UChicago Medicine heart experts say there are simple changes people can make to improve their heart health. The key is to stick to them until they become habits.
In celebration of Heart Month, we will be featuring regular insights from UChicago Medicine’s heart and vascular experts on how to be better caretakers of our hearts. And with good reason – heart disease is the number one killer of men and women, surpassing both cancer and stroke. Here are three steps you can take to be more mindful of your heart health.
Since the war began in 2011, half of Syria's pre-war population of 22 million people has been displaced or killed. Most of those who escaped now live in camps in Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey or Greece. More than 650,000 Syrian refugees fled to Jordan. About eight percent of those people, the ones with the greatest needs and the fewest resources, now live in refugee camps. Amnesty International has described their access to medical care as "grossly inadequate." This sudden overwhelming influx, and the long wait for a solution, has taxed the country's health care resources.