More To Explore ()
Sep. 11, 2012
Forensic pathology is a fascinating field. Take a look at frequently asked questions about forensic pathology to learn more.
Sep. 7, 2012
Fallen stars are tragic, but what their toxicology reports say are shocking. Here are 10 fallen stars and their toxicology reports.
Sep. 7, 2012
Find out the final autopsy details behind some of the worlds biggest name celebrities with 10 celebrity deaths and their final details.
Sep. 7, 2012
Forensic medicine covers a range of fields and professions, from coroners to forensic pathologists and medical examiners. Get insider tips and information on being in forensic medicine.
Aug. 7, 2012
Sure, you may watch a lot of TV crime dramas, but that doesn't mean you're ready to put on the gloves and perform an autopsy yourself. Take Dr. G's quiz to see how much you know about forensics.
Mar. 23, 2012
Learn about the contributing health factors in the death of Whitney Houston. Take a look at her career and what led to her eventual passing.
Feb. 22, 2012
There are innumerable freaky ways to meet your mortality, but what is the actual likelihood that you'll be struck by a meteorite or injured in an amusement park?
Feb. 2, 2012
What are the odds of being struck by lightning? How many people die in car accidents every year? Find out the odds of some common and some unusual death scenarios.
Jan. 17, 2012
Even if you don’t work in landmine testing or international espionage, your workplace can be dangerous. How safe is your office?
Jan. 17, 2012
Some may say that home is where the heart is. But is it actually a potential death trap? Take our quiz to find out, and put your knowledge to the test.
- Have a sense of humor! A good laugh can send up to 20 percent more blood pumping through the body.
- Due to work-related stress, you’re most likely to have a heart attack on a Monday than any other day of the week! Try stress-relieving activities (like yoga or mediation) on this day.
- Men and women have different heart attack symptoms, and it’s actually more difficult for women to tell when they are having an attack. Women who feel faint or short of breath should call 911.
- Don't light up. Quit smoking, and you’ll cut your risk of coronary heart disease by 50 percent in just one year.
- Steer clear of smokers. Approximately 38,000 people die each year from heart and blood vessel diseases caused by secondhand smoke.
- Don't have time to fit in a full 30-minute workout? Try to fit in three, 10-minute sessions instead. Both provide the same benefits for your heart.
- Eat a diet low in these three nutrients: fat, cholesterol, and salt. They contribute to high cholesterol and blood pressure.
- Heart disease is the single biggest killer of both men and women. The best prevention tool is a healthy lifestyle and an annual doctor's appointment.
- Lack of sleep can lead to irregular heart function. Aim to get seven to nine hours!
- Get up from your desk. People who sit hunched over their computer for most of the day are 54 percent more likely to die of heart attacks.
- A broken heart can literally increase one’s risk for heart attack. Heal after a break-up by taking time to grieve and then surrounding yourself with positive friends.
- Wash dinner down with wine – but just one glass! Scientists have found that moderate amounts of red and white wines can be helpful in preventing heart disease.
- Big hearts really do exist. But they're not a sign of greater affection -- they indicate an increased risk for heart disease.
- Say "yes, please" to potassium. Loading up potatoes, tomatoes, bananas, and other potassium-rich foods can lower blood pressure by 10 points, according to a recent study.
- Get full off fiber. This heart-healthy nutrient can reduce blood cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease. Aim for 25 grams per day.
- When going out to eat, be wary these words: fried, au gratin, crispy, scalloped, pan-fried, sautéed, buttered, or creamed. They usually mean this dish is packed with heart-harming saturated fats.
- Be berry merry. Ladies who ate three or more bowlfuls of berries (specifically blueberries and strawberries) per week cut their of heart attack by approximately 30 percent.
- Eat chocolate. Indulging regularly could reduce your risk for heart attack by roughly 37 percent. Just keep the chocolate dark (more antioxidants) and the portion small (one ounce).
- Say Namaste. Yoga can help reduce irregular heartbeats.
- Eating well and exercising regularly has a greater impact on your risk for heart disease than your family history.
Image Credits DCI
Copyright © 2013 Discovery Communications, LLC. The World’s #1 Nonfiction Media Company.