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The Top 5 Heart Disease Facts

Posted by North Ohio Heart | Ohio Medical Group on Tue, Nov 07, 2017

It’s the thing more than 28 million of us have, but nobody wants—heart disease. It’s the No. 1 cause of death for both men and women, so you should know all the facts about heart disease. Developing heart disease may be concerning to you, but understanding heart disease facts can help, especially if you're not 100 percent sure about what goes into having a healthy heart.

So, to get you started, here’s a list of the top 5 facts about heart disease you may or may not know.

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Get Involved: The Lorain County Heart Walk

Posted by North Ohio Heart | Ohio Medical Group on Fri, May 09, 2014

If you want to make weekend plans that make a difference, look no further than the Lorain County Heart Walk taking place May 17 at Avon Commons (Click here for a map).

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Topics: diabetes, north ohio heart, Ohio Medical Group, american heart association, Lorain County Heart Walk

Heart Disease is STILL the Number One Killer of Women

Posted by North Ohio Heart | Ohio Medical Group on Tue, Feb 18, 2014

Despite great strides in medical advancements and life expectancy, heart disease remains the number one killer of women in the United States. Once thought of as a “man’s disease,” gender specific studies on health disease have only been around since the 1990s. Still, more women than men die of heart disease every year and—even with significant improvement in awareness—many women are still not aware of their risk factors.

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Topics: heart disease, Coronary heart disease risk, american heart association, women's heart health

Five Ways to Take Care of Your Heart This February

Posted by North Ohio Heart | Ohio Medical Group on Tue, Feb 11, 2014

You might find yourself pretty bombarded with hearts this month. In addition to chocolate-covered Valentine’s Day hearts, it’s also Heart Month and February is the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign. To put it mildly, February is a great time to focus on your heart and how you can take better care of yourself.

However, simply saying “I’m going to take better care of my heart this month” is a bit vague and makes it difficult to gauge success. To help kick off your heart month goals, we compiled a list of five simple and easy changes you can make to put your heart health first this February.

  1. Get Moving: If you aren’t someone who exercises regularly, be sure to talk to your doctor before beginning any formal exercise regime, but in the meantime, make an effort to move a little more. Whether it’s taking a walk, dancing in your kitchen, or dusting off the stationary bike in your garage, cardiovascular activity is great for your heart.
  2. Go Green: A total revamping of your diet might feel like a lot of pressure, so start small. Choose a serving of vegetables in place of another less heart healthy food is a great swap that can start a chain reaction of making better food choices.
  3. Visit Your Doctor: If you’ve fallen behind on your check-ups, make February the month you schedule an appointment. Your doctor can give you a clear picture of where you stand in your heart health and advice on how to achieve your goals.
  4. Take Time to De-stress: If the stress of a new year has started to weigh on you already, make sure you take time for activities that help lower your stress level. Relax with a book, meet up with friends, or take up yoga.
  5. Sleep More: Getting the proper amount of sleep is something that often easily slips off of the priority list, so make a conscious effort to turn in a little earlier this month.
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Topics: heart health month, heart health, healthy eating, american heart association

Celebrate 10 Years of Going Red with The American Heart Association

Posted by North Ohio Heart | Ohio Medical Group on Tue, Feb 04, 2014

It’s pretty common to see a lot of red during the month of February, but all the credit doesn’t go to Valentine’s Day cards and candy. This year, amidst celebrating with your sweetie, take some time to also appreciate your heart. Help raise awareness for the number one killer of women—heart disease—and join The American Heart Association in their tenth year of Go Red For Women.  

What is Go Red For Women?

First launched in 2004, Go Red for Women was created to educate women on their risk and the dangers of heart disease, as well as foster community, awareness and support. It also aimed to increase funding for research and treatments in hopes of lowering the high numbers of women killed by heart disease.

In the past ten years, Go Red has made big strides in the fight against heart disease for women. A few statistics (from their website) of the changes they’ve made:

  • 21% fewer women are dying of heart disease
  • 23% more women are aware that heart disease is the number one threat to women’s health.
  • More women specific guidelines for prevention and treatment
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Topics: heart disease, Go Red for Women, women's heart health, american heart association

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