Alternate Ways to Exercise Your Heart

February is Heart Month, and did you know that your heart is a muscle that needs to be exercised? Revving up your heart rate through exercise or doing something you enjoy, like dancing or even walking briskly, helps build aerobic fitness. Our bodies learn to move oxygen and blood into our muscles more efficiently. NorthShore … Continued

CPR and an AED Saved My Life

The evening of Friday, Oct. 14, 2022 started with a paddle tennis match that ended in a way neither Steve Farber, 56, nor Jon Gault, 51, could have predicted. Instead of battling it out on opposite sides of the court, they ended up fighting for the same thing: to save Steve’s life after sudden cardiac … Continued

Ask These Seven Questions to Learn Your Family’s History of Heart Disease

Here’s an attention-getting fact: If 50% of your family has heart disease before age 50, you are at a 50% higher risk of having heart disease. Heart disease is broad and includes many conditions, such as coronary artery disease, heart failure, arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death. There are several factors that can increase your risk … Continued

10 Tips for a Heart-Healthy Diet

Following a heart-healthy diet doesn’t need to be difficult or complicated. You just need to know which foods you should focus on and which foods you should eat less often. Here are a few tips to get started. Focus on eating nutrient-rich foods These days, more foods are processed or ultra-processed, which leaves them with … Continued

When You Should Get a Heart Screening

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States with one person dying every 36 seconds from the condition. Fortunately, understanding your risk for the disease, as well as taking steps to detect it, can help you get treatment to better manage it. … Continued

What’s the Difference Between Stents and Bypass?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, coronary artery disease is the most common type of heart disease and affects more than 18 million adults in the United States. Coronary artery disease develops when the blood vessels that supply your heart with oxygen become diseased or obstructed. This can lead to a reduction … Continued

What You Need to Know About Peripheral Vascular Disease

When most people think of narrowed or blocked blood vessels, they think about it in terms of how it might affect the heart. But reduced or blocked blood flow can also affect other areas of your body. Peripheral vascular disease affects blood vessels – including both arteries and veins – outside of the heart. Here … Continued

Foods For Your Heart: Simple Diet Changes You Can Make

A healthy diet and lifestyle are the best way to prevent a variety of diseases, including heart disease. It may seem daunting to change your diet, but starting with small steps and building on your success can lead to improved health and lasting lifestyle changes. Here are tips to improve your diet and help your … Continued

Don’t Ignore These Heart Attack Warning Signs

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every 40 seconds someone in the United States suffers a heart attack. These attacks can be deadly but the outcome is greatly affected by how quickly symptoms are recognized and treatment is received. A heart attack occurs when there’s a sudden obstruction of blood flow to … Continued

Does Heart Disease Run in Your Family?

You eat well, get regular exercise and don’t smoke in an effort to keep your heart healthy. But the one factor you can’t control is family health history. When heart disease runs in the family, it automatically puts everyone at a higher risk. But the more you know, the better you’ll be able to limit … Continued