When your spouse passes away, you may experience broken heart syndrome, which puts you, as the grieving mate, at a higher risk for cardiovascular events. Tips for the bereaved spouse along with suggestions for family and friends to help get through the grieving process are included.
The official definition of high blood pressure or hypertension has changed many times over the years, and this has caused a lot of frustration in the medical community.
Anemia affects both children and adults. Anemia due to low red blood cell counts is different from leukemia which is a low white blood cell count. Anemia affects the ability of the red cells to carry oxygen to all body organs. Leukemia affects the ability of white cells to fight infections.
A heart attack is a very scary thing, and landing yourself in the ICU is even scarier. An experienced cardiac ICU nurse explains why you shouldn't necessarily panic.