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American Heart Month: February Means Heart Disease Awareness!

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. The month of February is dedicated to raising awareness about heart disease and increasing knowledge about prevention. Educate yourself on the dangers of heart disease and get on track to better heart health here!

Educate yourself on Heart Disease

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    What is Heart Disease?
    Coronary Heart Disease is a condition that commonly leads to heart attack. Learn about the symptoms, causes, and treatments.
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    Are you at Risk for Heart Disease?
    Being overweight puts you at risk for heart disease. Get started on a path towards better health with the help of Dietician, Melanie Thomassian. 
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    Heart Disease Prognosis
    The long-term prognosis for both length and quality of life with heart disease depends on its severity and the preventative measures that are taken.
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    Prevention and Treatment
    There are many different options available to treat and manage cardiac conditions. Browse through the different types that may be available to you here.

Women and Heart Disease

Women, protect your heart health!

It's a common misconception that heart disease is a "man's" disease. Learn about your risk for heart disease and what you can do to improve your heart health.
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Lifestyle Changes to Reduce LDL

  • Lowering Cholesterol with Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes
    If you want to avoid cholesterol drugs while lowering your cholesterol you might need to take advantage of some TLC: Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes.  Dr. Kang shares his advice to keep your heart healthy.
  • Home Body Fat Test
    Use our online assessment to test your body fat from the comfort of your home.  It's as easy as 1,2,3. Just enter your weight, age and gender..and, Voila!
  • Using a Heart Rate Monitor
    Using a heart rate monitor can help you get the most out of your daily workout.  Learn how simple it is to use one and how it can improve your heart health.
  • How to Lose Inches and Trim Your Waistline
    Fitness expert Ken Kihiu shares his tips to trim your waistline and tighten your abs, because six-packs aren't just for professional athletes.

Low Cholesterol Diet

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    Get a Grip on Fatty Acids
    Unless you have been living under a rock, you have probably heard the term fatty acids.  But, do you understand what they are and how the right ratio will improve your heart health?
  • 12 Top Tips to Help you Dine Healthy
    If you dine away from home frequently it may be hard to control your diet. Dietician, Melanie Thomassian, shares to helps you choose wisely from the menu.
  • Can you count your carbs?
    Which Source of Fiber is Good or Bad?
    Dr. William Davis debunks the myth that all fiber is good fiber. You may be surprised to find that unhealthy sources of fiber are contributing to your high cholesterol.
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    Do Low-carb Diets Promote a Healthy Heart?
    Low-carb dieting has been popular for the last few years.  But, is it just a fad or can it help lower your cholesterol and increase your health?
  • How to be Savvy with Food Labeling?
    Learning how to read and understand food labels can go a long way in helping us make heart healthy food choices. Our Expert Dietician will show you how to interpret the food label.  
  • How to Snack Healthy
    A little afternoon snack and your whole day's diet may be thrown out of wack. But, if chosen appropriately snacking can be a beneficial source of nutrients.
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    Visual Aids to Help Estimate Portions
    It is estimated that portions have grown 25 to 50 percent in the last 30 years!  To help keep your heart healthy diet on track, use these tricks to make sure your meals are the proper size.
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    The Low-down on Saturated and Trans Fats
    Reducing the saturated and trans fats from your diet can be a great step towards decreasing our risk of developing heart disease.  But just what do these fats do and where are they found?
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    Low-Cholesterol Diet: How to Cut Out the fat
    Being Overweight not only increases your risk for heart disease, it also increases your chances for developing the risk factors associated with heart disease, including high cholesterol. Trimming your fat intake is not an easy step, but we can help you on your way.