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...
Need Workout Motivation? Find a Friend!

Need Workout Motivation? Find a Friend!

When you begin a new workout regimen, enthusiasm usually helps carry you through the sometimes-painful period when your body is adjusting to new demands. Visible results, combined with the hormonal release benefits, make it easy to ride the workout high. But...
Are You an Active Participant in Your Health?

Are You an Active Participant in Your Health?

Health care professionals want to know how to serve patients better. At Abella Health, we want you to talk about your medical history, family history, your questions and concerns. It helps us to treat you better when we have a complete picture of who you are as a...

Teen Obesity Lingers

Acne fades and voices deepen, but teen obesity hangs around. U.S. Department of Agriculture researchers at Tufts University tracked weight and health patterns over the course of subjects’ lives. They found that whether or not people bring their weight under...

Heartening News from the AHA

Here’s news straight from the heart: The American Heart Association (AHA), which for years singled out only smoking, high blood pressure, and high blood cholesterol as major risk factors for coronary disease, has added a fourth factor—physical inactivity—to...