Category Archive: Cardiac Health

Feb
25

Research Shows Exercise Keeps Your Heart Young!

New Research It is a well established fact in the medical literature that the benefits of regular exercise and physical activity are numerous, from reducing blood pressure to lowering the risk of falls. However, a study recently conducted in the Human Performance Lab at Ball State University and published in The Journal of Applied Physiology …

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Sep
29

Managing cholesterol with education, medication, diet, and exercise

PREVENTIVE MEDICINE LECTURE “TAKING THE DIE OUT OF DIET” Guest Speaker: Kim Williams, MD Chief of Cardiology, Rush University Medical Center Thursday, October 5, 2017 5:30 pm Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine 525 Pine Street Scranton, PA For more information: 570-504-9685 tcmc.edu/PreventiveMed According to the American Board of Medical Specialties, “preventative medicine focuses on the …

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Oct
19

Young at Heart? Calculate Your Heart Age

Not So Young at Heart! A recent study by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) found that while many Americans believe that they are “young at heart”, it turns out that many have hearts older than their actual age. For example, the study found that the average American male heart is eight years older and …

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Mar
07

The Truth About Managing Cholesterol: Part 3 of 3

This is the third of three parts on managing cholesterol. Part I defined the problem and Part II defined the solution. Today’s column will discuss how stress can affect cholesterol and the importance of making a commitment to a healthy lifestyle that includes daily exercise.

Feb
28

The Truth About Managing Cholesterol: Part 2 of 3

This is the second of three parts on managing cholesterol. I am happy to say that my “research assistant” for this column was David FitzPatrick, MD, and we gathered our data at State Street Grill in Clarks Summit, PA while dining in good health…

Feb
22

Blood Clots: Prevention through Exercise. Part 2

Guest Columnist: Janet Caputo, PT, OCS The ability of the blood to clot to close and heal a wound is something most of us take for granted. However, when this system is not working properly, serious health problems can occur. Fortunately, it is treatable and preventable in most cases. There is good news for those …

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Feb
18

Blood Clots: Insidious, Dangerous, but Preventable with Exercise. Part 1 of 3

The ability of the blood to clot to close and heal a wound is something most of us take for granted. However, when this system is not working properly, serious health problems occur. Fortunately, it is treatable and preventable in most cases. This week will be dedicated to the definition and cause of blood clots.

Aug
10

Wellness Includes Good Dental Health: ADA 150-Year Anniversary

While this column might normally discuss the role of diet and exercise for wellness and the prevention of cardiovascular disease, today it will demonstrate how dental health has a direct relationship to cardiovascular health. Your dentist may be one of the most important health care providers maintaining the health of your heart.

Jun
08

Manage Stress and Prevent Heart Disease – Part II of II

A bad marriage, an unhealthy relationship, a cruel boss, and a troubled economy are all potential causes of stress because they can produce feelings of anger and depression. There are physical, mental, emotional, and behavioral signs associated with stress.

Jun
08

Can Stress Kill You? Part I of II

Medical researchers are not sure how stress increases the risk of heart disease but more and more evidence suggests a relationship between the two.