Cardiology Division

American Heart Month: Lifestyle Changes for Preventing Heart Disease

February marks American Heart Month, a time dedicated to raising awareness about heart health and preventing heart disease, which is the leading cause of death in the United States.(1) While genetics play a role in cardiovascular health, lifestyle choices also significantly impact the health of our hearts. Fortunately, many lifestyle changes can help prevent heart...
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Celebrate National Heart Month By Making Sure Your Heart Lasts for a Lifetime

Most of us are born with healthy hearts that have an average lifetime supply of 2.5 billion heartbeats. That’s something to feel good about, but it’s also why taking care of your heart should be a top priority throughout your life. The American Heart Association recommends regular examinations and screenings to ensure heart health starting...
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How You Can Make Heart Health a Priority this Winter

Winter weather forces the heart to pump blood harder in order for the body to maintain warmth, and severe cold temperatures can cause the blood vessels to constrict. Our bodies automatically prioritize the vital organs when exposed to below-freezing temperatures, which is why your fingers and toes are the first extremities to turn pale and...
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Diabetes and Heart Health: What You Need to Know

Diabetes and heart health are intricately linked and require careful attention and management. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death globally, and individuals with diabetes are at a significantly higher risk.* While managing a diabetes diagnosis can feel intimidating, there are easy and effective ways to alleviate...
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Understanding Cholesterol: Your Path to Improved Heart Health

At Premier Medical Group, our primary goal is to empower patients with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions about their health. September is National Cholesterol Education Month and to celebrate we’re sharing some important information about what cholesterol is, why it matters, and how you can prevent cardiovascular diseases by taking control of...
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Hypertension and You: Fun Tips for Better Meal Planning and Nutrition

High blood pressure is a chronic medical condition that affects millions of individuals worldwide. Commonly known as hypertension, it occurs when the force of blood against the walls of the arteries remains high for an extended period of time. This higher-than-normal blood pressure can damage arteries and increase the risk of developing other chronic conditions...
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