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Medical Service

In medical service to our country, “we don’t just serve stateside and care for our healthy service men and women here. We are asked to do things that civilian doctors and providers are not — that goes for all of healthcare professionals in the military,” said Dr. Kevin M. Woods, Lt. Col US Army.

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Know Your Numbers

Most Americans don’t know what bad blood pressure numbers are according to a new study from the American Heart Association. “I can understand why people don’t have a great grasp on their blood pressure numbers,” says Dr. Jeffrey Uzzilia. “There has been a lot of confusion over the new blood pressure guidelines.”

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Stress and Heart Disease

A new study connects the impact of stress from high-strain jobs in the development of atrial fibrillation. “We find that heart disease is much more prevalent in service oriented jobs where you have to go from 0 to 100 miles per hour, like fire fighters and police officers. That risk occurs not only when they are on the job but also after they retire,” said Dr. Jeffrey Uzzilia of Capital Cardiology Associates.

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Enhanced Cardiac Access Suite at Capital Cardiology

During a cardiac event, every second counts. “One of the first things we learn in cardiology is that time is muscle,” said Dr. Jeffrey Uzzilia from Capital Cardiology Associates. The Enhanced Cardiac Access suite is one of the best things we have ever done We wanted to provide better access for immediate care.”

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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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