Posts Tagged: heart

Congestive heart failure: Stop it before it stops you!

Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a chronic progressive condition that affects the pumping power of your heart muscle. While often referred to as heart failure, CHF specifically refers to the stage in which fluid builds up within the lungs and body due to the weakened heart muscle. As blood flow out of the heart slows,…
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Seven great benefits to cold-weather workouts  

When the thermostat descends and the days grow shorter and darker, it’s tempting to want to peek back under the covers and hibernate. But maintaining an exercise routine throughout the winter offers tangible health benefits. You burn more calories. As the body works harder to regulate its core temperature among the elements, you’ll burn a…
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How can I manage my heartburn?

It is called heartburn for a reason — the pain can be so intense it is confused with a heart attack or other heart conditions. For those who suffer from heartburn or acid reflux, it can be draining because of its intensity. Heartburn can affect our quality of life, limit productivity and, because it can…
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Love Your Heart Today

“A way to a person’s heart is through his/her stomach” is a phrase that has more than one meaning! According to the National Lipid Association, lifestyle behaviors such as healthy eating and physical activity are vital components in managing increased blood fat levels, known as dyslipidemia. Developing healthy eating habits can protect your heart and…
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What is an EKG?

Often when a patient is referred to a cardiologist, an electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG) is also required. But don’t worry, this test is not hard to do and it won’t hurt. So what is an EKG exactly? An EKG is a painless test that is used to record the heart’s electrical activity to look for…
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