Frequently Asked Questions
- What is Heart Disease?
About 25% of all Americans have one or more types of cardiovascular disease. The major types of heart disease are atherosclerosis, coronary, rheumatic, congenital, myocarditis, angina and arrhythmia.
- What is Atherosclerosis?
Atherosclerosis literally means "hardening of the arteries". It is a build up of cholesterol and other fat substances within the walls of the arteries. Atherosclerosis is a progressive disease and can
- What is Cancer?
The term cancer covers more than a hundred diseases that share one trait: In all of the diseases, cells grow out of control and destroy healthy tissues.
- What is Diabetes?
diabetes is a disease that affects the body's ability to produce or respond to insulin, a hormone that allows blood glucose (blood sugar) to enter the cells of the body and be used for
- What is a Stroke?
A stroke, also called a cerebrovascular accident, cerebrovascular disease or CVA, is damage to the brain due either to blockage in blood flow or to loss of blood from blood vessels in the brain.
- What is Alzheimers Disease?
Alzheimer's disease is a progressive, degenerative disorder that affects the brain. It damages the brain cells responsible for intellectual functioning in the brain, including memory, and
- What is Osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis is a condition characterized by weak and brittle bones. Osteoporosis is a term to discribe porous bones. Sometimes the bones can become so brittle that activities like
- What is Arthritis?
Although the term literally means joint inflammation, arthritis really refers to a group of more than 100 rheumatic diseases and conditions that can cause pain, stiffness and swelling in the joints.
- What is Blood Pressure?
Blood pressure is the force created by the heart as it pushes blood into the arteries and the circulatory system. When the heart pumps, it causes blood to flow through the arteries and
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