You made an appointment to get your annual physical done and over with, but do you really need to go? For many of us, skipping or not scheduling these tests can become a habit that gets worse over time. Do I really need to go to another exam even though I feel healthy? The short […]
Did you know 200,000 avoidable amputations are performed each year in the United States? Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) is a progressive disorder that can get worse if left untreated.
This September, we are raising awareness about PAD so people are aware of the warning signs and symptoms. If you are experiencing leg pain, cramps in the […]
When the average person hears the word “plaque” the first thought that comes to mind is the plaque you get scraped off your teeth during a routine dentist appointment. However, did you know that plaque can accumulate within the arteries?
What is plaque?
Plaque buildup is composed of fatty deposits that clog arteries and thicken blood vessel […]
With the Fourth of July right around the corner and corn season underway, many people may be skipping the burgers and brats. The reason being the rise in the number of studies recently published regarding the evidence that eating charred, smoked, and well-done meat could increase your cancer risk.
In a recent poll from CNN, they […]
According to the CDC, about 630,000 people die of heart disease in the U.S. every year. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women of any ethnic group.
American Heart Month focuses on raising awareness of heart disease, while promoting healthy living tips and tools that you can use in your […]
How Smoking Damages Your Arterial Health
We have all seen the commercials and heard warnings from our doctors that smoking is dangerous and should be avoided to try and prevent lung cancer. While lung cancer is often the most promoted disease linked to smoking, it is not the only disease smoking can cause. Smoking increases your […]