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Meditation Heart Benefits

If you’re feeling too stressed out to hit the gym, or don’t have enough time to prepare a delicious and healthy snack, we have got you covered! Meditation is one simple tactic you can perform that will keep your nerves at ease and keep your heart healthy.

One study from the American Journal of Cardiology examined data from over 61,000

Mental Health and Heart Health

For quite a while, there was no recognition on the connection between mental health and heart health. Well now that thought process is changing as research indicates a connection between the mind and the heart. In other words, biological and chemical factors that trigger mental health can also influence heart disease.

With that in mind, and with May being mental

FCCI’s Amputation Prevention Center

 

Woodrow Buie had reached the last resort. He was facing a wound that could not heal without proper blood flow. It seemed that his options were becoming more limited and he was at risk for amputation. (more…)

Health Hacks: College Edition

It’s never too early to start monitoring your heart health. The reality is that heart disease can affect anyone – even college students. Now is the time to start forming heart healthy habits that you can practice throughout your life. Not sure where to start? Keep reading to learn more about

Healthcare Terms & What They Really Mean

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between open surgery and a procedure? Or why it matters if your physician is board certified? These are just a few things that you should be aware of before heading to your next doctor’s appointment. Keep reading to learn more about some common

Thoughtful Tuesday

“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Wishing is not enough; we must do.”
-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Whether it’s recommending lifestyle changes, prescribing medication, or researching cutting-edge technologies – our physicians have the knowledge and ambition to treat our patients with the highest quality care.
 

What’s the Difference Between a Heart Attack & Cardiac Arrest?

Every year in the US, approximately 1.5 million people have a heart attack and 350,000 people suffer from cardiac arrest. Both events are two of the leading causes of heart related deaths nationwide. Although both terms sound similar, there is a key difference between a heart attack and cardiac

How Yoga Can Improve Your Heart Health

Originating in India thousands of years ago, the art of yoga continues to inspire people around the world today. Yoga is a meditative practice that uses physical postures and breathing techniques to enhance the mind, body, spirit connection. In addition to these benefits, yoga can also improve your heart

A Guide to Intermittent Fasting

There are plenty of trendy diet plans out there that promise to help people lose weight and stay healthy. From juice cleanses to raw food diets, there can be a lot of misinformation about the reality of living a healthy lifestyle. Contrary to popular belief, intermittent fasting does not

How to Get the Best Blood Pressure Reading

We all know how important it is to check your blood pressure regularly for signs of hypertension and other cardiovascular disease. Oftentimes, however, blood pressure readings may be inaccurate the first time they are read. Stress, anxiety, caffeine, and even talking during the test are all factors that could affect

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