[Podcast] Heart Pain: Sounding the Alarm

American Heart Month is coming to an end, but there is another important topic I would like to cover with you. Heart disease, as we all know is the leading killer of women and men in the United States. Studies show that the risk of heart attack is greater among women than men. According to …

These Exercises Will Help Improve Your Heart Health

Throughout February, Aches and Gains has celebrated American Heart Month. The chronic pain associated with heart disease, commonly resulting from obesity, high blood pressure and diabetes, can be devastating for those living with these cardiovascular conditions and their loved ones. As I’ve previously shared, it is essential to recognize the warning signs for a heart attack …

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Why Are African-Americans At Greater Risk of Heart Disease?

February is American Heart Month. It is also Black History Month. Now is the time to reflect on the contributions of African Americans to the American experience, and to learn a little bit more about yourself and those around you. The juxtaposition of these two observances is an occasion to examine heart health and pain among African Americans.

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What Baby Boomers Need to Know to Prevent Heart Disease

Heart disease is the top killer for women and men in the United States, especially for those in their 50s, 60s and 70s. Heart disease is becoming an epidemic that must be addressed not just by medications and frequent screenings, but by lifestyle changes. Among the baby boomer generation, Americans born between 1945 through 1964 …

Pain You Should Never Ignore

There are certain types of pain that we can brush off as a one-time thing. Maybe the pain lasts for a few days and it goes away, and it doesn’t occur again. With any symptom of acute pain, chronic pain could develop if it lasts for 3 months or more. Chronic pain is typically not …

World Heart Day: Pain as a Warning Sign of Heart Disease

World Heart Day is on September 29th this year, and is the World Heart Federation’s largest platform for raising awareness about cardiovascular disease. As you may know, heart disease and stroke are the leading causes of death around the world. Despite its prevalence, heart disease is actually preventable.

Heart Pain: Sounding the Alarm, Part III

You’re feeling some indigestion after a meal, and then a little chest heaviness. It’s probably nothing. Or is it? If you’re a woman, you could be having a heart attack and not even know it. How can we distinguish a heart attack from other chest pain symptoms? Amy Silverstein was born with a rhythm problem called …

Heart Pain: Sounding the Alarm, Part II

You’re feeling some indigestion after a meal, and then a little chest heaviness. It’s probably nothing. Or is it? If you’re a woman, you could be having a heart attack and not even know it. How can we distinguish a heart attack from other types of pain in the chest? Our guests today will lead …

Heart Pain: Sounding the Alarm, Part IV

You’re feeling some indigestion after a meal, and then a little chest heaviness. It’s probably nothing. Or is it? If you’re a woman, you could be having a heart attack and not even know it. How can we distinguish a heart attack from other chest pain symptoms? Amy Silverstein was born with a rhythm problem called …

Pain after Breast Reconstruction

The risk of having chronic chest pain after breast surgery (mastectomy and lumpectomy) for cancer is high at 20-30%. When a woman is confronted with breast cancer, many questions arise – not the least of which is post-mastectomy breast reconstruction. Janet Ladd, a professional coach shares her experience with mastectomy, breast reconstruction, and pain-free living …