Stroke accounts for an estimated 1 of every 19 deaths in the United States. On average, someone dies of a stroke every 3 and a half minutes. Strokes disproportionately affect women. The data shows that about 55,000 more women than men have a stroke each year. When a stroke occurs, seconds matter. The American Heart Association recommends watching for the

Asian Americans make up the fastest-growing racial/ethnic group in the U.S., increasing 81% – from 11 million to 19 million – between 2000 and 2019. A large, retrospective study published today in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes found that death rates for cardiovascular diseases in the U.S. varied among people from various Asian ethnicity subgroups. “For a long time, because Asian Americans

The National Institute on Aging reports that depression is a common problem among older adults. Social Isolation brought on by the COVID -19 pandemic has exacerbated the problem. However, depression is not a normal part of aging and is treatable. New research suggests that improving cardiovascular (CV) health may also help in preventing the onset of depression in the elderly.

The trend toward healthy, regional, and environmentally friendly diets is gaining momentum. Similar to the Mediterranean diet, the Nordic diet is a regional diet that is being investigated for its health benefits. The Nordic countries include Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden; the territories of the Faroe Islands, Greenland, and, Åland. Traditionally individuals in these areas eat whole grains such