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What is Carotid Artery Disease and How is it Treated? - Part 2

Posted by North Ohio Heart | Ohio Medical Group on Thu, Jul 26, 2012

In our last post, we talked about the causes and symptoms of carotid artery disease. Today, we will explain the various methods used to diagnose and treat the disease.

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Topics: diabetes, stroke, hypertension, stop smoking, risk of stroke

What You Need to Know about High Cholesterol - Part 2

Posted by North Ohio Heart | Ohio Medical Group on Wed, Jul 11, 2012

In our previous post, we discussed about high cholesterol and the health problems that may result from it. We will share more information about the condition today.

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Topics: cholesterol, diabetes, high blood pressure, hypertension

Shocking Fast Food Statistics You Should Know

Posted by Deanna Kidd on Mon, Apr 23, 2012

Most people are aware that eating fast food is detrimental to their health, but this does not stop them from visiting their favorite fast food restaurants frequently. Fast food is a bigger part of the American diet than you may think, and it puts both young and old Americans in greater danger of developing a wide range of health problems, some of which are potentially life-threatening.

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Topics: diabetes, stroke, coronary heart disease, obesity, hypertension

Common Medications for Treating Heart Disease - Part 2

Posted by Deanna Kidd on Fri, Mar 16, 2012

In our previous article we mentioned that ACE inhibitors and ARBs are common medications used to treat heart disease. Now, we will take a look at beta blockers and calcium channel blockers. These medications are all effective in their own ways, and they have their own pros and cons, as well as side effects.

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Topics: heart disease, heart health, high blood pressure, hypertension

Breakthrough in Study of Heart Disease among African Americans

Posted by Deanna Kidd on Mon, Oct 17, 2011

Medical experts had known for a long time that people of African descent are at a greater risk of contracting heart disease than their Caucasian counterparts. It is commonly believed that this disparity results from factors such as societal pressure and diet. For example, one theory explains that African-Americans have a higher chance of suffering from hypertension because they are more affected by racial issues. However, a study conducted by researchers from the Medical University of South Carolina has shed new light on the development of heart disease in blacks.

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Topics: heart disease, heart attacks, hypertension

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