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7 Easy Tips to Keep the Weight Off in 2022

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If one of your goals for 2022 is to not only lose weight but keep it off, our cardiologists applaud you! There is little that is better for heart health than maintaining a healthy weight. Our cardiologists put a strong emphasis on the “maintaining” part. Most people who set out to lose weight either don’t…

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Resolutions to Prepare for Heart Health Month

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February is Heart Health Month, but that doesn’t mean you should wait until then to start working on your heart health goals for 2022. There are many great ways to use your New Year’s Resolutions to improve your heart health. Here are some great choices for resolutions that will give you a jump-start on improving…

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Holiday Drinking with a Heart Condition: What You Need to Know

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Most Americans drink alcohol at least occasionally. Holiday celebrations often emphasize alcohol consumption as part of their rituals. Social drinking, at least, is extremely popular over the holidays. However, if you have a heart condition, it’s essential to approach the season with caution. It’s a good idea to review your doctor or cardiologist’s recommendations about…

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Holiday Foods That Increase the Risk of Heart Palpitations

Recipes & Nutrition,

Heart palpitations are never fun. They can not only stop you in the middle of the holiday celebration, but they can also make other people stop and take notice when you are clutching your chest and looking anxious. You have to explain that your heart palpitations might not be anything to worry about (although they…

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Five Heart-Healthy Holiday Eating Tips

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Now that the holidays are here, everyone is in immediate danger of over-eating. Holiday meals tend not only to be large, but to be very high in salt, fats, and sugars. Plus, there are more festive drinks and treats all around that encourage snacking. Fortunately, there are ways to eat healthy over the holidays. Here…

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7 Tips for Moving Exercise Indoors During Winter Months

Staying Fit Tips,

Although we haven’t had much in the way of wintry weather yet, it is coming. When it hits, you will want to move your exercise routine indoors so you can stay healthy all winter long. Besides, the short days make it hard to squeeze in winter exercise outside before or after work – it’s dark…

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Foods to Avoid if You Have Heart Palpitations

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Heart palpitations can be very worrying. They feel serious, and they can trigger anxiety about your heart health. The good news is that heart palpitations are usually harmless. The bad news is that it’s not always easy to tell when they’re harmless or when they’re serious. It’s a good idea to avoid foods that are…

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5 Easy Steps to Reduce Cholesterol in 30 Days

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If you have been told that you have high cholesterol, it’s time to do something about it. High cholesterol puts you at serious risk of heart attacks, stroke, and other dangerous cardiovascular events. Fortunately, you can reduce your cholesterol relatively quickly and easily if you follow these five steps. Switch to a Mediterranean Diet There…

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What Are the Differences Between Invasive and Noninvasive Cardiology?

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Cardiology is a huge field. Focused on understanding and treating the cardiovascular system – sometimes casually called your circulatory system – cardiology encompasses much of your anatomy, including your blood vessels and, most importantly, your heart. With the complexity of the heart and the cardiovascular system, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that cardiology isn’t…

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What Is Premature Ventricular Contraction?

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Have you noticed that your heartbeat feels a little off? The feeling could be sporadic, or it could happen regularly. The irregular beat feeling might be short or long. If this is how you feel, you might be experiencing premature ventricular contractions (PVCs). This common heart arrhythmia might not be a cause for concern, or…

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