Heart Disease Statistics, Heart Disease Facts According to the American Heart Association, heart disease, which includes coronary heart disease, hypertension, and stroke, kills more Americans every year than any other medical condition. In fact, coronary heart disease is responsible for 1 in 4 U.S. deaths annually, and more than 610,000 lives. What is heart disease?
Every 40 seconds a heart attack occurs. Every year, 790,000 Americans suffer a heart attack. One in five of these will be silent. The damage is done, and the individual will not even know that a heart attack occurred. What is a heart attack? A heart attack (also known as a myocardial infarction) occurs when
Congestive Heart Failure Affects Many Weighing scarcely 11 ounces, the extraordinary human heart, many of us take for granted, pumps roughly 2000 gallons of blood through some 60,000 miles of blood vessels in us every day. Sadly, 5.7 million people in the United States currently suffer with heart failure,and 1 in 5 will develop some
According to the Centers For Disease Control, nearly 300,000 babies, worldwide are born each year, with neural tube defects.  These birth defects, resulting in lifelong disability, (or death) occur early in pregnancy when the brain and spine are forming and do not properly close. In the U.S. alone, 3000 babies are affected by NTD’s
While the human scalp contains about 100,000 hairs in total, individuals lose up to 100 hairs per day, naturally. Healthy hairs, made up of the tough protein, “keratin” generally last from 2 to 7 years before falling out and being replaced. Hair loss becomes noticeable however, when the scalp sheds too many individual strands and