Archive for February, 2010

Women and Heart Disease

Posted on 12. Feb, 2010 by import in Blog, Heart Disease, Obesity, Women's Health

While many women, and far too many doctors, apparently still do not know it, cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the number one killer of women; and has been since 1984. Out of the one million individuals that die from heart disease each year in the U.S., more than half are women. Women disproportionately fear dying from breast cancer compared to heart disease, but cardiovascular disease kills nearly ten times as many women each year as breast cancer.   Read the rest of this entry »

Erectile Dysfunction Predicts Heart Disease

Posted on 12. Feb, 2010 by import in Blog, Heart Disease, Men's Health

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is defined as difficulty achieving or maintaining an erection.  ED affects approximately 18 million American men over age 20[1].  It is well known that many of the same risk factors that contribute to cardiovascular disease also play a role in erectile dysfunction.  A number of studies have shown that ED can predict cardiovascular disease[2] and cardiovascular mortality.[3] Read the rest of this entry »

Heart Disease – Dr. Ebanks on NBC Connecticut

Posted on 11. Feb, 2010 by import in Broadcast, Heart Disease, Media

February is National Heart Month.  Dr. Ebanks discusses the myths and facts of heart disease and how heart disease can be reversed and prevented.   Read the rest of this entry »

Healthy… and wise | from Hartford Magazine

Posted on 1. Feb, 2010 by import in Blog, Media, News Articles

When it comes to health issues, most women – especially mothers – tend to pay attention to everybody’s symptoms but their on. Unfortunately, down-playing their own illnesses or putting off “routine” tests can sometimes have serious, even life-threatening consequences…

>>>Read the full article from Hartford Magazine

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