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What is Macular Degeneration by Lilli Goldman

By at July 25, 2015 | 8:03 am | 0 Comment

Imagine a hole in the center of your vision, one you can't look over or under, to the left or to the right of. A central vision obstruction like this is one of the salient characteristics of Macular Degeneration, a common cause of vision loss for persons over age 50. It results from damage to the macula--the center of the eye's retina, which is needed for clear more...

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What is Aortic Valve Stenosis by Madison Baysinger

By at June 26, 2015 | 7:12 am | 0 Comment

Aortic valve stenosis (also called aortic stenosis or AS) is a condition where the heart’s aortic value has narrowed. This narrowing causes blood flowing from the left ventricle to the aorta and arteries to be impeded. It is estimated that up to 1.5 million people in the United States- with 500,000 of those being severe cases of AS. Aortic stenosis in some cases can more...

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The Harsh Reality of Heart Disease in Women By Kelcey Rankin

By at May 30, 2015 | 6:08 am | 0 Comment

Most of us think that men are at a greater risk to develop heart disease than women, but the truth is, more women than men die of heart disease each year.  One of the reasons for this phenomenon is that the symptoms are different for women than they are for men.  Women tend to deal with stress a lot differently then men. With stress comes depressed immune systems which more...

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What is Systolic and Diastolic Blood Pressure by Inayatullah Shaheen

By at May 26, 2015 | 5:15 am | 2 Comments

Hypertension or high blood pressure is a serious condition that leads to so many disease.  Disease such as heart failure, stroke, kidney failure, and other health problems. Blood pressure, or hypertension is a force blood pushing against the wall of the arteries as heart pumps blood. If the blood pressure raise and stay at high level, it will cause problems in your body more...

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