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Current News on Cardiovascular Disease

Our practitioners and nurses are immersed in preventive medicine and, as such, keep abreast of new medical research and news in cardiovascular disease prevention. As new methods and research findings develop, we’ll keep you well informed with the information you need to live a long, healthy life free of heart disease.  

Heart of the Matter

Mississippi Business Journal highlights the success of Dr. Skinner and Heart Attack and Stroke Prevention Center

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CDC: 200,000 cardiovascular deaths in U.S. could be prevented each year

The mortality rate for cardiovascular disease dropped by 29% from 2001 to 2010, but at least 200,000 deaths a year could have been avoided by healthy lifestyle changes, the CDC reported Tuesday. 

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Skipping Breakfast a Recipe for Heart Disease: Study

Men who skip breakfast have a 27 percent higher risk of suffering a heart attack or developing heart disease than those who start the day with something in their stomach, according to a new study.

The study confirms earlier findings that have linked eating habits to elevated risk factors for heart disease, the Harvard researchers said.

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Diet, Exercise May Boost 'Good' Cholesterol, Study Suggests

For overweight people with diabetes, intensive exercise and dieting not only aids weight loss, it can also help train their fat cells to produce a hormone believed to boost production of "good" cholesterol, according to a new study.

And this so-called "good" cholesterol, or HDL cholesterol, has been linked to positive effects for cardiovascular health.

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Health risks for obese children may be worse than previously thought

Children who are obese may have an even higher risk for heart disease, diabetes, and other weight-related diseases later in life than has been thought.

Findings from a new review of studies suggest that these studies may have underestimated the effect of obesity during childhood and adolescence on later health.

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