Successful Aging: Add Life to Your Years
While you may expect to live longer than your parents or grandparents did, do you know what you can do to live happier and healthier? UR Medicine healthy aging expert Dr. William Hall says that keeping your mind and body active are keys to a long, happy life.
So age is just a number and you feel young at heart. But does that match up with the way your doctor calculates your heart age? UR Medicine cardiologist Dr. Seth Jacobson answers questions about heart age and what it says about cardiovascular health and risk of heart attack or stroke.
Although a stroke can happen to anyone, there are certain factors that may increase your chances of having one. UR Medicine Neurologist Dr. Adam Kelly says you can improve your odds—and your overall health—by understanding and addressing your lifestyle and medical risk factors for stroke.
Stress, anyone? You know you need to tame it. But did you know that smart stress management can reap more than peace of mind? Recent research suggests that short-fused Type-As might face double the stroke risk of their more relaxed peers. UR Medicine stroke care specialists Dr. Curt Benesch and Dr. Amrendra Miranpuri offer stress-busting moves that may help lower your risk.
Taking a daily aspirin is touted as a simple way to stave off a heart attack or stroke. Yet, a recent study found that many doctors don’t recommend it to patients who might benefit. UR Medicine’s Dr. Michael Mendoza, one of the study’s authors, shares some facts about aspirin therapy.
Next time you reach for the salt shaker, stop and think: How much salt do you really need? Sure, it’s tasty and plays a part in your nutrition. But too much salt can not only ruin a dish, it may raise your blood pressure and harm your health. Cardiologist Dr. John Chad Teeters shares some tips for avoiding high blood pressure.