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Today's Takeaway with Florine Mark


Nov 9, 2020

Cardiovascular disease kills more men and women worldwide than any other disease but many of the disorders may be preventable. Simple changes we can make to our daily routines can help reduce our risk of heart disease.

In this episode, Florine is joined by Dr. Kim Eagle, Cardiologist and Professor at the University of Michigan. Dr. Eagle graduated from Tufts University Medical School, completed his postgraduate fellowship at Harvard University Medical School, and is also the Director of the Frankel Cardiovascular Center

 

What You’ll Hear on This Episode:

  • Cardiovascular disease kills more men and women worldwide than any other disease but many of the disorders may be preventable.
  • Both genetic and environmental factors affect cardiovascular health and they are interrelated in important ways.
  • It’s so imperative to know our numbers; blood pressure, cholesterol, weight, medical history, family history, and other conditions, to customize prevention.
  • Who is most at risk for cardiovascular disease.
  • How COVID-19 and cardiovascular disease are related.
  • Advancing age is a risk factor, but the good news is we can mitigate this with preventative measures and medications.
  • What foods we should, and should not, be eating to stay heart healthy.
  • The truth about coffee and alcohol for your cardiovascular health.
  • Exercise is not only important for your overall health, it adds years to your life.
  • What exercises Dr. Eagle does every day and what he recommends.
  • The sobering truths about heart disease deaths in the United States.
  • Today’s Takeaway:

There are four simple things you can do to improve heart health today:

  • Visit your doctor and know your numbers
  • Try to attain a more healthy diet
  • Try to move every day; ideally 30 minutes or more
  • Get a flu vaccine

 

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