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Portfolio diet reduces risk factors for cardiovascular disease

University of Toronto researchers have found that the portfolio diet, a plant-based way of eating previously shown to lower cholesterol levels, reduces other risk factors for cardiovascular disease including blood pressure, triglycerides and inflammation.

Jul 29th, 2019
5 Things to Do Tonight to Lose Weight Tomorrow

The old weight loss adage that you shouldn’t eat after 9 p.m. is mostly rubbish: If you aren’t going over your caloric intake for the day, eating late won’t make you gain weight.

Jul 29th, 2019
6 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism

You may feel like you have the metabolism of a tortoise, but, fortunately, you can get yourself out of the slow lane—and burn calories like crazy—just by doing these six simple things:

Jul 29th, 2019
Three Ways to Get More Sleep

Just knowing how much you need sleep may not be enough for you to get the rest you need. Today’s world is fast-paced and full of technological advances that add convenience but create barriers to a good night’s rest.

Jul 29th, 2019
5 Ways to Keep Your Bladder Healthy

When it comes to discussing the health of any internal organ, we often keep our conversations centered on those that don’t concern “bathroom functions.”

Jul 28th, 2019
7 Tips for Maintaining a Healthy “Dad Bod”

The most talked about body type right now just may be “The Dad Bod.” Unfortunately, the “Dad Bod” has gotten a somewhat negative connotation—the term generally referring to a male’s body being “soft” and “not toned.”

Jul 22nd, 2019
Patient Satisfaction Data

One of the best indicators of an overall experience is a patient’s/family’s “likelihood to recommend” our practice to others.

Mar 11th, 2019
7 Weight Loss Myths You Have to Stop Believing

Have you heard about miraculous secrets to shedding pounds overnight? You might see these claims in ads or even hear about them from friends who swear by the results they’ve experienced.

Feb 15th, 2019
Heart Disease in African-American Women

Splashing a little bit of water on her face didn’t calm Shermane Winters-Wofford’s first date jitters. And then what she perceived as nervousness escalated into sweating and tightness in her chest.

Nov 4th, 2016
Avoid Trans Fats For Heart Health

Dear Mayo Clinic: I’ve heard that some foods that are labeled as “trans fat-free” might contain harmful trans fats. Is this true?

Aug 29th, 2016
Keeping Your Heart Healthy

NOW there are a couple of organs in the body that you can live without, but the heart is not one of them. 

Aug 23rd, 2016
Give Dad’s Heart A Little Father’s Day Love

Rather than splurging on a fancy grill or sterling silver cuff links this Father’s Day, suggest choosing an activity you and your dad can do together that gets you outdoors and active.

Jun 17th, 2016
Walden University Appreciation Letter

We would like to take this opportunity to convey our sincere appreciation for sharing your valuable expertise, knowledge and time with our clinical student this quarter.

Mar 15th, 2016
Are Fatty Foods Friend Or Foe?

New research from Harvard’s School of Public Health offers a fresh perspective on eating fats and suggests replacing dietary fats, such as butter and oil, with more carbohydrates isn’t the heart-healthiest choice.

Oct 26th, 2015
Autonomic Neuropathy

Autonomic neuropathy occurs when the nerves that control involuntary bodily functions are damaged.

Oct 11th, 2015
Yoga for your heart – 20 poses to keep it healthy

Heart disease is quickly becoming one of the most common conditions world-wide. But what makes this problem very complex is the fact that any ailment of the heart is often thought of as serious and can be life-threatening.

Sep 23rd, 2015
High Protein Foods Boost Cardiovascular Health In Women

A diet rich in amino acids — the building blocks of proteins — could be good for your heart along the same lines as quitting smoking, reducing salt and alcohol consumption and getting optimal exercise, according to a new study.

Sep 7th, 2015
The Importance of the Simple Blood Pressure Test

It can be easy to forget exactly what the numbers mean. Systolic (the first number) refers to the amount of pressure created when your heart contracts and pushes blood through the arteries.

Aug 28th, 2015