heart Tag

Each year, about 1 million people are treated for pneumonia in the United States and approximately 50,000 die from the disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Pneumonia is an infection in one or both lungs which inflames the air sacs resulting...

When her children were toddlers, our staff member, Kim, had an 80-year old baby sitter come to her home to watch them a couple of days a week. Kim admits Anne was older than a typical care giver but she was in excellent health, thin and...

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention approximately 37% of adults age 60 and over are obese. Weight that is higher than what is considered a healthy weight for a given height is described as overweight or obese. Body Mass Index, or BMI, is...

According to the American Heart Association, 1 in 5 people will develop heart failure (HF). In HF, the heart is unable to pump enough blood to meet the body's needs. Either the heart cannot fill with enough blood or it is unable to pump blood to the...