Heart & Blood Related Articles & Blog Posts

  • Love Your Heart All Year Long & Live Longer, Part 4

    Love Your Heart All Year Long & Live Longer, Part 4

    “Women need to learn about the prevention, signs and symptoms, and treatment of heart disease just as much as men do. There is a lot of publicity about breast cancer and fear of this disease gets women to be proactive with the recommendations for surveillance and management.

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  • Love Your Heart All Year Long & Live Longer, Part 3

    Love Your Heart All Year Long & Live Longer, Part 3

    267,000 women die each year from heart attacks — six times as many as breast cancer. The good news is, you can tilt the odds in your favor. Click here to see the #1 and #2 things you can do. Click here to see #3 and #4. On to #5, #6 and #7:

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  • Love Your Heart All Year Long & Live Longer, Part 2

    Love Your Heart All Year Long & Live Longer, Part 2

    There are nine major risk factors that impact heart disease. The good news?  There’s something you can do about each one to help prevent heart disease. Yesterday we talked about smoking and cholesterol. Today, number 3 and four on the list:

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  • Ladies, Love Your Heart & Live Longer

    Ladies, Love Your Heart & Live Longer

    Today 35 million heart-shaped boxes of chocolate will be sold. That’s nothing compared to the 8 billion, yes 8 BILLION, chalky little “Will You Be Mine” heart shaped candies that will fly off the shelf just in time to tell someone special that they are your sweetheart.

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  • Dad and Mom Prevent High Blood Pressure Together

    Dad and Mom Prevent High Blood Pressure Together

    High blood pressure, which used to be a disease of middle age, is becoming more common in children. Once a child has high blood pressure, unless there are significant lifestyle changes, the high blood pressure continues into adulthood. This leads to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and early adult death, even if the blood […]

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  • Cardiovascular Health in Children

    Cardiovascular Health in Children

    Heart disease remains the #1 cause of death in the United States, killing about half a million people each year. Coronary heart disease used to be thought of as a disease of the middle aged and the elderly. Over the last twenty years it has become increasingly clear that atherosclerosis – damage to the heart […]

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  • Contagious Heart Disease

    Contagious Heart Disease

    Group A strep is a common cause of illness in children. Usually the disease is as mild as strep throat, but strep can also cause serious illnesses, including toxic shock, “flesh-eating disease”, and rheumatic fever, a serious form of heart disease. Preventing rheumatic fever and other complications is one of the major reasons we treat […]

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  • Kawasaki Disease Defined

    Kawasaki Disease Defined

    What is Kawasaki disease?

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  • Functional Heart Murmurs

    Functional Heart Murmurs

    During a recent physical exam my son’s pediatrician heard a heart murmur. My son is twelve years old and is very active. The pediatrician said it should be watched, but no further action was needed at this time. He…

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