Heart Disease

Being overweight increases your risk for heart attack and stroke. Atlantic Health System’s cardiovascular disease risk calculator can predict how likely it is you’ll develop a heart-related condition in the next 10 years based on your body mass index. You should know your height, weight, blood pressure and cholesterol levels before taking this test to get the most accurate results. Once you have the outcome, share it with your doctor, so you can discuss ways to improve your heart health. Take the cardiovascular disease risk assessment >




Heart Disease Programs and Screenings 

Education and prevention can keep you and your loved ones healthy. We invite you to take advantage of the programs, support groups and screenings available. Adults 65 and older who are looking to stay well with age may benefit from events labeled “New Vitality.”


Know Your Numbers
Learn the meaning of the systolic and diastolic values of blood pressure and take a non-fasting blood sugar test that offers results in seconds. We’ll also discuss common risk factors for heart disease and diabetes, as well as how to reduce them and take control of your health.

 
  • Thursday, October 3; 10:00am to Noon
    Scotch Plains YMCA, 1340 Martine Avenue, NJ

     
  • Tuesday, October 8; 11:00am to 2:00pm
    ShopRite of Clark, 76 Central Avenue, NJ

     
  • Wednesday, October 9; Noon to 2:00pm
    Vito Gallo, 12 Chestnut Ave, Summit, NJ
  • Monday, October 14; 11:00am to 2:00pm
    ShopRite of Garwood, 563 North Avenue East, NJ

     
  •  Tuesday, October 15; 10:00am to Noon
    Union Gateway YMCA, 1000 Galloping Hill Road, NJ 
For more information and to register, please call 908-522-2842.

Chambers Center by PALM Health
Our state-of-the-art, personalized medicine clinic and wellness club offers a comprehensive range of medical, preventive care, mental health, fitness, nutrition, spa and therapeutic services designed to improve overall well-being. Learn more >


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Rising Obesity Rates Undermining Strides Made Against Heart Disease

TUESDAY, Aug. 27, 2019 -- Rising obesity rates, coupled with an associated jump in diabetes and high blood pressure cases, appears to be undoing decades of gains made against heart disease, a new study finds.

After 2010, the rate of deaths from heart disease continued to drop, but more slowly. Deaths from stroke leveled off, and deaths from high blood pressure ("hypertension") increased, researchers report.

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