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The WATCHMAN Device: An Alternative Treatment to Blood Thinners

By Orville Caval on Feb 18, 2020 9:15:00 AM

Atrial fibrillation is a turbulent rhythm of the upper chambers of the heart called the atria. It is the most common heart rhythm disorder, affecting more than 2.7 million people in the United States.

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Celebrate American Heart Month Together: Join the #OurHearts Movement

By Orville Caval on Feb 14, 2020 10:00:00 AM

Did you know that people who have close relationships at home, work, or in their community tend to be healthier and live longer? One reason, according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), is that we're more successful at meeting our health goals when we join forces with others. NHLBI launched the #OurHearts movement to inspire us to protect and strengthen our hearts with the support of others. 

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2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (health.gov)

By Orville Caval on Feb 10, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Every five years since 1980, a new edition of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans is published. Its goal is to make recommendations about the components of a healthy and nutritionally adequate diet to help promote health and prevent chronic diseases for current and future generations. Although many of its recommendations have remained relatively regular over time, the Dietary Guidelines have evolved as scientific knowledge has grown. These advancements have provided a greater understanding of, and focus on, the importance of healthy eating patterns, and how foods and beverages act synergistically to affect health. Therefore, healthy eating patterns are a focus of the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines.

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February is American Heart Month

By Orville Caval on Feb 7, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Raise awareness about heart health and urge those around you to prevent heart disease. #OurHearts are healthier together. Join us!

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10 ways to cut 500 calories a day

By Orville Caval on Jan 27, 2020 11:00:00 AM

Despite the type of diet you follow, to lose weight, you need to burn more calories than you take in each day. For most people, cutting about 500 calories per day is an excellent place to start. If you eat 500 calories less daily, you should lose about one pound per week.

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