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What Causes Heart Disease? - Part 2

Posted by Deanna Kidd on Wed, Sep 11, 2013

In our previous post, we talked about the causes of cardiovascular disease, heart arrhythmia, and heart defects. Today, we will discuss the causes of cardiomyopathy, heart infection, and valvular heart disease:

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Topics: heart disease, cardiovascular disease, healthy life, heart basics

What Causes Heart Disease? - Part 1

Posted by Deanna Kidd on Tue, Sep 10, 2013

Heart disease is a serious disease that can lead to death. In order to prevent or manage heart disease, you have to know the factors that contribute to its development. Here’s a look at the causes of various types of heart disease:

Causes of Cardiovascular Disease

Cardiovascular disease is a term that is used to describe heart and blood vessel problems that are caused by atherosclerosis, or buildup of plaque in the arteries. The function of arteries is to transport oxygen and nutrients from the heart to other parts of the body, and healthy arteries are strong and flexible. Nevertheless, too much pressure in the arteries can make their walls stiff and thick over time, and this can restrict the flow of blood to the rest of the body. Atherosclerosis is the main cause of cardiovascular disease, and it usually results from an unhealthy diet, excessive weight, lack of exercise, and smoking.

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Topics: heart disease, causes of heart disease, heart health, cardiovascular disease

Healthy Tips for Your Summer Vacation

Posted by Deanna Kidd on Tue, Jul 03, 2012

Going on a vacation gives you an opportunity to take a break from your stressful lifestyle and indulge in your favorite activities. While it is natural to want to let loose during a vacation, you should not forget about your health. Sticking to your healthy habits can help you prevent travel illnesses and give you the peace of mind to enjoy your vacation to the fullest. Here are a number of healthy tips for your summer vacation:

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Topics: heart disease, healthy food, health traveling

Libya Flourishing But Still Needs Medical Assistance

Posted by Deanna Kidd on Wed, Jun 27, 2012

When Dr. Othman Shemisa returned to his native country of Libya after 27 years, he didn’t know what to expect. The country had been ruled by a violent dictator for decades and had just won its independence. “I was apprehensive and not sure of what I would find there. Would there be hope or despair?” he wondered. It turned out to be all hope and beyond. “I think the country has a very good chance of achieving its ambitions and the people have a good opportunity to reach the goals that they have set for themselves,” he says. “They wanted to be free and that’s what they did. We want to remain free, and that is reiterated everywhere.”

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Topics: north ohio heart, doctor shemisa, libya

Dr. Othman Shemisa Finds New Hope in Libya

Posted by Deanna Kidd on Mon, Jun 25, 2012

Last month, Dr. Othman Shemisa spent two weeks in Libya after being away from his home country for 27 years. “The regime before was hostile to anybody who lived outside or disagreed with the government,” Dr. Shemisa says. When the Gaddafi regime fell, the country was welcoming to people with other points of view and the doctor, along with many others, were able to return to the country they grew up in.

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Topics: north ohio heart, doctor shemisa, libya

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