Category Archives: Cardiovascular Health

The Super Bowl of Super Foods

by Lacy Davidson, MS, RDN, LD, CDE, RYT, Nourish Appalachia Gearing up for the big game? I have to admit, at the very moment I’m writing this I have absolutely no idea which teams are even playing in Sunday’s game. … Continue reading

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Immunization and Heart Disease

National Influenza Vaccination Week is December 4-10, 2016 by Lilliam R. Gomez, RN-BC, BSN, CPHQ, and Laurel E. Martin, RN, BSHCA, COS-C, First Choice Home Health, Inc., Boynton Beach, FL The leadership and quality teams at First Choice Home Health, Inc. utilize evidence-based … Continue reading

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Thriving After Emergency Bypass Surgery Using Evidence to Strengthen My Body – A Patient Perspective

Guest post by Larry Wagner When I had my emergency triple by-pass surgery 10 years ago I had just 1 percent blood flow in my two main coronary arteries, plus 80 percent blockage of the third coronary main, the circumflex, … Continue reading

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Have a Happy Heart Health Month!

by Crystal Welch, MSN, HHQI RN Project Coordinator Have you ever heard people discuss what it felt like when they experienced a heart attack? We’ve often heard of people describing the feeling of an elephant sitting on their chest. For … Continue reading

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Keep Your Heart Healthy. The Pain You Feel May Not Be Cupid’s Arrow!

Guest post by Ellisa Lee BS, RN, EMT, Training Director, Prestige Medical Solutions February is Heart Health Month. With Valentine’s Day coming, the heart we may be thinking of may not be the most important one. Besides being thought of … Continue reading

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Know the Risk Factors for a Stroke

By Crystal Welch, HHQI RN Project Coordinator World Stroke Day is observed on October 29th as an effort to bring public awareness to the seriousness and incidence of stoke worldwide. In 2013, HHQI was tasked by the Centers for Medicare … Continue reading

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New Cholesterol Guidelines: Where Are We Now?

Remember all the controversy over the 2013 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) Cholesterol Guidelines related to the eligibility recommendations for statins? The controversy still continues and focuses around identifying and recommending statins for more people than those at … Continue reading

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