Heart Health and Diet

Posted On : May 9, 2018   In ,

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in America. About 92 million people in the United States have some form of heart/cardiovascular disease — that’s about 29 percent of the population. Many of these deaths and risk factors are preventable, and food choices have a big impact on your heart’s health, even if you have other risk factors. Only a few risk factors, such as age, gender and family history, cannot be controlled. You can prevent and control many risk factors of heart disease, such as high blood cholesterol and high blood pressure with lifestyle changes and medications. Lifestyle

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Kicking Off February In Waves of Red

Posted On : January 30, 2018   In

What comes to mind when you think about the color red? A juicy apple? Jolly old St. Nicholas? Or perhaps the glow of a stoplight? For many in the month of February, red stands for power, knowledge and prevention. The power to have control over healthy choices, the knowledge of your family’s health history and the steps for prevention of heart disease. On the first Friday each February, men and women across the nation grab their red hats, shoes, sweatshirts and more to celebrate National Wear Red Day.  Throughout the month, cities host events such as the Go For Red

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5 Myths About Heart Disease

Posted On : February 27, 2017   In ,

Many people are unaware that the term heart disease includes more than just one disease. In fact, there are over 30 different variations of heart disease. There are many other misunderstandings when it comes to the number one killer in both men and women today. Hopefully this will clear up a few. Myth #1 – I’m too young to worry about heart disease. Yes, the majority of people diagnosed with heart disease are older. However, obesity and Type 2 Diabetes are linked to heart disease and can affect anyone at any age. But don’t forget the number one cause of

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No More Broken Hearts Campaign – Heart Attack 101

Posted On : February 16, 2017   In ,

Approximately every 40 seconds, someone has a heart attack in the United States. If you do the math, that’s almost 800,000 Americans. Luckily, the survival rate from a heart attack is quite high. Current statistics show that only one in four Americans die from a heart attack. No one wants to experience a heart attack. Everyone should know what a heart attack is, the warning signs and tips for prevention. Let’s get started. First the basics. Everyone remembers taking anatomy in high school, right? Just in case you may need a refresher, here is how the heart works. The main

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Let’s get to the Heart of the matter… there are many types of Heart Disease.

Posted On : February 9, 2017   In , ,

The term heart disease is actually an umbrella name for numerous conditions that affect the heart and how the heart functions. In fact, there are over 30 different kinds of heart related diseases and conditions. Here are just a few of the most common. Coronary Artery Disease is the leading cause of heart disease related deaths. This serious disease is caused by plaque build up within the coronary arteries. The coronary arteries supply oxygen-rich blood to your heart muscle.  When plaque builds up, it limits the flow of blood. Severe artery blockage can lead to death if not treated. Myocardial

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The Dos and Don’ts of Quitting Smoking

Posted On : October 24, 2016   In , ,

You decided to quit smoking. This is amazing news! You are making the best choice for your health. Smoking damages the body in so many ways. There is a number of cancers, liver disease, gum disease; the list goes on and on. We are glad you’re making this very big decision. It is a very big decision. It’s not an easy road to recovery. Nicotine dependence is a real drug addiction. We understand how hard it is.  We want to support you on this journey to a healthier you. Here are some dos and don’ts when it comes to kicking

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No More Broken Heart… Syndrome?

Posted On : February 25, 2016   In ,

Yes, we said, “Broken Heart Syndrome”. It’s the real deal. As Valentines Day has come and gone, we are reminded that most of us have had or will have our heart broken at least once in our lifetime. While this is not an enjoyable experience, unfortunately, it is a part of life. The good news is hearts can heal with time. However, when people struggle to heal they can develop something more than a figurative broken heart. They can develop an actual disease called Takotsubo cardiomyopathy or stress-induced cardiomyopathy.  This disease is usually triggered by emotional stress such as the

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