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The Pros and Cons of Taking a Fish Oil Supplement

Posted by North Ohio Heart | Ohio Medical Group on Thu, May 04, 2017

A fish oil supplement is often recommended to people who don’t eat much fish in their daily diet, but still want the heart and vascular benefits of omega-3s. It might seem like an easy solution to just add an extra pill to your vitamin routine, but you might not always be getting the benefits you expected. While you should always speak to your doctor before adding a supplement to your diet, we’ve compiled a quick list of pros and cons to help you decide if a fish oil supplement is the right choice for you.

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Topics: heart disease, heart health, heart attack, fish oil supplements

How to Recognize Heart Attack Symptoms in Women

Posted by North Ohio Heart | Ohio Medical Group on Tue, Jan 31, 2017

Heart disease is the most fatal disease in the United States for both men and women, claiming over 800,000 lives each year. More women die from heart disease than all forms of cancer combined.

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Topics: heart disease, healthy eating, women's heart health, heart attack

6 Heart Disease Risk Factors You Can Control

Posted by North Ohio Heart | Ohio Medical Group on Thu, Sep 15, 2016

When it comes to your health—and, in particular, your heart disease risks—you can’t control some factors. However, while you may not be able to change your family history or genetic predisposition, you can reduce your risk for heart disease by making changes to your lifestyle.

Luckily, making those changes to the factors you can control can also help lower your overall risk and make those uncontrollable factors less of a threat. So what are you waiting for? Here are six heart disease risk factors you can control and start tackling today.

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Topics: heart disease

5 Heart-Healthy Foods for Everyday Meals

Posted by North Ohio Heart | Ohio Medical Group on Tue, Feb 16, 2016

Before you reach for that box of Oreos or get that burger at lunchtime, take a moment to think about the consequences they have on your body. Sure, short-term you’ll feel satisfied by the sweet or salty goodness, but then it will sink in that the saturated fats you’ve ingested do a lot more than make you tired. In the long-term, high-fat food can lead to depression and heart disease, the leading cause of death among Americans.

Keeping your heart healthy now can allow you to enjoy life’s big moments, like a child’s college graduation or a best friend’s retirement party. What you put into your body has a huge impact on your heart.

Here are five heart-healthy foods that could help improve your quality of life.

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Topics: heart disease, hearth health

Top 5 Questions You Should Ask Your Doctor About Heart Disease

Posted by North Ohio Heart | Ohio Medical Group on Thu, Jan 28, 2016

A heart disease diagnosis can be scary and overwhelming. If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with heart disease recently, you want to make sure you have access to all the information you need to keep yourself as healthy as possible moving forward.

Since it’s not uncommon to get flustered and anxious during an appointment, coming prepared with a list of questions can help you make the most of your face-to-face time with your doctor. Here are the top five questions you should cover during your appointment.

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Topics: heart disease, symptoms of heart disease

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