Cardiology Division

Heart Disease – It Can Happen at Any Age

Your heart performs a vital function, pumping about 5 liters of blood on average per minute. While active, whether running or exercising, your heart may pump about 4 times as much blood to help ensure you get the oxygen you need to maintain your energy. In essence, you need a healthy heart to stay active...
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Here’s How to Keep Your New Year Resolution

By one estimate, 44 percent of Americans make a New Year’s resolution. That’s the good news. However, not everyone succeeds in meeting their goal. In fact, by February a whopping 80 percent of resolutions will fail. Is this your experience? Have you managed to stick by your 2022 resolution? We want you to succeed because...
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As the Season Changes, How Do Our Bodies Respond?

  With the arrival of autumn, we begin to notice the beauty in the shifting leaves outside and the crisp chill that signifies the end of summer. We may even take note of the seasonal arrival of pumpkin flavored treats in our local coffee shops. But, as we shift from shorts and swimsuits to sweaters...
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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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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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Life’s Simple 7 for Heart Health

Do you know there are seven easy ways to help control your risk for heart disease? Manage your heart risk by understanding “Life’s Simple 7.” 1. Get active Daily physical activity increases your length and quality of life. If you get at least 30 minutes of moderate physical activity each day (like brisk walking), five...
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