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Cardiology Consultants of North Morris
356 US Highway 46
Mountain Lakes, NJ 07046
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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Stents and How They Help

The Society of Cardiac Angiography and Intervention (SCAI) recently realeased a video showing how interventional cardiologists use cardiac catheterization and stents to improve your quality of life and save lives. At Cardiology Consultants of North Morris, we offer every interventional cardiac modality. All 3 of our intervntionalists are board certified and fellows of the Society of Cardiac Angiography and Intervention. We also offer the transradial approach to cathaterization, using the wrist instead of the groin to make your recovery easier.


Monday, November 8, 2010

Do You Know What Your Kids Are Eating?

Most of us are guilty of enjoying the greasy goodness of a Whopper with fries. And most of us have also noticed that our kids seem to enjoy fast food as well. And this may not be a coincidence. A new study from Yale University shows that our youngest solid food eaters are being inundated with fast food ads which may impact their eating habits later in life.

From the LA Times:

In 2009 preschoolers saw 56% more ads for Subway, 21% more ads for McDonald's and 9% more ads for Burger King, compared with 2007. Children age 6 to 11 saw even more: 59% more ads for Subway, 26% more for McDonald's and 10% more for Burger King.

The report also found that African American kids and teens are exposed to at least 50% more fast food ads than their white counterparts.
The report is also critical of how some fast food restaurants don't make healthful options more obvious. It found that although most establishments have at least one nourishing side dish and beverage for their children's meals, these are hardly ever offered as an alternate choice. And despite advertisements that show healthful options, the report finds that French fries are served with kids' meals 86% of the time, and soft drinks at least 55% of the time.

But this trend may change if other major cities follow San Francisco's lead:

Last week the board of supervisors in San Francisco voted to ban Happy Meals and similar restaurant items that come with a toy and have disproportionate amounts of fat, calories and sodium. Another vote may be necessary to make the ban final.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Heart Healthy Diet

Patients are often asking us how to eat right and improve their diet. Well, the government (the National Institute of Health, really) actually provides some great answers. The NIH website offers a lot of great information about how to keep you and your family healthy and this is juts one part of it.

Here are some highlights:
Heart Healthy Diet Guidelines -- you should eat:
  • 8-10% of the day's total calories from saturated fat.
  • 30 percent or less of the day’s total calories from fat.
  • Less than 300 milligrams of dietary cholesterol a day.
  • Limit sodium intake to 2400 milligrams a day.
  • Just enough calories to achieve or maintain a healthy weight and reduce your blood cholesterol level. (Ask your doctor or registered dietitian what is a reasonable calorie level for you.)

For the whole article, go here:

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