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LightSpeed VCT—Decreased Radiation for a Healthier Heart

Introducing a state-of-the-art Computed Tomography [CT] machine equipped with ASiR technology from GE Healthcare. The LightSpeed VCT is fast and accurate, offering a 40% less dose of radiation and a 30% better LCD depending on the clinical task, patient size, anatomical location and clinical practice.   Read more »

Popular Food Allergy Linked to Heart Disease

It seems much more prevalent today than in years passed that individuals of all ages are suffering from debilitating food allergies. Of the top food allergies most common in children and adults, an allergy to the protein prominent in wheat is on the rise and it could be taking a toll on more than just your digestive system. Read more »

Is Stress on the Streets Driving You Into the Ground?

The driving force behind stroke and heart attacks may be linked to stress and daily pollution intake. Whether you are a driver or pedestrian on a busy road with amplified noise and an increased amount of exhaust, scientific findings suggest that your entire body is taking a beating—especially your heart. Read more »

A Healthy Heart is Worth Smiling About

A patient is told that they have a serious plaque build-up. No, this is not a riddle for you to guess the outcome, rather a bit of information that could have you double checking whether or not you brushed your teeth before bed. Have you ever wondered if there was a correlation between dental plaque and plaque in the arteries? After all, “plaque,” is deemed as negative by the general consensus, so why would the two not be related? Read more »

‘Fishy’ Findings in the World of Heart Health

Fish Oil SupplementsOmega-3 fatty acids found in fish oils are currently used by millions of Americans in hopes of maintaining a healthy heart. According to the Nutrition Business Journal, fish oils top the chart as the most popular dietary supplement sold in the United States. In 2009, over-the-counter fish oil supplements brought in a staggering $739 million according to Forbes magazine. Read more »

Why One Candy a Day Could Improve New York’s Heart Health

Antioxidants and heart healthSince its inception over 3,000 years ago, chocolate has cemented itself as everyone’s favorite snack. Last year an estimated 3.1 billion pounds of chocolate was consumed in the United States alone and with the latest news of its potential health benefits, you can expect that number to rise considerably.

A recent study published in the Journal of the American College is making the case that eating 50 grams of chocolate everyday could reduced risk of a stroke in women. Read more »

Protect Your Achey Breaky Heart

Relaxing-Heart-ActiviySarah fell to the ground holding her heart. She thought she had a heart attack but after a day in the hospital she was diagnosed with something else. Broken Heart Syndrome. Doctors are now realizing that emotional stress can stimulate a potentially life threatening stress induced myopathy that mimics a heart attack. When doctors noticed numerous cases of people who Read more »

A Healthy Heart: Only One Step Away

Heart ExerciseIt’s no secret that exercise is an important routine for a healthy heart but just how many people are actually doing it? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s 2010 annual report, an alarming 2 out of every 10 American adults still don’t get the recommended levels of exercise every month. Read more »

Heart Rate Monitors for Elite Athletes?

Heart rate monitors in sportsTrue, heart rate monitors can be a life changing training tool for anyone with a heart condition.  No cardiologist will dispute this fact.  But did you know that heart rate monitors can be an essential training tool for elite athletes?

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Heart Health: In the News

Health NewsWe may only be in the second week of a new year, but heart health seems to be taking the media by storm in 2012. From new studies to new health campaigns to new takes on old regimens, experts have been weighing in on all types of health issues. Read more »