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Keeping Your Brain in Shape

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We have all heard the old saying of “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.” That implies that as you age, it is harder to learn new skills. However, when it comes to brain fitness and keeping your brain in shape, that saying holds little merit. The brain continues to be one of the…

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Coming to the Heart Center Guest Speaker-Joe Ostaszewski NBC’s Biggest Loser Finalist

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Join us on June 22nd at 11 am for guest speaker Joe Ostaszewski- “Powerful Patient… Why Health is the Ultimate Human Performance” The Powerful Patient is designed to help patients see themselves as high level performers in their own healthcare rather than passive participants.  Former Biggest Loser finalist, Joe Ostaszewski shares the lessons he learned from…

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Who Has The Most Stressful Job? The Least Stressful Job?

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So, you think your job is stressful? It may very well be. And, ongoing stress is a contributing factor to what causes heart disease. As your Denver cardiologist, we encourage you to treat and reduce stress. And, in some cases it may mean cutting back on your job duties or even encouraging you to look…

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Favorite Books to Make You Feel Good

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When it comes to heart health and what causes heart disease, we spend a lot of time talking about eating healthy and staying fit. But, sometimes it’s just plain old good medicine that feeds your minds and uplifts you that can be some of the best medicine. And, in the winter months, there is nothing…

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Signs You Are Feeling Overwhelmed

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While for many, the New Year can mark the start of new beginnings, for others it can feel overwhelming. Much of this is due to coming off of the euphoria and relaxed pace of the holiday season and even the pressure of having to try and keep up on New Year resolutions. The fact is,…

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Aim for Wholeness

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Many people seek out and desire happiness. But, sometimes just seeking happiness alone can lead to only short-term satisfaction. That is why having a goal of wholeness, versus simply happiness, will help lead to more of a life-fulfilling happiness that will reduce stress, which we all know is a leading cause of heart disease.  As…

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Practicing Forgiveness as a Path to Heart Health

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We talk a lot about how your diet and exercise habits can affect your heart health as they are a significant factor in what causes heart disease—but what about your emotions? At South Denver Cardiology, we offer stress testing, since stress is known to be a major contributing factor to heart disease. One thing that…

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Tips on Combating Depression

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Depression is a difficult condition to understand, but even more difficult to combat. Although depression has existed as a mental condition throughout human history, it is only in the last century or less that we have identified it as a condition that can be diagnosed, combated, and potentially cured. As mental health professionals continue learning…

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7 Health Benefits of Meditation

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Tension has been proven time and time again to negatively affect your whole body, particularly your heart. All types of stress can do damage. Depression and social isolation are linked to high blood pressure, as is intense professional stress and family stress. Stress and anxiety are also associated with what causes heart disease. This is…

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Tips for Heart Healthy Grilling

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Summer is barbecue season! There’s nothing like getting the gang together for a good old-fashioned cookout. However, all of that meat can be fatty and high in cholesterol, which isn’t good news for your heart. Luckily, there are other options that can allow you to grill all summer long with your ticker in mind! Here…

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