When to See a Doctor about Leg Pain

At some time or another, everyone experiences leg pain, cramps, and charley horses. No matter what you call it, leg pain is usually not serious. Most of the time, it is caused by inactivity or dehydration. Sometimes, however, cramps and leg pain occur frequently,...

How to Eat Well after a Heart Attack

Diet and exercise directly affect the level of your health. Maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle is always important to preserving health. For individuals with cardiovascular disease, however, a healthy lifestyle could protect them from suffering a serious cardiac...

The Importance of Vaccinations for Older Adults

As we age, our immune systems weaken. We’re not only more likely to fall ill with diseases, like shingles and influenza, but we’re also more likely to suffer severe symptoms, consequences, and complications than younger versions of ourselves. Medicine is...

When Is It Time for a Stress Test?

Sometimes called exercise stress tests or treadmill tests, a stress test is a type of physical examination that monitors the way a patient’s heart works during physical activity. Since the heart has to pump blood faster and harder during exercise, monitoring this type...

The Truth About Heart Health and Wine Consumption

The notion that red wine is good for your health, particularly your heart, has become popular in recent years due in large part to media dissemination of half-truths, partial facts, and very small studies. It is very important to clearly understand the relationship...