The Importance of Routine Heart Check-ups

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In the United States, one person passes away every 37 seconds from heart disease. Annually, we lose about 647,000 people (1 in 4 deaths) to cardiovascular complications due to this disease. Unfortunately, heart disease remains the number 1 killer of men and women globally. One solution to cardiovascular disease is preventative cardiology. Generations before us  … Read more

Benefits of Telemedicine

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Telemedicine has been around for years but hasn’t been widely used until recently. The explosion of new technology in the healthcare field combined with recent global events has proven telemedicine to be an effective alternative to in-house patient visits. If you’re wondering what telemedicine is, it can be described simply as a virtual office visit with  … Read more

Donating Blood During the Coronavirus Pandemic

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In light of recent events regarding the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, many community blood banks are closing their doors, making donations scarce. On March 17th, the American Red Cross revealed that the country is facing a severe blood shortage. At that time, over 2,500 blood drives had been cancelled, resulting in 86,000 fewer donations. With many  … Read more

Caffeine and Cardiovascular Health: What You Need to Know

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The month of March is full of fun holidays and silly national days like St. Patrick’s Day, National Oreo Cookie Day and National Napping Day. But one important holiday that is often overlooked actually spans the whole month of March—Caffeine Awareness. According to the FDA, 80% of adults in the United States consume some form  … Read more

February Is National Heart Health Month

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February is often viewed as the season of love, not only because of Valentine’s Day, but also because it is National Heart Health Month. We urge everyone to wear red and show their support throughout the month of February. From coast to coast we can come together with a common goal of abolishing heart disease  … Read more

Nuclear Stress Tests

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A nuclear stress test is a test that uses radioactive dye and an imaging machine to show how well blood is flowing to and from the heart muscle. The test creates a series of images showing the flow of blood to the heart both at rest and during activity, and these images can show areas  … Read more

What It Means to Provide Patient-Centered Care

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Patient-centered care is a collaborative effort between the patient, physician and family involved. It can be defined as healthcare professionals practicing and caring for their patients in a way that is meaningful, compassionate and advising. Many practitioners understand that their patients may feel anxiety or fear when entering a hospital or a doctor’s office. At  … Read more

June is Men’s (Heart) Health Month

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Heart disease is a serious issue in the United States. In fact, heart disease is the number one leading cause of death in males in the US. Since June is Men’s health month, we would like to inform you of facts and risks affiliated with heart disease and preventative measures that can be taken to  … Read more