Let’s Hear It For Worrying!

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Some minds rarely take a rest—thoughts keep whirring, even throughout the night. What if you could let worrying and mental rumination work to your advantage?  Worrying, often perceived negatively, can have positive aspects when managed appropriately. Feelings at the Root of Thoughts  “He who fears he shall suffer already suffers what he fears” is a well-known quote attributed to the …

Female faces of cardiovascular disease

A Different Risk: Women and Cardiovascular Disease

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Although the overall mortality due to cardiovascular disease (CVD) is decreasing for both women and men, it is still the leading cause of death for all American women regardless of ethnicity In 2014, females represented nearly half of deaths attributable to CVD. Over the next month, we will provide information on the differences in cardiovascular disease in women compared to …

Work Stress and Cardiovascular Disease

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Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death of American adults. Although much attention is given to the importance of diet, exercise, smoking cessation and the role of genetics, a lesser focus has been given to the role of stress reduction in the prevention and treatment of heart disease.   A large number of studies have demonstrated a clear link between …

The Heart Truth About Sleep Apnea

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Our hearts are incredible. They literally keep us alive. They send blood around our body, they provide us with the oxygen and the nutrients we need to stay alive, and they carry away waste in the process. We know this. But, most of us don’t realize just how easy it is to damage this special organ, and why we need …

Happy New Year, Cardiogram Fam!

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Dear Cardiogram Fam,  Just like that, our year comes to an end.  For some of us, this year was one full of growth and joy. For others, it was one full of obstacles and heartache.  For all of us, it was a temporary part of the journey.   With the new year approaching, we all share the same goal of becoming …