- According to Pamela Xenakis, coordinator of the diabetes program at Carroll Hospital, people living with diabetes or even per-diabetes are at an increased risk for heart disease.
- February is Heart Health Month, and an opportunity to take a moment to reflect on how you treat your ticker and become informed on the risks of cardiovascular disease, according to Dr. Latha Naganna.
- Heroin and other opioid overdoses could become the third leading cause of death in Harford County — behind heart disease and cancer — if the overdoses continue at the rate they have been, Harford Co
- Replacing some saturated fats such as steak and butter with unsaturated fats such as avocados and canola oil, and not carb-filled junk food, can reduce a person's chance of developing heart disease as much as cholesterol lowering statins, according to new advice from the American Heart Association
- NIH has lined up about 100 hospitals, academic centers and health facilities around the globe to hand out a pill called pitavastatin to HIV patients without signs of cardiovascular disease to see if it prevents heart troubles
- Heart attack is the number one killer and one-third of patients go undiagnosed and die. Dr. Stephen Pollock, a cardiologist at University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center talks about the best ways to detect, prevent and treat heart disease.
- February is, appropriately, heart month. This is a good time to review heart health practices. There are many helpful resources on the Internet regarding heart disease prevention and treatment.
February marks Heart Month, a time to increase awareness and diligence for a healthy heart and lifestyle.
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Milton Wright High School, received a resolution from the Maryland House of Delegates recently for demonstrating an extraordinary commitment to serving her community, as a distinguished finalist in the 2106 Prudential Spirit of Community Award Program.Heart disease remains the leading cause of death for Americans, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, with just more than 600,000 people dying because of heart disease each year. More than 700,000 people have a heart attack each year.It may sound funny, but if you are not thinking about shoveling snow in the same way you would think about working out, preparing before jumping in and seriously considering your cardiovascular health before beginning, you might be headed for a serious injury, or even worse, according to area physicians.Republicans in Congress think the nutrition guideline process is out of control and are now trying to rein in the panel. 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According to the CDC, approximately 600,000 Americans die of heart disease, making it the leading killer of both men and women. The numbers may be frightening, but experts say there are steps we all can take to minimize our risk of developing heart disease.Health care has been my passion for over 25 years. I began my career as a respiratory therapist to help those who suffer from respiratory illnesses and lung diseases. Though I am a resident of Baltimore County, I have been able to volunteer in the health sphere in various areas throughout Maryland.The pastor kept repeating a biblical phrase – "Above all else, guard your heart." But, seated with the congregation, the mother of Olympic swimming champion Michael Phelps knew how easy it was to lose focus on the maintenance of her own beating heart.C. 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