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Family history: facts or folklore?

Part two of three If you’ve ever tried to track your ancestors, you know that family history is a complex puzzle with many missing pieces. Constructing your family medical history is an even more complex process, but if you persevere and do it right, you can gain important information that can affect your own health [...]

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Women and Heart Disease

Women need to be aware of such statistics as: Every year, coronary heart disease claims the lives of more women than breast cancer and lung cancer combined. More women die within one year of having a heart attack as compared to men. Almost 65 percent of women, who die suddenly of coronary heart disease, had [...]

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National Wear Red Day – February 7

Written by: Juan Diaz, MD, Cardiologist with the Dale Michels Center for Heart Care One out of every three deaths among women in the United States each year is attributed to cardiovascular diseases, including heart disease and stroke. That makes it the No. 1 cause of death in women, leading to more fatalities than all [...]

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Life lesson no. 2: when we miss them so much it hurts

When we miss them so much it hurts to breathe…every minute of every day. They are in our every thought. We would do anything to feel their touch, the warmth of their embrace. We dream, we long for them. We’d love to wake up in the morning, and find it was all a huge mistake [...]

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Don’t just sit there; get moving

Studies have shown that good cardiovascular health requires not only regular exercise but avoidance of prolonged sitting and inactivity. For example, men spending long hours in front of a screen or behind the wheel on the expressway were more likely to die of heart disease even if they exercised. A number of studies have demonstrated [...]

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Nine more reasons to exercise

Riann Kreiling, an exercise physiologist with Agnesian HealthCare, works with patients recovering from heart attacks.  She says, however, that there are many “other” reasons to exercise, then just to prevent, or recover from, a heart attack.

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Simple Ways to Keep a Strong Heart

Keeping an active and healthy lifestyle is very important to support a strong and healthy heart. While cardiovascular exercise can include running on a treadmill, it can encompass many other activities.  For example, keeping harmful chemicals out of your body and focusing on healthy habits is also essential to a healthy heart. Below are five [...]

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Simple, everyday exercises to build a strong heart

By: Richard Santa-Cruz, MD, Cardiologist with the Dale Michels Center for Heart Care To have a strong and healthy heart, it is very important to stay active and exercise! Anything that gets your heart rate jumping will improve heart strength, including jumping up and down when the Packers score a touchdown in a tie game with only [...]

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Signs of heart trouble

By: Richard Santa-Cruz, MD, Cardiologist with the Dale Michels Center for Heart Care Although there are many types of heart diseases, there are a few universal signs and symptoms that all the diseases share. It is important to be in tune with your body and take these signs seriously. Catching a heart concern early is the best [...]

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Is heart failure hereditary?

By: Richard Santa-Cruz, MD, Cardiologist with the Dale Michels Center for Heart Care I often hear my patient’s family members questioning if heart failure is hereditary. I understand it is scary to see your parent go through heart failure and wonder if you could be prone to the same disease. The good news is that [...]

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