Our Blog

According to most available nutritional and medical research, eating nuts as a key part of a healthy diet may actually be good for your heart. That is because nuts contain a number of important nutrients, as well as unsaturated fatty acids. 

While summer may be our favorite season of the year, it is important to remember that our bodies are working harder to keep cool. Summer can be an especially dangerous time for those with heart conditions as heat puts extra stress on the cardiovascular system. Making sure to stay properly hydrated… read more

The warm weather is finally here.  Whether or not you have a heart condition the increased temperature can affect how the heart works.  As the thermometer rises, the body responds by trying to stabilize the internal temperature with sweat. Sweat is designed to cool down the body.  During this… read more

The term “healthy” has been skewed to include 100 calorie Oreo packs, diet soda and skim lattes. But what does eating healthy really entail?

High blood pressure or hypertension is a very common problem.  High blood pressure is often associated with stress. But stress, or lack thereof, is not the only reason it can be raised or lowered. Various parts of the circulatory system are responsible for keeping blood pressure at optimal levels.… read more

Heart disease kills more people in the United States each year than any other illness. There are many false assumptions surrounding cardiovascular health, such as who is more prone to it and when it can occur. While some are founded on facts, others are false and can put you at risk without you… read more

March is Women’s History Month. We are excited to celebrate all the hard working women in our office who serve our community in pursuit of providing great cardiovascular care to our patients. From the ladies who are the first point of contact for our patients to our female physicians, we’d like to… read more

According to the American Heart Association (AHA), CPR is “an emergency lifesaving procedure performed when the heart stops beating”. This may occur for many reasons including choking, drowning, excessive bleeding, poisoning, suffocation, electrical shock or head trauma.

It’s no secret that smoking is harmful to your health. Cigarettes contain nicotine, which is an addictive substance that makes it difficult to quit. However, there are many reasons and ways to kick the habit and give your heart and lungs a chance at optimal health.

Stress is something many of us face daily and it has an incredible effect on our whole body, especially the heart.