Heart Disease

Is your dentist finding more than just cavities?

August 20, 2015

A quick glance in the mouth and your dentist can spot a plethora of bad habits, like opening bobby pins with your teeth or chewing ice. But did you know they can also see more serious health issues that may be lurking elsewhere in the body?

The doctor will see you now: Why men should take an active role in health care

August 13, 2015

Gender stereotypes about men and the idea of masculinity can range from stubbornness to the ever-popular tough-guy attitude. Any one of these mindsets could be used to explain why men often don’t go to the doctor to address worrisome symptoms as frequently as women do.

Eating to your heart’s content: How the Mediterranean Diet can improve your heart health

April 8, 2015

The Mediterranean Diet is gaining traction for the plethora of health benefits it provides, including heart-health. Studies have shown that adhering the Mediterranean habits reduces the risk of cardiovascular events and strokes.

Women vs. men: Heart attack symptoms

February 12, 2015

When it comes to identifying heart attack symptoms in women and men, often times they are very different. Many women fail to recognize the warning signs because women’s symptoms are often elusive and can go unidentified.

Taking an aspirin a day to keep the doctor away? Think again

February 6, 2015

Recent studies suggest that taking aspirin daily might cause more harm than good in some patients. While aspirin can have significant beneficial effects, it’s important to consult with your physician before beginning (or ending) any regular medication. There are other ways you can manage your heart health, without taking aspirin regularly.

Changing the Standard of Care: Studies show importance of cholesterol screening in children

August 8, 2014

For most parents, a cholesterol screening is not likely to be on the list of tests needed during their child's annual well check. But research is showing that conducting this simple test on children can identify silent risk factors for heart disease and help prevent the early onset of the world's number one killer.

5 lifestyle changes to prevent heart disease

February 11, 2014

Broken heart got you down? This February, participate in American Heart Month by making small lifestyle changes that could directly affect your risk of heart disease.