This year will be the 25th anniversary of a Mid-South sports tradition – the Southern Heritage Classic. The college football game pits Tennessee State against Jackson State in the liberty bowl. And while it’s always an exciting game for alumni, … Continue reading
Tag Archives: heart health
Part of being heart healthy can mean eating certain types of foods. Of course, avoiding too much fat and salt should be on your list. But you can get a little ‘nutty’ with your diet. Let’s check in with registered … Continue reading
Your heart health can depend on knowing other key numbers like blood pressure. Rod Starns explains why knowing — and controlling your numbers is so important.
A hospital may hold dozens, even hundreds of seriously ill heart patients at a time. Keeping track of all of them requires a high tech touch. On today’s Heart of the Matter, how that equipment gets people the care they … Continue reading
It’s a simple test that can help people know whether they’re at risk of serious heart problems. Doug Johnson has more on how one Mid-South man found out about the test — and his problem — by trying to find … Continue reading
Early treatment of heart attacks can save lives — but some of the symptoms of a heart attack can be confused for less serious problems. In today’s Heart of the Matter, we take a closer look at recognizing the signs … Continue reading
Nearly 6-million Americans suffer from heart failure. The condition kills about 300,000 people each year. Here with a look at the problem and to offer tips on prevention is cardiologist Todd Edwards, of the Stern Cardiovascular Foundation.
February is American Heart Month, dedicated toward raising awareness about heart disease—the leading cause of death in the U.S. And one thing you should definitely be aware of is that it’s an equal opportunity illness. Here with an explanation and … Continue reading
The heart is an amazing muscle. About the size of your fist, it will beat more than 2 and a half billion times during an average 66-year lifespan. But sometimes, the rhythm of the heart goes awry, causing “a-fib,” or … Continue reading
There has been tremendous progress in finding medicines to treat breast cancer. Unfortunately, some of those drugs can increase the risk of heart disease. That has doctors working on ways to prevent cardio-toxicity. Joining us on today’s Heart of the … Continue reading