Jan 23

10 Heart Healthy Food to Improve Cardiovascular Health

Aside from not smoking and exercise, diet plays a significant role in overall cardiovascular health. Certainly, there are foods that are better than others both for the heart and overall wellness. Those foods which raise blood pressure or cholesterol, two important risk factors, can often facilitate heart disease.

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Jan 14

4 Habits that Are Hurting Your Heart and Why to Change Them

The new year is here, which means another fresh start towards improving your heart health. Whether you’re planning to jump into a new exercise routine or eat smarter for overall wellness, there are plenty of opportunities to improve or maintain your health. Though aside from the habits you would like or need to form to keep your heart in the best shape possible, there are a few habits that you should also avoid with equal tenacity.

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Jan 07

Four Cardio Exercises to Integrate in Your 2020 New Year Workout

It’s that time of year again! Whether you’re looking to change up your current workout routine or start one altogether, beginning your new year’s resolution with a little cardio can help you gain some much-needed momentum and keep your heart healthy to boot!

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Dec 31
Dec 19

What is the Screening Process for Lung Cancer?

To have the best fighting chance against lung cancer, early detection is essential. However, lung cancer, like several other cancers and diseases, doesn’t always reveal its symptoms until it’s significantly advanced. For this reason, people who are in good health should strongly consider receiving a lung cancer screening, especially if they have a history of smoking.

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Dec 13

Lung Cancer Prognosis: What You Should Know

Lung cancer is the most lethal cancer in the United States, with a five-year survival rate of 18.6 percent. The statistical survival rate is considerably less than other common cancers, such as colorectal (64.5 percent), breast (89.6 percent), and prostate (98.2 percent), a sordid reality considering the prevalence of lung cancer. According to the Lung Cancer Foundation of America, 142,670 lung cancer deaths are expected in 2019 (accounting for 27 percent of all cancer deaths in the country).

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Dec 10

When Does It Make Sense to Receive a Lung Scan?

In the United States, about 228,150 new cases of lung cancer are estimated to be diagnosed by the end of 2019. Of those cases, roughly 142,670 deaths are estimated to occur from lung cancer. Lung cancer remains the leading cause of death among all cancers, a total greater than the next three cancers combined.

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Dec 06

Plaque Buildup in the Arteries (Artherosclerosis) and How to Avoid It

Often, the root cause of peripheral and carotid artery diseases is a condition known as atherosclerosis, which occurs as plaque builds up inside the arteries and prevents blood from reaching certain parts of the body. The plaque consists of fat, cholesterol, and calcium that hardens over time and constricts the pathways that allow oxygen-rich blood to flow to organs and parts of the body, leading to cardiovascular problems that could culminate in a heart attack or stroke.

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Nov 25

Plaque in the Arteries and How to Avoid It

Often, the root cause of peripheral and carotid artery diseases is a condition known as atherosclerosis, which occurs as plaque builds up inside the arteries and prevents blood from reaching certain parts of the body. The plaque consists of fat, cholesterol, and calcium that hardens over time and constricts the pathways that allow oxygen-rich blood to flow to organs and parts of the body, leading to cardiovascular problems that could culminate in a heart attack or stroke.

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Nov 18

7 Risk Factors for Artery Disease You Should Know

No matter the classification of artery disease, the cause is usually the same. Blood flow is slowed from a plaque buildup in the arteries themselves, which can affect the function of your heart, limbs, and brain. Strokes are for more likely when artery diseases are present, so it’s important to first address the primary risk factors for artery disease.

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In this ebook, we discuss our selection of scans and when it might be beneficial for you to schedule one. We outline our process and what you can expect for each option, including results and reports.

 

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