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No Salt, Please

No Salt, Please

Posted by on Jun 8, 2019 in Blog, Coronary artery disease, Hypertension, Stroke | 1 comment

A recent commentary in the New England Journal of Medicine describes what is really happening with the US food supply. In 2010, a report by the Institute of Medicine (IOM–now called the National Academy of Medicine) stated that, salt intake is actually a factor that is out of our personal control. This is because only 5% of sodium is coming from the...

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Stroke Types & Treatment: Infographic

Stroke Types & Treatment:  Infographic

Posted by on Jan 10, 2017 in Blog, Stroke | 2 comments

Below is an infographic from Mount Sinai Hospital which provides a comprehensive description of the types, treatments as well as the signs of a stroke. Knowing the signs of a stroke can get people to the hospital promptly and reduce the severity and/or risk of disability. Having atrial fibrillation is one of the risk factors for stroke.  Check out 5...

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5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Atrial Fibrillation & Why You Should Care

5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Atrial Fibrillation & Why You Should Care

Posted by on Sep 1, 2016 in Blog | 4 comments

I linger on the flathouse roof, the moonlight is divine. But my heart is all aflutter like the washing on the line.~Nathalia Crane What happens when your heart actually is “aflutter”?  FYI:  You need to see a doctor. 1) What is Atrial Fibrillation? A heart that is aflutter may be in Atrial Fibrillation. The word atrial refers to the atria, the...

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What Are Blood Pressure Numbers? What’s High Blood Pressure? [Infographic]

What Are Blood Pressure Numbers?  What’s High Blood Pressure? [Infographic]

Posted by on Aug 11, 2015 in Blog, Coronary artery disease, Hypertension, Stroke | 2 comments

Your Heart Your heart is an incredible organ. It is responsible for getting oxygen and nutrients to every cell in the body by pushing blood throughout the body. Beating around 100,000 times a day, it pumps blood over the 60,000 miles of blood vessels. Blood Pressure Explained A heartbeat is a two part process that takes about a second. During the first...

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Life After Discharge With Stroke

Life After Discharge With Stroke

Posted by on May 7, 2015 in Blog, Stroke | 0 comments

“I had a terrible headache for two days and very seldom had headache – …once a year tops.  I took my kids and Sharon to see [a] movie…and at the end…I got up…collapsed and I do not [know] what happened to me.” ~John Anderson Stroke Stroke is one of the most common causes of death worldwide. Although the number of deaths has gone down...

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E-patient? Smart Patient? What’s the story?

E-patient? Smart Patient? What’s the story?

Posted by on Aug 19, 2013 in Blog | 6 comments

There are two phrases making the rounds that describe you, a member of the growing Medivizor.com community. One is “e-patient” and the other is “smart patient.” What is an e-patient?  Who created the phrase? Published in March of 1996, Health Online: How to Find Health Information, Support Groups, and Self-Help Communities in Cyberspace, first...

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First hand, second hand, third hand: With Cigarette Smoke No Hand Is Safe

First hand, second hand, third hand:  With Cigarette Smoke No Hand Is Safe

Posted by on Aug 12, 2013 in Blog | 4 comments

Almost 10 years ago, secondhand smoke was determined to be a Group A carcinogen by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  Since then evidence has grown supporting this classification. The reasoning is based on the content of secondhand smoke (SHS).  SHS is a mixture of fine particles and over 50 chemicals that are known or probable cancer causing...

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