Heart Health

Heart Of The Matter

This month is a good time to remind the men in our lives that heart disease is the leading cause of death in this country. More than half of the deaths that occur as a result of heart disease are in men.

Dr. Nitza Alvarez, Cardiologist at Tri County Heart Institute, explains why it is important to assess your risk factors and talk to your doctor about screening for this life threatening condition.

Also, on a special note, last month we extended our congratulations to Dr. Nitza Alvarez on publishing of her first book, Heels vs. Ties; Living With Your #1 Threat, written to explain the dramatic differences between men and women living with heart disease. In it she punctuates the dramatic difference in causes, symptoms and treatments for male heart conditions as compared to female heart conditions.

Hometown Health TV host, Marc Robertz had the chance recently to sit down with Dr. Alvarez to discuss the book and what inspired her to write it.

The book is available for purchase in paperback or digital download on Amazon.com or at HeelsvsTies.com

Women's Stroke Awareness

While the month of May shines a light on many women’s health topics, one very important subject that should not be overlooked is stroke. The recent death of 52-year-old actor Luke Perry shocked the country when it was revealed that a massive stroke claimed his life.

May is National Stroke Awareness Month. We talked to Dr. Nitza Alvarez at the Tri-County Heart Institute about what women need to know about stroke.

Also, on a special note, Hometown Health congratulates Dr. Nitza Alvarez on the publishing of her first book, Heels vs Ties: Living With Your #1 Threat written to explain and punctuate the dramatic difference in causes, symptoms and treatments for female heart conditions versus male heart conditions.

The book is available for purchase in paperback or digital download on Amazon.com or at HeelsvsTies.com

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