Heart Disease

Finding new ways to eat healthy doesn’t have to be a tough nut to crack. Just grab yourself a handful of walnuts, almonds or pistachios and you’ll be well on your way to improving your heart. Over time, these snacks can help lower cholesterol, reduce the buildup of plaque in the arteries and prevent blood clots. Try eating nuts a few times a week to reap the greatest nutritional benefit. For other heart-healthy foods, check out the latest issue of AtlanticView >





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. Unless otherwise noted, to register for any of these programs call 1-800-247-9580 Monday through Thursday between 8:30am to 8:00pm and Friday between 8:30am and 4:30pm, or sign-up online at Atlantic Health System’s classes and events registration; all programs are free unless a fee is indicated.

Know Your Numbers
Have your blood pressure measured and learn your risk for Type 2 diabetes with a non-fasting finger stick that gives immediate results. Counseling and educational materials will be provided; registration is required.
 
Tuesday, August 7; 11:00am to 1:00pm
Shoprite of Clark, 76 Central Avenue, Clark, NJ
 
Thursday, August 9; 5:00 to 7:00pm
Shoprite of Union, 2401D US Highway 22 W, Union, NJ
 
Thursday, August 16; 10:00am to Noon
Westfield YMCA, 220 Clark Street, Westfield, NJ
 
Tuesday, August 21; 10:00 to 11:00am
Gateway YMCA, 1000 Galloping Hill Road, Union, NJ
 
Tuesday, August 28; 1:00 to 3:00pm
North Plainfield Library, 6 Rockview Avenue, North Plainfield, NJ
 
For more information and to register, please call 1-800-247-9580.

Chambers Center for Well Being
The Chambers Center for Well Being can help you develop a personal plan for a healthier lifestyle. Through lectures, classes and therapeutic services, we’ll show you how stress management, proper dietary balance and increased exercise can improve your overall well-being – mind, body and spirit. View a full list of classes, services and related fees or call 908-598-7997.


Heart Disease Articles
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The latest study on the coffee alternative suggests at least a cup a day may help your body cling to heart-helping "good cholesterol" as you age.

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In the United States, heart disease can ruin a poor family financially even if they have health insurance, a new study finds.

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Millions of Americans may be getting the wrong treatment to prevent a heart attack or stroke, a new study suggests.

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When it comes to preventing heart disease, vitamin and mineral supplements are probably a waste of money, a new research review concludes.

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