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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Tracking Your Heart Health

Cardiovascular Wellness Center
Record your health data with our online trackers, access additional information and resources on how to be heart healthy, and even share your results with your provider.

The American Heart Association (AHA) has unveiled a new interactive tool that allows you to manage and track some important cardiac risk factors by teaming up with Microsoft HEalth Vault to track your health, and the health of your loved ones.

Heart360 allows you to enter your blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol and weight. Record your health data with online trackers, access additional information and resources on how to be heart healthy, and even share your results with your provider.

It is private, secure and easy to use.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Did Reporter Suffer Stroke on Live TV?

This is a very scary video of what looks very similar to the classic signs of a mini-stroke, or transient ischemic attack (TIA). While dozens of medical specialists across the country have speculated on what exactly she had, no conclusive diagnosis has been released in the media. The difficulty finding or forming words is known as aphasia and can be a harbinger of worrisome neurologic events to come.

Strokes and TIAs are too common in this country and we now have the ability to screen most people to see if they are at increased risk for such events. But start with the basics by controlling your blood pressure, eating healthily and asking your doctor lots of questions.

*************** UPDATE*******************

Turns out that the working diagnosis of this newscaster's acute aphasia was a complex migraine.

Branson said in a TV interview with her station that the cause was most likely migraine.

That night, she said, she started to get "a really bad headache," and things got strange from there.

"At around 10 o'clock that night I was sitting in the live truck with my field producer and the photographer and I was starting to look at some of my notes," she said in the interview. "I started to think, the words on the page are blurry and I could notice that my thoughts were not forming the way they normally do."

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Go Red for Women!

Cardiovascular disease claimed the lives of nearly 500,000 American women each year, yet women were not paying attention. In fact, many even dismissed it as an “older man’s disease.” To dispel the myths and raise awareness of heart disease as the number one killer of women, the American Heart Association created Go Red For Women – a passionate, emotional, social initiative designed to empower women to take charge of their heart health.

To make sure your cardiovascular health is where it should be, please visit our website and make an appointment today!