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How Much Sleep Do I Really Need?

An estimated 18 to 20 million Americans have some type of sleep disorder. Not getting enough sleep has proven to be detrimental mentally, physically, psychologically, and emotionally. Are you one of them? Do you know how much sleep you should be g...




Excessive Daytime Sleepiness

It’s common to feel tired sometimes, but your sleepiness shouldn’t adversely affect your well-being. Current estimates are that as many as 20 percent of the population suffers from excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS).  Are you one of them? ...




Celebrating Cardiac Rehab: Be Good to Your Heart!

In January of 1978 the late Dr. Robert M.A. VanVooren began an exercise program at the Tri-Community YMCA in Southbridge, MA for his patients with heart disease. Dr. VanVooren, an Internal Medicine Physician at Harrington Hospital, had heard of pr...




Typical and Atypical Angina: What to Look For

Angina is a common condition that affects several million people in the United States. Yet most people aren’t aware of the different symptoms and types of this condition for men and women. Angina pectoris or typical angina is the discomfort that i...




Fats and Heart Health

Not all fats are created equal. Eating foods that contain saturated fats can raise your blood cholesterol, particularly your LDL, or “bad” cholesterol. High levels of LDL cholesterol can increase your risk of heart disease and stroke. However, re...




Be Good to Your Heart During Heart Month and Beyond

The Power of Exercise Many New Year’s resolutions revolve around improving overall health and fitness with a pledge to exercise more. For some, the beginning of every year has great potential for a health revolution. Unfortunately, for most, the...




Seeing RED this February for Heart Awareness

For those of us who work in cardiac care, February is always a busy and special month. The first Friday in February is always GO RED FOR WOMEN DAY, the second week of the month is Cardiac Rehab Week, and of course there is Valentine’s Day on the 14...



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