Category Archives: Cardiovascular Disease

A Recipe for a Healthy Heart During the Holiday Season

By: Basim Tadros, MD, TMH Physician Partners – Cardiac & Internal Medicine Specialists, Services by Southern Medical Group, PA – American Board Certified of Internal Medicine The holidays are here and it’s the perfect time of year to bring family together and create positive, everlasting memories. However, what many don’t realize, are the amount of changes that…
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A Few More Weighty Thoughts

Anyone who’s struggled with weight loss knows that weight loss is hard, and that maintaining a healthy weight following weight loss can be even harder. (More on this in my earlier article in this series.) Those who do lose weight and keep it off long-term are a small minority. What if you adjusted your expectations?…
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Big Expertise Heals Little Henry’s Heart

Tallahassee family finds convenience in care collaboration with Wolfson Children’s Hospital Like most 2-year-olds, Henry Dyer is a busy toddler, zipping around the house while keeping his parents on their toes. But up until a few short months ago, things were much different. That’s because Henry’s little heart was starting to fail. As he rounds…
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Cardio: Are You Getting Enough?

February is Heart Month. (Valentine’s Day. Hearts. Get it?) All month long you’ll see and hear messages about heart health. Cardiorespiratory (cardio) exercise improves the ability of the heart, lungs, and circulation to deliver oxygen to the working muscles and for those muscles to use it. Greater cardio fitness lowers your risk for developing heart…
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Caleb Diao: Hemorrhage Survivor

Your brain is amazing. No matter who you are, how old you are, what you know or what you don’t know – the complex neurological pathways and network of arteries and veins all working in harmony is almost too much to wrap your head around. When you’re born, all of that awe-inspiring mechanics is bundled…
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From Sitting Out to Rocking Out

When Jeffrey Keel began experiencing shooting shoulder pains during exercise, he instantly knew something was wrong with his heart. Seven years prior, at 41 years old, a similar shooting pain led to a triple bypass, as a result of three clogged arteries. Jeffrey was experiencing the side-affects of a Chronic Total Occlusion (CTO). Over time,…
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Benefits of Cardio Fitness

Cardiovascular exercise, also known as “cardio,” is aerobic activity or exercise that requires oxygen and can be performed for a sustained period of time (i.e. longer than five minutes). The word cardiovascular refers to two systems: the heart and the blood vessels. Any activity that causes the heart and lungs to work for a sustained…
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The Heart of the Matter

Each October, millions of Americans don their favorite pink outfits to raise awareness for breast cancer. But, did you know heart attacks kill six times as many women as breast cancer? This February, the Tallahassee Memorial Heart & Vascular Center is challenging Tallahassee to “go red” and educate the community about heart disease in women.…
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