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May 13 - National Stroke Awareness Month
Air Date: 05/13/2018
Today’s Guests: Drs. Robert Benton and Mary Ellen King, Nurse Practitioner
Show Topics: May is National Stroke Awareness Month. A stroke is an emergency – it can happen to anyone, at any time, and at any age.
A new study busts the myth of the existence of “good” fat that protects against heart disease. In fact, the study looked at the effects of losing weight in the hips, buttocks, and thighs on cardiovascular health, and it found nothing but benefits.
A new study on optimism and heart health adds a little more evidence worth considering. The results point to the benefits of seeing the glass half full, showing a strong correlation between increased levels of optimism and better cardiovascular health.
May 20th - Summer Vacation and Heart Patients
Air Date: 5/20/2018
Today’s Guest: Mary Ellen King, NP, Capital Cardiology Associates
Show Topics: Memorial Day is next week, signaling the unofficial start of Summer 2018 and vacation season. How should heart patients prepare for summer vacations?
American Heart Association Heart Walk is next Sunday (June 3) at UAlbany. Sign up to join us here.
Belly fat is bad for your heart, researchers say. Adults with normal body mass index (BMI) and extra belly fat (termed “central obesity”) had a 79 percent higher risk of major cardiovascular events, compared to people who were mildly overweight but with normal fat distribution.
The new Medicare cards will start arriving in New York State next month (June).
What heart patients need to know about flying and driving.
Do you need to discuss your travel plans with your doctor?