HEART HEALTH NEWS
Heart disease is the leading killer for men and women in the United States. Assitance and care will typically fall onto family members and spouses — most of whom are women. Studies show that more than 50% of women in America will care for a family member at some point during their adult lives. Palliative care teams also explore the ways to cope with that stress, working on long-term coping strategies that deal with the hard emotions in life.
A recent study explored the role of life purpose in your heart health. Researchers from the University of Michigan found that having a purpose in life may decrease your risk of dying early. It’s also a modifiable risk factor that improves both physical and mental health.
Telemedicine is bridging gaps in health care coverage, offering a virtual solution for patients to communicate with their doctor when distances, location, or access present physical barriers.
The nine factors identified in healthy living seem simple to follow on the surface. “Healthy living is a lifestyle. It’s not just exercise and nutrition; it is also support.”
Join Drs. Rafael Papaleo and Krzysztof Drzymalski on Tuesday, July 16th for a free community seminar on Coronary Artery Disease presented by St. Peter’s Health Partners and Capital Cardiology Associates at the Hilton Garden Inn, Troy.
The American Association of Colleges of Nursing has projected “a shortage of Registered Nurses (RNs) that is expected to intensify as Baby Boomers age and the need for health care grows.”