USPSTF Recommends Intense Counseling for Overweight Patients at High CV Risk — Physician’s First Watch By Kelly Young Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends intense behavioral counseling for adults who are overweight or obese and have at least one other cardiovascular risk factor (B recommendation). The… Read More ›
Did you see the article about the prevalence of CV disease risk factors in the May 30th issues of the CDC MMWR: Million Hearts: Prevalence of Leading Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors — United States, 2005–2012? Some highlights: Initiative goal: to implement clinical and community-level evidence-based strategies to reduce cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors and prevent… Read More ›
Sodium is Salt! For some of our patients learning how to spot the salt in their diet is just not obvious. They know enough to avoid the salt shaker at the table but are astounded that their diet continues to have too much! First things first: How much salt is okay? This answer depends on… Read More ›
Have you ever wondered how Delaware is doing in it’s goal to improve our heart health? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention produce annual Prevention Status Reports about key public health issues. For the full report, visit: Some key snippets:
Christiana Care and Million Hearts DE provided information about how to prevent heart disease and stroke to hundreds of attendees at Wilmington Wellness Day. For more information read the article.