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Heart Disease – What you need to know

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What Is Heart Disease? Most simply say heart disease when referring to coronary heart disease. Heart disease is when the arteries that supply the blood to the heart become narrowed and hardened because of plaque buildup on the inner walls of the artery. As plaque, an accumulation of fat, cholesterol and other substances build up… Read More »


Why should I care about heart disease?

Tips for reducing heart disease

A lot of people look at heart disease as something that happens to other people, not to them. Thinking they “feel fine” so they have nothing worry about. Many women think that being female protects them from heart disease. Men may think they are not old enough to have a serious heart condition. They may… Read More »


Heart Healthy Kitchen

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  We talk about heart healthy foods a lot, because what you eat is important for your health. We want to help you follow a healthy diet and keep temptation away. If your kitchen is heart healthy friendly it will save you time and worry when preparing healthy meals. Below are some guidelines for stocking… Read More »


Healthy Holiday Recipes

It is that time of year again and instead of serving the artery clogging standards, why not try something new? Share healthier options with your family and friends as you gather over the next few months. The Mayo Clinic offers up great ideas for healthy holiday dishes. Multiple choices of soups, salads, turkey, side dishes,… Read More »


Make Every Move Count!

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Physical activity is one of the best things you can do for your heart. Regular exercise, healthy diet and lifestyle may help protection you against coronary artery disease and vascular disease research has found. Sedentary Lifestyle A sedentary lifestyle comes with a whole host of health risks. Not only are you burning fewer calories, but… Read More »


50 Fun and Interesting facts about the heart.

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We usually share ways to keep you heart healthy. We thought you may enjoy some fun facts about the heart. Heart disease is the number 1 cause of death in the United States. The average heart is the size of a fist in an adult. Your heart can weigh between 7 and 15 ounces. A… Read More »


Heart Chamber Conditions and Disorders

What conditions and disorders are related to the heart chambers A couple of weeks ago we did an article about how your heart works and one of the important parts of your heart’s structure is the 4 chambers. This week we will talk about what types of heart problems are related to your heart chambers…. Read More »


Your Heart: How it Works

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  The Anatomy of Your Heart Your heart is the part of the body’s circulatory system that keeps oxygenated blood circulating throughout your body. Your heart is located in the center of your chest under your breastbone. It tilts left and is protected by your ribcage. Your heart’s main job is to move blood throughout… Read More »


What is Cardiac Catheterization?

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  And why is my doctor recommending it? Cardiac catheterization often referred to as heart catheterization is the insertion of a catheter into a chamber or vessel of the heart. This procedure is done for both diagnostic and interventional purposes. This is a common procedure that is minimally invasive and helps your cardiologist determine and… Read More »


Is heat and humidity hard on the heart?

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  Does heat effect heart rate? Simple answer is that yes, it can. But simple answers do not tell the whole story. We talk a lot about the importance of staying physically active for your heart health, but precautions are necessary when exercising in humid weather. Heat and Humidity can Affect Everyone As the temperature… Read More »


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