February 26th, 2018

VIDEO | Family History and Heart Health

By Jessica L Waddell MSN, FNP Nurse Practitioner We all know eating healthy and exercising can go a long way toward our heart health, but we also must contend with factors we can’t control – our…

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February 20th, 2018

VIDEO | Part 2: Learning Why Family History Matters

The story continues as Jenna, a Sentara Healthcare employee, learns why it’s important to know your family history when it comes to heart disease.

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February 13th, 2018

VIDEO | Know Your Numbers for Heart Health

By Jessica L Waddell MSN, FNP Nurse Practitioner To protect ourselves from cardiovascular disease, we must know our “numbers,” including blood pressure, cholesterol, BMI and waist circumference. Yearly physicals can help us keep tabs on these…

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UnhealthyFoods

February 13th, 2018

4 Foods and Drinks That Are Doing You More Harm Than Good

By Katie Abbott MS, RDN, INHC Clinical Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Ornish Lifestyle Medicine™ If you sneak maraschino cherries out of the jar for a quick, sweet snack, you should probably think twice. Maraschino cherries have the…

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Adding-Protein

February 13th, 2018

3 Ways to Sneak Protein into Your Diet


By Katie Abbott MS, RDN, INHC Clinical Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Ornish Lifestyle Medicine™ When our parents told us we needed to eat protein to be big and strong, they weren’t just making it up. After all,…

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February 12th, 2018

VIDEO | Part 1: Discovering a Family History of Heart Disease

Watch the story of how an 18-year-old, now 28, discovered her family history of heart disease and learned how it would impact her life. #28DaysofHeart

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Heart-Attack-Risks

February 8th, 2018

4 Factors that Increase Heart Attack Risk for Women

By Jessica L Waddell MSN, FNP Nurse Practitioner Despite messages about heart-healthy lifestyles, one in four women will die of heart disease this year. Sadly, the majority of women who die from sudden heart attacks will…

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UsingFoodtoReverse

February 2nd, 2018

Using Food to Reverse Heart Disease

You’ve heard it before: Load up on the broccoli, scale back on the burgers and fries. It’s no secret that what you eat can either help or harm your heart health. But when you follow the…

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ODU-Athletics

February 2nd, 2018

ODU Athletics Teams with Sentara Heart on Student-Athlete Cardiac Program

A program, spearheaded by Sentara Heart cardiologist George Sarris, to screen all incoming student-Athletes for potential heart disease, is currently being implemented at Old Dominion University (ODU). The heart testing services provided, electrocardiograms (EKGs) and echocardiogram (ECHOs),…

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Pulmonary

February 2nd, 2018

Pulmonary Hypertension: Diagnosis, Symptoms and Treatment

Pulmonary arterial hypertension—a progressive, life-threatening, debilitating form of pulmonary hypertension—is high blood pressure of the lungs due to narrowing of the pulmonary arteries. It forces the right side of the heart to pump so hard to…

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Innovations

February 1st, 2018

Innovations Changing the Heart Game

Not everyone is equally at risk of heart complications, but having access to cutting edge treatment and technology levels the playing field. Advancements in all areas of heart health – from devices to procedures – have…

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Electrophysiology

February 1st, 2018

Electrophysiology: An Electrician for Your Heart

In many ways, your body is like a machine, full of interconnected parts that rely on each other to function smoothly. And the “electrical box” in this intricate machine is your heart. Your heart uses electricity…

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