Thousands of men grew facial hair for in the month of November to draw attention to men’s health issues. The rush to sprout moustaches and beards was in response to the Charity Movember, who designated last month Men’s Health Month. On the first day of December, many men shaved their facial adornments. Those that were persuaded to keep their bristles, may have to consider a more dramatic look in a few weeks’ time and color their moustaches red.
February 7th has been designated Go Red for Women Day, and if you think the sponsors are restricting the use of the color red to women’s clothes, think again. The organizers are suggesting that everything from the food we eat to the buildings we work in should be colored red for the day. Men who supported their own health issues in November may be accused of being heartless if they fail to support a day devoted to women’s heart disease.
A new online quiz that asks simple questions about your lifestyle can reveal your 20 year risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD). The new heart age calculator was developed by Harvard Medical School and has recently been published by the American Heart Association.
The quiz asks you a few basic details about your age, height, weight and then asks a series of questions about your smoking, drinking, eating and exercise habits. The free test takes about 8 minutes and there are six sections. You can then hit the calculate button and obtain your assessed risk which is presented in an easy to understand chart, from low risk green through moderate risk yellow to high risk red, together with clear advice on how you can lower your risk accompanied by explanations of why the advice they give is important.
Ann Arbor, Michigan - The American state of Michigan is providing support to launch a new approach to diagnosing people at risk of developing heart disease. The Michigan Economic Development Corporation will be showcasing the novel technology at one of the world’s largest health care expos in Dusseldorf, Germany between November 12 and 15, 2014. The technology has been developed by Everist Health of Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Representatives from the state of Michigan and Everist Health will be demonstrating the technology at the Michigan State Exhibition which is booth number 16E10-1.
Everist Health, formerly Everist Genomics, is starting to hit its stride in sales of its cardiac-testing technology.
The Ann Arbor-based firm makes AngioDefender, which helps doctors measure the risk of stroke and cardiovascular disease. To put it simply, AngioDefender gives people medical information about their heart in an easy-to-understand way without the technical jargon. It will tell the user how old the heart is compared to its actual age. Check out a video on it here:
Not so long ago, Michigan-based Everist Health was working with suppliers from all over the United States--manufacturers in California and India, web designers and public relations companies based in New York, and attorneys in California. Today, virtually all of the medical device company's partners are within a short drive of Everist Health's Ann Arbor headquarters.
A group of cardiac rehabilitation centers with clinics throughout India is offering non-invasive heart checkups and treatments. The chain, which was founded by Dr. Madhav Sane, adopts a mixture of traditional treatments and state of the art technology. One such device is the Angiodefender system by Everist Health, a new, non-invasive heart disease risk assessment device.