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American Heart Association

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  • February is National Heart Month

    February is National Heart month, Why the need for focus on cardiovascular health? According to the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention, "Cardiovascular disease (CVD)—including heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure − is the number one killer of women and men in the United States. It is a leading cause of disability, preventing Americans from working and enjoying family activities."
  • New guidelines changing the use of statins

    Q: I'm confused about when a person should start drug therapy to lower cholesterol. It used to be based on a number. What's the latest? For years, doctors prescribed drugs to lower cholesterol based largely on blood test results. For most people, an...

    Pescetarian diet swimming in health benefits

    Think something's fishy about a pescetarian diet? Think again! More people are interested in this style of eating, which may be one of the best things you can do for your health. Pescetarians avoid red meat and poultry, yet eat all manner of seafood,...

    Would you risk a shorter life to avoid taking a daily pill?

    Would you risk a shorter life to avoid taking a daily pill?
    Talk about pill fatigue: A new study says 1 in 3 adults would risk a shorter life span rather than take a daily pill to prevent cardiovascular disease. The research, which was published Tuesday in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, an...

    Weinbaum Yeshiva parent plans shoe drive

    Weinbaum Yeshiva parent plans shoe drive
    In observance of February as National Heart Month, Hollywood cardiologist Dr. Adam Splaver has launched the "Heart & Sole" project. Splaver's cardiology practice, NanoHealth Associates, will spearhead the collection of donated new and worn shoes...