HEART HEALTH NEWS
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.”
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 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 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.
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.