Meditation for Health

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You have probably heard of meditation, although what meditation actually means can be unclear, as it means different things to different people. While there are many styles, techniques, and traditions, almost all meditation includes a practice of focusing or clearing the mind by quietly witnessing your thoughts and feelings and external stimuli without getting caught up in them. Meditation practices …

Move From Healthcare to Self Care!

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Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the broad term for a group of diseases that typically coexist and include: About 1 in 3 Americans has at least one type of CVD. Prevention is the best treatment because CVD kills more people than cancer, accidents, and chronic lower respiratory diseases combined. CVD risk factors are a mix of modifiable and non-modifiable influences. Modifiable …

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8 Common Myths About Heart Disease: Let’s Set the Record Straight

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Heart disease is the number one cause of death worldwide in both men and women. In fact, nearly 18 million deaths each year are due to heart disease.1 Despite just how common a health concern it is, many people are still unaware of the facts around heart disease. And unfortunately, this type of misinformation can encourage lifestyles that are more …

SVT and Me (Part 3)

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SPECIAL GUEST BLOGGERHi, Cardiogram Fam! In Part 3/3 of her SVT and Me series, Shaquana Graves (also known as Shay), a fellow Cardiogram member and cardiovascular technologist, details her experience with cardiac ablation. Once Cardiogram helped to validate my condition and concerns (all of which I share in Part 2), I was finally able to be truly heard by my medical …

What is Myocarditis?

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Myocarditis is an inflammation of the heart muscle. It can be caused by a viral infection, but it can also have other causes, such as autoimmune disease, exposure to certain toxins, or a reaction to a medication.Symptoms of MyocarditisMyocarditis can be mild, with few or no symptoms, or it can be severe, resulting in chest pain, arrhythmias, or even heart …