AHA 2020 Update: The Cost of Heart Disease and Stroke

AHA 2020 Update: The Cost of Heart Disease and Stroke

The American Heart Association recently published Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics — 2020 Update. This annual report details the health and economic burdens of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in the U.S. and worldwide. The AHA updates its widely-cited study each...
Weight Lifting Reduces Heart Attack Risk

Weight Lifting Reduces Heart Attack Risk

Heart disease remains the most common cause of death in the U.S., according to the CDC. That deadly toll accounts for one in four American deaths each year: about 610,000 annually. We’ve written about smartwatches designed to warn of heart attacks and...
Images of Patient Plaque Prompt Compliance

Images of Patient Plaque Prompt Compliance

Poor patient compliance plagues medical practice, but pictures might help. A New England Healthcare Institute study in 2009 found that non-adherence to treatment plans cost up to $290 billion annually. Also, “those with low levels of adherence have almost¬†twice...