The 10 Most Common Diagnoses and Procedures in Primary Care

Spearheading the fight against cardiometabolic disease alongside cardiologists and cardiometabolic specialists are primary care physicians – integral members of the healthcare system. Leaders in population health management and preventative personalized patient care, PCPs play a vital role  in improving outcomes and reducing mortality rates, ultimately contributing to the increased longevity and life expectancy seen in […]

The Effects of Plant-based and Animal-based Proteins on Cholesterol Levels

In an era of increasingly varied diet plans and nutritional alternatives, the debate concerning animal-based versus plant-based diets for optimal health outcomes is as pertinent as ever. While the dangers of excessive saturated fat consumption are well-known, the full extent of complications related to animal-based, fat-rich diets such as Western-style eating remains under examination. According […]

Depression Linked to Chronic Disease in Women

Recent statistics reveal the jarring prevalence of depression among U.S. adults with an estimated 17.3 million affected American adults, or over 7% of the population. Although depression is a serious condition on its own, a growing body of research suggests it has a connection to a host of cardiometabolic conditions. While the comorbidity of depression […]

Early Onset Type 2 Diabetes Tied to Higher Risk for CVD

As rates of obesity have steadily climbed over the past 40 years, more adolescents and young adults are being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes than ever before. Between 2002 and 2012 alone, the incidence of type 2 diabetes in youth grew by nearly 5%. As early onset has been directly linked to poorer outcomes, young adults […]

Plant-Based Diets for Lowering CV Mortality Risk

The anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects of vegetable-focused diets are well-known, however, recent research reveals that the quality of plant foods is just as important as their quantity. Not all plant-based diets are equal and those centered around high-quality, healthy plant foods have been proven to greatly surpass plant-based diets with less-healthy foods which can ultimately […]

5 Cardiometabolic Health Topics You Can’t Miss at CMHC West 2019

With dozens of recently released revised clinical guidelines, breakthrough trial data, and newly approved drugs on the market, it is increasingly important for clinicians leading the fight against cardiometabolic disease to review the latest topics and industry developments. Explore how the most respected leaders of the industry are advancing cardiometabolic health and combating the growing […]

Nuts Help Heart Health for People With Type 2 Diabetes

A growing amount of recent research indicates that consumption of nuts can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease: as nuts contain unsaturated fatty acids, fiber, protein, vitamin E, folate, and several minerals, such as potassium, zinc, and magnesium—and boast additional bioactive chemicals, including phenolics and phytosterols. New findings published in Circulation Research, a journal part […]

Heart Health on Valentine’s Day

February is not only famous for Valentine’s Day, but it also celebrates American Heart Month: an optimal time to teach ourselves about heart health. With this month, we hope that many people not only make a commitment to their loved ones, but also teach themselves how to maintain a healthy heart. This month, remind people […]

Diabetes Associated with Most Frequent Visits to ED

According to recently published findings in the journal Annals of Emergency Medicine, which sought to evaluate patient patterns & characteristics of emergency department (ED) use among the geriatric population, diabetes is the most common disease classification for patients 65 years and older—who are frequently admitted to hospital EDs. While health care spending in the United States […]

Music Helps Improve Heart Health

Studies show that music not only boosts one’s mood, but also helps overall wellness–and may improve heart health. “There is no other stimulus on earth that simultaneously engages our brains as widely as music does,” says Brian Harris, certified neurologic music therapist at Harvard-affiliated Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. In addition to engaging the auditory system, music […]