Heart & Vascular

Expert advice about how to prevent, diagnose and treat adult and pediatric cardiovascular conditions

  • 10 essential ways to live your healthiest life

    10 essential ways to live your healthiest life

    The new year is just around the corner. It's an opportunity to reflect on your health habits and plan for preventive care and lifestyle changes with our helpful checklist.

  • Ask a dietitian: Should I eat a plant-based diet?

    Ask a dietitian: Should I eat a plant-based diet?

    Registered dietitian Jennifer Troupe shares her insights on the benefits of following a vegetarian or vegan diet, along with some resources to get started.

  • When should you have a cardiac stress test?

    When should you have a cardiac stress test?

    It may surprise you to learn that physicians don’t regard the cardiac stress test as routine.

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  • Know the signs of an enlarged heart

    Know the signs of an enlarged heart

    Cardiomyopathy, a condition when the heart muscles become rigid or enlarged, can lead to serious heart problems. Learn to recognize the symptoms.

  • Racket or paddle sports may offer greatest benefits

    Racket or paddle sports may offer greatest benefits

    While any form of exercise is good for you, team sports in general and racket sports in particular may do the most to extend your life.

  • Ask the dietitian: How to choose the right oil for different cooking temperatures

    Ask the dietitian: How to choose the right oil for different cooking temperatures

    You can make a good, healthy oil into an unhealthy one if cooking it at the wrong temperature.

  • Best of To Your Health 2018: Senior health

    Best of To Your Health 2018: Senior health

    We present some highlights of the To Your Health blog’s advice to seniors this year.

  • A heart attack can wreck your holiday

    A heart attack can wreck your holiday

    The holidays seem to cause a spike in heart attacks and strokes. Know the signs and symptoms so you can seek medical care immediately.

  • Best of To Your Health 2018: Heart and vascular

    Best of To Your Health 2018: Heart and vascular

    So much of our health is based on having a heart that is strong and well cared-for. Here's a year-end roundup of our best heart-healthy tips.

  • Why all women should know about MINOCA heart attacks

    Why all women should know about MINOCA heart attacks

    MINOCA heart attacks are different than typical ones caused by blocked arteries, and women are more susceptible to them.

  • Is breakfast the most important meal of the day?

    Is breakfast the most important meal of the day?

    Dousedaicon registered dietitian Jill McCarty explains why eating breakfast every day is important and provides some healthy tips on when and what we should be eating.

  • The A to Zzzzs of not getting enough sleep

    The A to Zzzzs of not getting enough sleep

    Lack of sleep affects your entire body and can put your physical, emotional, and cognitive health at risk.

  • Apple cider vinegar: Wishful thinking does not a health elixir make

    Apple cider vinegar: Wishful thinking does not a health elixir make

    Many health benefits are attributed to apple cider vinegar, but most have not been scientifically proven. Learn the myths and facts of this latest health trend, along with some of the dangers.

  • It's time to heed the call to exercise more

    It's time to heed the call to exercise more

    We all know that exercise is good for us, but most of us find reasons not to do it. We should reconsider.

  • What "I love you to the moon and back" says about your heart

    What "I love you to the moon and back" says about your heart

    This popular declaration of love has a different meaning that ties to heart health. Follow these tips to help keep your heart pumping for you and your loved ones.

  • Dispelling myths about people who receive Medicaid

    Dispelling myths about people who receive Medicaid

    People who are covered by Medicaid have the same hopes and plans as anybody else, but often have access to fewer resources. When they need health care, Dousedaicon St. Joseph Health is there.

  • Atrial fibrillation: What makes the heart skip a beat?

    Atrial fibrillation: What makes the heart skip a beat?

    AFib can be dangerous so you should know the causes behind this electrical dysfunction in the heart.

  • Cheese lovers take heart: It’s not all bad for you, if you practice portion control

    Cheese lovers take heart: It’s not all bad for you, if you practice portion control

    Enjoy cheese in small portions. Cheese is high in fat, salt, and calories, however, the healthier natural cheeses contain important nutrients.

  • Exercise gets your brain in shape as well as your body

    Exercise gets your brain in shape as well as your body

    Working out for physical fitness is great, but exercise also improves your mental fitness.

  • Should you weigh yourself daily?

    Should you weigh yourself daily?

    A daily check-in with the bathroom scale may be a useful tracking tool, but healthy weight loss is a multi-faceted journey that is about more than just being skinny.

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