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Heart Disease and Exercise – Taking it Easy

Heart Disease and Exercise – Taking it Easy

It is common knowledge that a healthy diet and exercise help to stave off heart problems. However, after being diagnosed with heart disease, it’s important to take things slow. Too much exercise can actually have adverse health effects and it is important to be aware of the type and intensity of fitness that is right for your body.  The Heart and Stroke Foundation offers a comprehensive outline of this important topic. The resources provided can help address the uncertainty associated with a diagnosis. The best place to start is through a cardiac rehabilitation...
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Heart Disease & Hypertension: Life After Your Disability Settlement

Heart Disease & Hypertension: Life After Your Disability Settlement

The process of fighting for a long term disability settlement can be long and emotionally draining. At Share Lawyers, we always do our best to mitigate the stress and confusion of our clients. We discuss how the process will work and keep you informed about your case every step of the way. However, feeling some anxiousness until the claim is resolved is still very normal. Often this anxiety means clients don’t think about what their life will be like once their long-term disability claim has been settled.  Receiving long-term disability for heart disease or...
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Documentary “The Widowmaker” Looks At Heart Disease Treatments

Documentary “The Widowmaker” Looks At Heart Disease Treatments

  The Widowmaker is a documentary film about the tensions between preventionist and interventionist medicine for heart disease. Almost every minute of every day someone dies from a heart attack. Many of these people are relatively healthy, have no history of heart disease, and can even have received a clean bill of health. The Widowmaker looks into how heart scans could be the key to saving lives, and how this technology has been maligned. Narrated by Gillian Anderson, the film examines how greed, egos, and wrong decisions have lead to millions of Americans...
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Lifestyle Changes After Heart Disease

Lifestyle Changes After Heart Disease

Heart disease affects people in all walks of life, with men at higher risk at age 45 and up, and women 55 and up. There can often be very few signs that someone has heart disease and people can seem outwardly healthy until they have a major heart attack. Recent advancements in medical science have made it possible to get procedures and take medications to help prevent further attacks; however, for those with heart disease it’s not just medications that ensure a long and healthy life. Take Bronwyn, for example. She was just 57 years old she suffered a major heart attack....
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Lifestyle Support For Those With Cystic Fibrosis

Lifestyle Support For Those With Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is a chronic condition that has no cure. For many suffering from CF there are many physical and emotional challenges presented by the condition that can leave many feeling isolated, depressed, or restricted for by their illness. People with CF are living longer and more fulfilling lives than ever before and Share Lawyers has compiled a list of lifestyle support for those with CF. Physical Health Diet and Exercise A fundamental part of slowing the progression of a chronic condition like Cystic Fibrosis is a healthy lifestyle. Nutrition is a key to...
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Warning Signs and Symptoms of Eating Disorders

Warning Signs and Symptoms of Eating Disorders

Warning Signs and Symptoms of Eating Disorders Eating disorders are a very serious and sometimes fatal illness. According to a 2002 survey, 1.5% of Canadian women aged 15–24 years have had an eating disorder. The chance of recovery is increased the earlier an eating disorder is detected so it’s essential to get the help you need, or help your loved one get the help they need to back on the track to wellness. Sometimes eating disorders are perceived as lifestyle choices rather than serious mental illness, it’s important to dispel yourself of this belief as it can lead to...