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Each year as the clock strikes midnight, many of us resolve to improve our health. We decide to eat better and lose weight, but so often, as the weeks and months pass, those resolutions we made begin to lose their strength. With 2022 upon us, how do we make sure these resolutions become long-term… read more

To understand what encompasses pulmonary hypertension, I like to think about how blood flows into the heart. First, blood will flow into the two right-sided heart chambers—the right atrium and the right ventricle. The right atrium is the top chamber and the right ventricle is the bottom chamber.… read more

Diabetes is increasing at an alarming rate in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control’s National Diabetes Statistics Report for 2020, cases rose to an estimated 34.2 million, and 13% of adults aged 18 years or older had diabetes. 

September is National Cholesterol Education Month and is the perfect time to find out your cholesterol levels and take steps to prevent or reduce high cholesterol.

The capacity of the body to create new life is still a medical fascination. We do know that the cardiovascular system plays a critical role in allowing a body to accommodate for the new life. It has the capacity to tolerate drastic changes in the blood fluid volume as well as increase the… read more

If you couldn't understand your healthcare provider, would you trust them? Trusting a healthcare provider does not come naturally for some patients, especially if they don't speak the same language. Going to an appointment can create panic or fear for those who speak different languages. 

We want to congratulate two of our doctors for being named Castle Connolly Top Doctors for 2021! 

Typically, our heart beats in a regular "rhythm" between 60 and 100 beats per minute. It is regulated by a specialized group of cells called the sino-atrial node (aka the natural pacemaker of your heart) located in the top right chamber of the heart, or right atrium. This natural… read more

May is National High Blood Pressure Education Month. We wanted to take this opportunity to explain what hypertension is, what you can do to monitor it and what risk factors can predispose you to it. 

How does stress affect your heart? While under stress, our hypothalamus, a tiny control center in our brain sends out signals to release stress hormones. When this happens, your heart races and your breath quickens. This response was designed to protect your body in an emergency by preparing you to… read more