HEART HEALTH NEWS

Heart news, health trends, patient education, healthy lifestyle tips, and practice announcements from the physicians and staff of Capital Cardiology Associates

World No Tobacco Day 2019

In New York, tobacco use is responsible for more than 28,000 deaths every year — that’s more than alcohol, auto accidents, and shootings. “We know that 80% of smokers will see a health care provider every year, that’s a perfect opportunity for counseling on the risks of smoking, but also for treatment.”

Cardio-Oncology

Cardio-oncology is a new field in cardiology. Cardiovascular disease and cancer are the 2 main causes of death in the United States. Cardio-oncology describes the efforts to prevent or treat patients with cancer who face heart problems caused by cancer treatments.

National Drug Take Back Day

National Take-Back Day is Saturday, April 27th is a safe, convenient, and responsible way to dispose of unused or expired prescription drugs. The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) hosts “take-back” days twice a year to safely collected unwanted or expired medications.

World Health Day

Heart disease is the number one killer of men and women in America. It is also responsible for one-third of all global. “It’s both an issue of infectious disease as well as the economic shift which has lead to a greater risk for heart disease in all parts of the world,” notes Dr. Brion Winston.

Fish Oil Controversy

Fish oil has been successfully promoted to protect against heart disease, some even claim it decreases the risk of cancer. “Fish oil can be a controversial topic in cardiology, partly because there is conflicting data,” states Dr. Connor Healey. “This leaves cardiologists a bit uncertain as to what to recommend.”

Diabetes and Heart Disease

America’s rising obesity rates along with our aging population have elevated the concern that diabetes is more than a major risk factor for heart disease; the relationship on heart failure and diabetes is deadly.

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