Man Up and Call the Doctor

June Is Men’s Health Month June is men’s health month—a time to focus on common health issues and encourage men to care for both their mental and physical health. Even though men die, on average, five years earlier than women, they are also less likely to go to the doctor, according to a study from Rutgers University. The researchers found that men who held more … Continue reading Man Up and Call the Doctor

Questions to Ask Your Cardiologist

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the leading cause of death for men, women and most racial groups in the United States. One person dies from it every 37 seconds, and one in every four Americans will die from it. The sad yet hopeful part? It is largely preventable. It is imperative to be proactive about your cardiovascular health. … Continue reading Questions to Ask Your Cardiologist

Calcium Scoring at Archbold

It’s common to hear that calcium is good for your bones. But, that’s not the case when it comes to your heart. Coronary arteries supply oxygen-rich blood to the heart. When there’s a buildup of plaque, made up of calcium and other substances, it can narrow orclose the arteries. These calcifications can form in many places throughout the body, including small and large arteries and … Continue reading Calcium Scoring at Archbold

Think You Don’t Have High Blood Pressure? Think Again.

As a leading community-based organization committed to improving the nation’s health, the Valdosta YMCA urges everyone in Valdosta to get a blood pressure screening. Revised blood pressure guidelines from the American Heart Association mean that nearly half of all Americans (46 percent) have high blood pressure. High blood pressure is often referred to as “the Silent Killer” because there are typically no warning signs or … Continue reading Think You Don’t Have High Blood Pressure? Think Again.

Life Hacks for the Heart

Heart disease is a condition that involves narrowed or blocked blood vessels that can lead to a heart attack, chest pain (angina), or stroke. Heart health is something that people take for granted every day. It is not something that we continuously have on our mind, even though heart disease is the number one killer amongst men and women in the United States. Many do … Continue reading Life Hacks for the Heart