911 for your heart: don’t ignore the signs

Posted by CarePoint Health on Feb 20, 2017 9:59:09 AM

How do you know if it’s a heart emergency? Consider the most common signs of cardiovascular danger. Certain symptoms like chest pain are well known; others not so much. When it comes to heart attack, stroke and cardiac arrest, being aware of the warnings—so you can respond in time—can make a life-saving difference.

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Topics: Heart health, Heart stroke, Heart attack, Heart failure

Obesity now considered a disease

Posted by CarePoint Health on Aug 14, 2015 8:30:00 AM

People struggling with their weight will probably tell you that obesity is much more than just how you look. More than one-third of our adult population is obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Obesity is now considered a disease by the American Medical Association (AMA) and World Health Organization. This classification can have some potential benefits for people trying to lose pounds.

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Topics: Bariatrics, Exercise, Nutrition, Health, Diabetes, Heart health, Heart stroke, Heart attack

5 things to know about a-fib

Posted by CarePoint Health on Jun 17, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Atrial fibrillation, or a-fib, is a condition in which the heart beats erratically, often too fast. Over 2 million Americans are living with this condition, which often feels like the heart is quivering, thumping, or skipping in the chest.

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Topics: Heart health, Heart stroke, Heart failure

Lower your risk of stroke

Posted by CarePoint Health on Jun 10, 2015 11:00:00 AM

A stroke can be devastating to an individual and his or her family. A stroke, or “brain attack,” occurs when blood supply to the brain is interrupted by a clot or hemorrhage. When the supply is cut off, even for a few minutes, brain cells begin to die. The longer the blood supply is lost, the higher the chance of disability and death.

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Topics: Heart health, Heart stroke, Smoking