Category Archives: Healthy Tips

What is PVD? How do I know if I have it?

There are just 10 seats remaining for tonight’s lecture at the Centre of Elgin, “What is PVD? How do I know if I have it?” PVD, or peripheral vascular disease, is something 5% of people over age 50 are believed … Continue reading

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Knowing your heart’s calcium score can save your life

Coronary Heart Disease (CHD—also known as Coronary Artery Disease) is caused by the buildup of plaque in the arteries to your heart. Why does that matter? We’ll cut right to the chase. CHD is the leading cause of death among … Continue reading

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Happy People, Healthy Hearts

In an ideal world, everyone would be full of happiness and on cloud nine every day of their lives. If this were the case, according to reports, there would be more healthy hearts than there would be unhealthy hearts. This … Continue reading

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Estimate: 100,000 die annually from effects of trans fats

From Food Consumer Although there are various types of heart disease, coronary heart disease is considered to be the dominant condition in the United States. It also happens to be one of our country’s leading causes of death. Coronary heart … Continue reading

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Understand your heart rate to help monitor your health

Understanding your heart rate lets you monitor your fitness level, and also can help you spot any potential health problems. The number of times your heart beats per minute is known as your heart rate, or pulse. The normal range … Continue reading

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Your heart medication and healthy diet may be conflicting

Maintaining a healthy diet is crucial for everyone, especially a patient of heart disease. However, if you are on certain heart medications, some healthy foods may be causing dangerous interactions between the two. Some of the best examples are grapefruits … Continue reading

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Sugary drinks, even in moderation, lead to increased heart disease risk

Information taken from a post by ABC News. Regular consumption of soda, fruit drinks, and other sugar-sweetened beverages increase the risk of heart disease, according to the Harvard School of Public Health, even when consumed in what may be considered … Continue reading

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