Heart Health

July 11, 2017

My Healthy Life Podcast: Episode 11 – Recognizing a Stroke Could Mean Saving a Life

Do you know the signs and symptoms of a stroke? Could you recognize if you or someone around you was experiencing a stroke? What if we told you that knowing those key symptoms could mean saving a life – your own, or even someone else’s? Every six seconds, someone in the world is experiencing a […]

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April 13, 2017

Preventing Heart Disease – Five Ways to Give Yourself the Best Odds

Did you know you can prevent heart disease? And if you already have heart disease, you can slow it down? The truth is you can help lower your risk. But how? Don’t smoke. If you smoke, quitting is probably the most important thing you can do. Medicines and counseling can help you quit. And no […]

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February 22, 2017

High Blood Pressure – What Exactly Does That Mean?

By Michael Romig, DO Asheville Cardiology Associates – Hendersonville When it comes to your blood pressure, do you really know what that means? Educating yourself on blood pressure is important because is attributes to more than 360,000 American deaths each year. In fact, high blood pressure is quite common, with more than 3 million cases per […]

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February 20, 2017

Help for Heart Rhythm Disorders Is Here – Technology Brings a Cure

By Cheri Hinshelwood Electrical impulses in your heart signal each chamber to beat. Short circuits or misfires can create abnormal rhythms known as arrhythmias. Electrophysiology is the study and treatment of heart rhythm disorders and is one of the most rapidly evolving areas of healthcare today. New Technology “With advances in technology, we’re now able […]

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February 17, 2017

What is Code STEMI? Quick Heart Attack Response Could Save Your Life

By Jennifer Sellers During a heart attack, time loss is muscle loss, said Angela Solesbee, RN, CCCC, STEMI Coordinator for Mission Heart. Delayed treatment can increase damage to the heart muscle and also increase the risk of death. In the past, this was a particular danger for heart attack patients who live and work in […]

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February 16, 2017

Five Heart-Healthy Exercises You Can Do at Your Desk

Just because you’re at the office, that doesn’t mean you can’t incorporate some desk exercises to keep your cardiovascular health on track. Short bouts of exercise between conference calls and checking emails will help improve fitness levels and heart health while burning a few extra calories. In addition, a minimal amount of extra activity can […]

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February 13, 2017

Health Benefits of Chocolate – What Is Flavanol, and How Does It Help Your Heart?

By Laura Tolle Registered Dietitian So, you want to give your Valentine some chocolate. Go ahead, but keep it on the healthier side. Is that possible? Yes, here’s the why and how. The cacao bean is actually rich in a type of plant nutrient called flavonoids. Flavonoids are found in a variety of fruits and […]

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February 10, 2017

My Healthy Life Podcast: Episode 9 – Can Food Really Fuel Your Heart?

Picture this: actually taking the cholesterol out of your arteries. If you don’t think “you are what you eat,” think again. In this episode of My Healthy Life, we learn about the power of food as medicine in fueling our hearts, minds and bodies. Each February, which is designated as Heart Month, we recognize the […]

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February 9, 2017

Heart-Healthy Recipe: Crockpot Vegetarian Chili

This quick and easy heart-healthy recipe will warm your family on a cold day, and provide a nutritious meal while keeping all the flavor. This recipe was featured on Facebook LIVE, as demonstrated by Mission Heart and Asheville Cardiology Associates Registered Dietitians Megan Greathouse and Jane Stokla Ryan. Click here to watch the instructional video. Crockpot […]

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February 6, 2017

Heart-Healthy Recipe: Chef Tim Boissy’s Raw Marinara Sauce

Eating heart healthy can be a huge factor in reducing your risk of heart disease. There are lots of accessible ingredients in the super market that can support a heart healthy diet. But sometimes the how to use them can be a bit overwhelming. Tim Boissy, chef and owner of Nectar Café in Asheville, brings his […]

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