Simple Outdoor Activities to Promote a Healthy Spring

After months of cold weather, the warmer temperatures are finally here. The sun is shining and it is time to put away the thick sweaters and break out the shorts and T-shirts. It is also the perfect time to reinvent your exercise routine and head outdoors. Check out some fun and simple outdoor activities you […]

How to Create Daily, Heart-Healthy Habits

  Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women worldwide. While death rates have been slowly dropping over the past decade, about 659,000 people in the US die each year from heart disease. If you’re wondering what you can do to keep your heart in top shape, we’re sharing healthy daily […]

Peripheral Vascular Disease: Signs & Symptoms

Peripheral Vascular Disease, often called PVD, affects over eight million people in the United States and over 200 million people worldwide. Described as a blood circulation disorder, Peripheral Vascular Disease generally causes the blood vessels outside the heart and brain to narrow, block or spasm. According to the CDC, twelve to twenty percent of Americans […]

Can Too Much Caffeine Increase Your Risk for a Heart Attack?

    Coffee lovers, rejoice! There are several studies out now suggesting there is very little risk of coronary heart disease and heart attack among caffeinated coffee drinkers. In fact, one study published in the American Heart Association journal, Circulation: Heart Failure, found that the more coffee people consumed, the lower their risk for heart […]

How Stress Affects Your Heart Health

  Everyone experiences stress differently and everyone handles it differently. Happy moments, like a wedding or job promotion, can induce a stress response, while unfortunate moments like family problems or an illness, can also cause tension. How you react to these situations in life can have a lasting impact on your heart health. While experiencing […]

Jefferson Health Update

      Check out this recent article about Dr. Neil Skolnik’s life-saving Jefferson Health experience.

7 Tips to Prevent Diabetes for National Diabetes Month

Tips to Prevent Diabetes

    November is National Diabetes Month; a great time to bring awareness to the chronic disease that affects over 30 million Americans. Before it can be properly diagnosed, the body goes through a period where blood sugar levels are high but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. This period is known as […]

How People With Heart Disease Can Prepare for Cold Weather

How Heart Disease Patients Can Prepare for Cold Weather

The onset of colder temperatures can pose significant problems in older adults especially those with heart disease. Because it’s the leading cause of death worldwide, precautions should be taken when the temperatures drop. Protect your heart this season with these cold-weather tips for heart disease patients.    Is Cold Weather Bad for Heart Patients? Cold […]

MILESTONE 50TH HEARTLIGHT PROCEDURE TAKES PLACE AT JEFFERON HEALTH – ABINGTON

Jefferson's 50th HeartLight Procedure

HEARTLIGHT X3 SYSTEM TO TREAT ATRIAL FIBRILLATION AVAILABLE NOW PHILADELPHIA, October 14, 2021 – Jefferson Health – Abington has completed the hospital’s 50th HeartLight procedure. Along with this milestone achievement, Jefferson Health – Abington currently is the only hospital in Pennsylvania offering the next generation HeartLight X3 technology, which combines precise laser energy and an ultra-conforming balloon for fast, predictable, and durable pulmonary vein isolation for patients with AFib. What is Atrial […]

Best and Worst Cooking Oils For Your Heart

Best & Worst Cooking Oils for Your Heart

  Not all cooking oils are created equal and by now you’ve probably noticed the plethora of them as you browse the aisles of your grocery store. Choosing an oil rich in unsaturated fats is essential in supporting your heart health. Cooking with these oils can help lower your risk of heart attack and death […]