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The Mediterranean Diet Plan

The Mediterranean diet is exclusively recommend by cardiologists, The American Heart Association, and Mayo Clinic to decrease your risk of cardiovascular disease while promoting weight loss.

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Do Smoking And Soda Bans Work?

“There is an interest in your government, believe it or not, in having you live a healthy lifestyle,” declares Dr. Robert Benton. “The costs of health care are huge in this country. We could save so much if people ate a healthy diet and exercised. Why not let people know that? Why not remind people of that? Not to the point of being onerous but allowing you to make your own decisions, giving you the information to be confident with your lifestyle choices.

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How A Heart Attack Could Save Your Life

Kevin Smith’s heart attack in February was, “the best thing that ever happened to me.” The actor credits the widow maker he survived as the life changer he needed to address his diet, exercise, and lifestyle choices.

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National Men’s Health Month

During Men’s Health Month one statistic we would like to see changed is this: men are 24 percent less likely than women to have visited a doctor within the past year. Men as young as twenty, you should be thinking, ‘What can I change now to start preventing future problems?’

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Traveling with Heart Disease

Memorial Day signals the beginning of summer vacation season. Whether you are traveling or expecting visitors, vacationing isn’t off limits to heart disease patients. In fact, with a little planning your trip can less stressful, relaxing, and fun!

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Understanding Stroke

80% of strokes can be prevented. “Strokes are as preventable as a heart attack and they are actually quite similar,” states Mary Ellen King, Nurse Practitioner at Capital Cardiology Associates. Many people with AFib are unaware of the five-times greater risk of stroke as a result of having AFib.

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National Women’s Health Week

“There is sometimes a bias against working up women, they tend to get under treated because they also tend to minimize their symptoms.” After all, only 1 in 5 women view heart disease as their greatest health threat,

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National Stroke Awareness Month

“The real goal is to get patients who are having an active stroke into the emergency room within three hours of the onset of the symptoms of that stroke.”

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