Heart Health

Dina Piersawl’s life changed during the 2003 holiday season. The former athlete, who ate healthy and worked as a personal trainer, was diagnosed with heart disease. She didn't see it coming.

Because February is American Heart Month, it's only right that we highlight ways to keep your heart healthy.

Men in general aren’t exactly well known for always taking great care of themselves. But, when you think about it, every man owes it to…

Fat…you’re told they’re bad, then you’re told they’re good. So, which is it? Both. “Your body needs fat in order to function,” says Barbara Roberts,…

According to the American Pregnancy Association, the amount of weight you should gain during pregnancy depends on your weight and BMI (body mass index) before…

Our sister station took a day this week to visit some of the key players in the “Community of Compassion” project steered by our very own Miss Community Clovia. The KISS FM crew visit the local River Front Hair Center for a day of free health screenings, medical education and heart health seminars that were […]

As more and more members of the local community start to take care of themselves, our goal and mission continues to serving you all in the best way possible. This week, Miss Community Clovia’s “Community of Compassion” project turned it’s voice and influence to local hair salons where testings and free screenings took place in […]

VIA: WEBMD.COM COPD presents 13 million Americans with new challenges and opportunities for better health.   Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Quiz the average person on the street, and how many could tell you what it is? Would you know that it’s the 4th leading cause of death in the United States? Not likely. But that […]

VIA:  WebMd.Com By Stephanie Watson WebMD The Magazine Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD How Does The Human Heart Function? Every day, your heart beats about 100,000 times, sending 2,000 gallons of blood surging through your body. Although it’s no bigger than your fist, your heart has the mighty job of keeping blood flowing through the […]

VIA:  Health.Com & The American Heart Association 1.  Get Active Finding time in our overscheduled lives for exercise is a challenge for all busy Americans. Especially for those who are parents or are working full-time or both. But the benefits far outweigh the sacrifices it takes to carve out that time. And anyone who has […]

VIA:  Health.Com Provided by:  Healthwise You don’t have to be an athlete to be fit. Athletes reach a very high level of fitness. And people who take brisk half-hour walks every day reach a good level of fitness. Even people who can’t do that much can work toward some level of fitness that helps them […]

VIA:  Health.Com By:  Denise Mann The study conducted by Sabina Sieri, PhD, of the Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori, a national institute for cancer research in Milan, Italy, has found that carbohydrates with a high glycemic index tend to be the carbs that effect the heart.  This is not say that a diet high […]