HEART HEALTH NEWS
“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,
May is National Stroke Awareness Month. A stroke is an emergency – it can happen to anyone, at any time, and at any age. The good news is, 80% of strokes can be prevented. Save a life by having a better understanding of stroke and by knowing what signs and symptoms to look for.
Move more during the month of April with a goal of at least 20 minutes of daily activity or exercise. If you have a history of heart disease in your family you can reduce your risk to the level of someone with no family history of the disease by increasing your fitness.
“We see patients every day who are smokers who do have adverse outcomes. Problems like: heart attack, or stents, or by pass surgery. Studies that date back to the 1940’s show that smoking as little as one cigarette a day impacts your cardiovascular health.”
Lace up your sneakers and join Drs. Benton and Morris on the second Saturday of the month for “Walk With A Doc” from 8-10AM. The one-hour walk is rain or shine. It’s fun, it’s free and open to everyone!
Starting in April 2018, Medicare will mail new Medicare cards to all people with Medicare, to help protect you from identity fraud. Learn more about these changes from Capital Cardiology Associates.