Atherosclerosis Category

Inflammation and Heart Disease

  Heart disease is the most common cause of death in the United States in both men and women. Coronary heart disease is the most common type of heart disease and the number killer of Americans. Inflammation is thought to promote the formation of fatty plaques in the arteries – atherosclerosis – causing coronary heart […]

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What Do You Think About When You Walk?

I was just wondering… what do you think about when you walk?  I have the most extraordinary, and sometimes the most creative thoughts when I walk.  Tell me… do you? It seems to me that my thought process is guided by the “tune” I am listening to at the time.  I have a playlist on […]

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Making Sense of Cholesterol

“Somewhere, over the rainbow, way up tall, There’s a land where they’ve never heard of cholesterol” ~ Allen Sherman   Everybody has a junk drawer.  A junk drawer contains treasures of the heart and its contents are generally overvalued by one person in particular for some reasonable – or at least close to reasonable – explanation.  […]

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Heart Disease and Profiling

  I am addicted to the suspense and escapades of the CBS Show “Criminal Minds.” I am in awe of criminal profiling.  I marvel at how the agents perform the physical and character analysis in tracking the perpetrator, only to arrest them before they strike again.  It leaves you on the edge of your seat!  […]

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Your Heart, My Heart

Your heart. My heart. Merely using the word “heart” conjures a wave of nostalgic and exposed emotions, images, people, loves and memories. Our heart holds them all. The journey our heart has taken leaves an imprint that makes us the person we are today.  The heart holds a special place in our consciousness and being. […]

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Laugh Every Day to Keep a Heart Attack Away

“HO HO HA HA HA!” You heard that right.  We are learning how to laugh! I have been hearing about some health and fitness craze known as Laughter Yoga.  There are even trends called Laughter Therapy and Laughter Clubs! “HO HO HA HA HA!” The chant – “HO HO HA HA HA” is how class […]

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What’s in Your Easter Basket?

“My therapist told me the way to achieve true inner peace is to finish what I start. So far today, I have finished 2 bags of M&M’s and a chocolate cake. I feel better already.” Humor columnist Dave Barry penned that wise and thought-provoking statement. I tried to achieve the same inner peace recently with two […]

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Who Has the Softer Heart?

I have always been the daydreamer, the idealist, and the tenderhearted.  I have always believed in the goodness and kindness of others.  I believe that makes me “soft-hearted.” I doubt I will ever change. That is the way God has wired me. Yet, a recent story, from 60 Minutes Overtime, with Lesley Stahl, discloses that […]

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Kathy Magliato M.D. – Holding the Human Heart

“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”  ~ Mae West Everyone admires someone.  Everyone has a hero.  That individual is often someone close like a mother or a father, brother or a sister.  You admire their character and their achievement in a way that impacts your life. Some people […]

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SMILE! It is Good for Your Heart

“Laugh, even when you feel too sick or too worn out or tired. Smile, even when you’re trying not to cry and the tears are blurring your vision.  Sing, even when people stare at you and tell you your voice is crappy.”  ~ Alysha Speers GOAL of the DAY:  Make others smile! How am I […]

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