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Heat and Humidity Are Hard On Your Heart

Posted by North Ohio Heart | Ohio Medical Group on Tue, Jun 19, 2018

If you love getting out in the summer sun, you know that sometimes, you have to be careful. The heat and humidity can bring added danger—especially if you have heart disease. The heart attack risk calculator doesn’t account for it, but if you understand why heat and humidity are hard on your heart, you’ll be better prepared to protect yourself when the temperature rises.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the combination of heat and heart disease can be a deadly one. In fact, their researchers say about 25 percent of heat-related deaths are tied to the convergence of heat, humidity and heart disease. Older adults are even more at risk. People age 65 and older are more more likely to die from heat-related cardiovascular disease than the general population. African-Americans also have higher-than-average rates.

Most healthy people tolerate extreme changes in the weather without missing a beat. But if your heart is damaged, it may not be so simple. Let’s look at why heat and humidity can be hard on your heart, especially if you have heart disease, and what you can do to decrease your risk.

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Topics: cardiologist, healthy living, cardiovascular disease, Cardiovascular risk factors, healthy life, hearth health, dizziness, Family Medicine

The Best Way to Celebrate Men's Health Month

Posted by North Ohio Heart | Ohio Medical Group on Thu, Jun 14, 2018

Men don’t like to go to the doctor. We get that. It’s even been proven in studies. But this is

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Topics: Manage Your Health, healthy diet, doctor visit, avoiding illness, Family Medicine, Older Adults

The Alzheimer's Disease Facts You Need to Know

Posted by North Ohio Heart | Ohio Medical Group on Tue, Jun 12, 2018

The number of Americans living with Alzheimer's disease is growing—and growing fast.

Researchers with the Alzheimer’s Association say more than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer's disease. But what’s scary is that 10 percent of people age 65 and older have Alzheimer's dementia, which is a a general term for memory loss and other cognitive abilities serious enough to interfere with daily life.

Another Alzheimer’s Disease fact that many people don’t know is that almost two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer's are women. Research shows women are more impacted by Alzheimer’s Disease than men. And heart disease rates are dropping, while the number of people with Alzheimer’s disease keeps going up.

Since June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month, we’d like to share some Alzheimer’s Disease facts that will help you understand how the disease develops and what you can do to decrease your risk.

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Topics: healthy life

Super Sun Safety Tips You Can Use All Year Long

Posted by North Ohio Heart | Ohio Medical Group on Thu, Jun 07, 2018

Warm summer days are upon us, which means you’ll be spending a lot more time in the sun. But keep this in mind: June is sun safety month. It may seem like common sense, but there are some simple sun safety tips you can use to decrease your risk of developing skin cancer.

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. It’s scary to think 1 in 5 people will develop skin cancer. But it’s also important to remember that most skin cancers can be prevented.

Here are some sun safety tips you can implement all year long.

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Topics: healthy life

These CPR Basics Can Help Save a Life in an Emergency

Posted by North Ohio Heart | Ohio Medical Group on Tue, Jun 05, 2018

If you see someone going into cardiac arrest the steps you take in the minutes that follow could save a life. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, or CPR, could make the difference. Even knowing some CPR basics can help in an emergency situation.

According to the American Heart Association more than 350,000 cardiac arrests happen outside a hospital each year in the United States. Research shows only 1 in 5 Americans is trained in CPR, and 90 percent of people who suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrests die.

Everyone is encouraged to learn CPR, which can help double cardiac arrest survival rates by year 2020. CPR, if performed immediately and correctly, can double or triple a victim’s chance of survival. So, let’s learn some CPR basics that may help you help someone in an emergency.

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Topics: cardiology, cardiologist, healthy living, heart health, stroke, cardiovascular health, cardiovascular disease, Cardiovascular risk factors, cardiovascular system, Older Adults

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