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Event: Surviving a Heart Attack — Rochester, MN Thursday March 29

  Surviving a Heart Attack: One Couple’s Perspective Ten Years Later   Presenters:    Dr. Steve Parker, Dr. Kornelia Grabinska Date:  Thursday, March 29, 2018 Time:  7:00 pm — 8:30 pm Place: Rochester Arts Center, 3rd Floor  40 Civic Center Dr SE Rochester, MN 55904 Cost: Donations accepted to cover costs for Rochester Arts Center Reservations:   heartcurrents@gmail.com   Limited to 20 participants   This presentation focuses on how a heart attack affects life on a personal and relationship level.  Dr. Parker will share his… Keep Reading

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Heart Healthy Habits: Doctors

   Highlights   45 Things Doctors Do to Protect Their Own Hearts     “I get 8 hours of sleep a night, every night.” “I schedule exercise.”  “I eat a Mediterranean diet.”  “I make time for my friends and loved ones.” “I meditate.” “I respect the power of blood pressure.” “I take care of my teeth”  “I keep a gratitude journal.” “I spend time in outdoors, in nature.”   Read More: Reader’s Digest Charlotte Hilton Andersen Dr. Parker’s Commentary As… Keep Reading

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Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Heart Health

  Higher baseline total olive oil consumption was associated with 48%  reduced risk of cardiovascular mortality.   Highlights from the article:  Olive Oil Intake and Risk of Cardiovascular Disease and Mortality The aim  of the study was to assess the association between total olive oil intake, its varieties (extra virgin and common olive oil) and the risk of cardiovascular disease and mortality in a Mediterranean population at high cardiovascular risk. 7,216 men and women at high cardiovascular risk, aged 55… Keep Reading

Yogurt Reduces Cardiovascular Risk

 Higher intakes of yogurt were associated with a 30 percent reduction in risk of myocardial infarction.   Highlights from the article:  Eating yogurt may reduce cardiovascular disease risk A  new study in the American Journal of Hypertension  suggests that higher yogurt intake is associated with lower cardiovascular disease risk among hypertensive men and women. Higher dairy consumption has been associated with beneficial effects on cardiovascular disease-related comorbidities such as hypertension, type 2 diabetes, and insulin resistance. Higher intakes of yogurt were… Keep Reading

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