Women’s Health

Estrogen raises HDL cholesterol, which could explain why, as a rule, women have higher HDL levels than men. Estrogen production is highest during the childbearing years so pre-menopausal women are usually protected from developing heart disease. Women also tend to have higher triglyceride levels. Triglyceride levels below 150 mg/dL are considered normal. As women grow …

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Children’s Health

We now know that the atherosclerotic process, or buildup of fatty plaque in arteries, begins in childhood and continues slowly into adulthood where it often results in coronary heart disease, the leading cause of death in the United States. 450,000 Americans die every year from coronary heart disease despite significant progress in reducing deaths in …

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Heart Failure

First of all, if you or a loved one have been told that you have heart failure, don’t panic.  Your doctor did not mean that your heart has stopped working completely and there is nothing he or you can do about it.  It means that your heart is weaker and pumping with less power than …

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Obesity is an accumulation of body fat, usually 20% or more over a person’s ideal body weight. To avoid obesity and maintain a healthy weight you must balance the amount of foods you eat and the type of foods with the amount of energy you expend every day. If you are significantly overweight, your lifespan …

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Lifesavers help us move our mission forward by making a monthly gift of $20.00 or more to support our Heart Disease Research Institute. Just as we invest in finding new treatments for our future, your gift will allow us to save future generations of men and women working hard to secure a future for their family in an impactful way.