Should You Be Worried About the Zika Virus?

Zika is a virus transmitted by the Aedes mosquito, a species that is common throughout the world. It may also be transmitted through sexual contact and blood transfusions. First identified in the Zika Valley of Africa in 1947, there have been several outbreaks in...

Key Steps for a Healthy Heart

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 11.5 percent of the U.S. adult population—or about 26.5 million—had diagnosed heart disease in 2011, the most recent year for which numbers are available. It kills about 600,000 people in...

Your Perspective and Your Health

Henry Ford, American industrialist and founder of Ford Motor Company once said, “Whether you think that you can, or that you can’t, you are usually right.” His meaning of his statement is as true today as it was in the early 1900s: when facing any...

Six Must-Know Blood Pressure Facts

According to the American Heart Association, high blood pressure, also known as hypertension, affects more than 80 million U.S. adults. Though high blood pressure typically has no symptoms, if left untreated it can contribute to heart attacks and stroke, vision...