Heart-Healthy New Year’s Goals

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2020 was hard for everyone—physically, emotionally and mentally. As we ring in the new year and welcome 2021 with open arms, it’s time to establish some “new year, new me” healthy habits. From losing weight, reducing stress, quitting smoking or exercising more, these goals can all help with your heart health, which is extremely important  … Read more

Don’t Overdo It: Snow Shoveling Techniques

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While a necessity in many parts of the world, we often don’t realize just how demanding snow shoveling can be on our bodies. Sore legs, aching muscles, and burning shoulders are all the typical adverse signs of this dreaded chore but shoveling snow is also the cause of hundreds of fatal injuries throughout the nation  … Read more

Tips To Remain Healthy This Winter

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  Winter is a beautiful and exciting time—snow on the ground, seeing family and friends, parties to attend, holiday lights, yummy food and shopping galore! With all that being said, winter storms and cold temperatures can be dangerous, so you need to be prepared for any surprises Mother Nature has in store. The heart experts  … Read more

How Inflammatory Foods Affect Your Health

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    Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. Recently, many studies have suggested incorporating anti-inflammatory foods into your diet to prevent and reduce this risk. This is because inflammation and heart disease go hand in hand. Most forms of heart disease, like hypertension and stroke, are worsened  … Read more

Ultrafiltration Could Reduce 1-year Rehospitalization in Acute Decompensated HF

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Ultrafiltration for acute decompensated HF reduced hospital readmission by 1.74 visits in the following 12 months compared with the prior year, according to data presented at the virtual Heart Failure Society of America Scientific Meeting. “Utilization of ultrafiltration can improve HF outcomes in selected patients,” Robert A. Watson III, MD, chief of cardiology at Abington Hospital –  … Read more

How Smoking Affects Heart Health

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Tobacco use remains the most significant, preventable cause of death and disease in the US, killing over 480,000 Americans every year. While we all know smoking isn’t a healthy habit, that doesn’t stop many users from continued use. Not only does smoking increase the risk of lung cancer and specific breathing problems, but it also  … Read more

Healthy Summer Foods to Consume for a Healthy Heart

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Ahhh, sweet summertime! The summer weather begs for outdoor BBQ’s, pool parties and backyard picnics. While many summer foods (hamburgers, hotdogs, and heavy cream-based salads) might not be so great for you, the fresh produce abounds during this time and many of them are great for a healthy heart. The heart health experts of AMS  … 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