Category: Heart and Vascular Health

a person shovels a snowy driveway

December 1, 2020

4 Ways to Protect Your Heart This Winter

As the temperatures drop, the rates of heart disease rise. “Heart disease can occur any time of the year, but there is some seasonality to it, and it does increase in the winter months,” says UNC cardiologist Christopher Kelly, MD. Cardiologists don’t know for sure why the winter months are riskier for hearts, but it…

Heart and Vascular Health

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A little girl lays on her belly next to her dog, both in front of the dog's food bowl

October 9, 2020

Your Dog is Good for Your Health

More than 65 percent of U.S. households own at least one dog and nearly half own more than one. And that’s good news for Americans’ health. Owning a dog decreases blood pressure and helps to prevent cardiovascular disease. Anita Skariah, DO, a physician with Orange Family Medical Group in Hillsborough, appeared on WRAL’s “Staying Healthy”…

Heart and Vascular Health

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Twenty-something woman rubs her forehead

May 19, 2020

An Emerging COVID-19/Stroke Connection

The virus could lead to blood clots that could result in stroke for people of all ages.

Coronavirus, Stroke

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A photograph of patient Doug Jones with his wife, Letha Jones.

February 14, 2020

Quick-Thinking Passersby Save a Life After Heart Attack

NC State alumni, Raleigh police, Wake EMS and the UNC REX Emergency Department worked together to save a man's life.

Heart Attacks

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An illustrating of a care provider taking someone's blood pressure.

October 28, 2019

Prehypertension: High Blood Pressure’s Warning Sign

What you need to know if you’ve been diagnosed with elevated blood pressure.

Blood Pressure

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