determine your risk. If you need to lower your risk,
Want to feel your best, handle stress better, have more energy, and help prevent health issues such as type 2 diabetes? Healthy eating can help! But what does healthy eating mean? It starts with adding more fruits, veggies, and whole grains to your diet.
If you’ve decided to start eating healthier, why not make an eating plan? You can start by thinking about what’s motivating you to make this change, which will help you set long- and short-term goals. Then you’ll need to decide how to track your progress.