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Category: Heart Disease

Feb 17, 2021


February is American Heart Month! American Heart Month is not just for lovers. Long after the Valentine’s roses wilt, our hearts will require special attention for a long healthy life. It is the goal of The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to motivate Americans to adopt healthy lifestyles to prevent heart disease. And, in […]

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Jun 9, 2014

Manage Stress Before it is Too Late: Part 1 of 2 on Stress and Heart Disease

Part 1 of 2 Recently, a very close friend confided in me that he was experiencing intermittent chest pain. Upon further discussion, he shared with me that has been under tremendous stress over the past few months. I urged him to see his family physician and after a series of examinations and tests it was […]

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Feb 10, 2014

National Heart Month: 7 Simple Steps to a Healthier Heart!

Guest Columnist: Sarah Bashaw, 3rd Year Medical Student The Commonwealth Medical College Happy American Heart Month! It is no accident that Heart Month is celebrated in the same month as Valentine’s Day. However, this celebration of the heart is much deeper than chocolate and roses. To truly love someone, you must first love yourself and […]

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Jan 21, 2013

Studies Show that Sitting is Unhealthy

Mim Joseph, a librarian retired from the North Pocono School District, is someone whom I have held in high regard for many years. She has been retired from her career for many years but has not retired from life…she is open-minded, intellectually curious and reads incessantly. She remains active despite some recent health issues and […]

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Mar 7, 2011

The Truth About Managing Cholesterol: Part 3 of 3

This is the third of three parts on managing cholesterol. Part I defined the problem and Part II defined the solution. Today’s column will discuss how stress can affect cholesterol and the importance of making a commitment to a healthy lifestyle that includes daily exercise.

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Feb 28, 2011

The Truth About Managing Cholesterol: Part 2 of 3

This is the second of three parts on managing cholesterol. I am happy to say that my “research assistant” for this column was David FitzPatrick, MD, and we gathered our data at State Street Grill in Clarks Summit, PA while dining in good health...

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