Heart Health

Got Coffee?

At just a few calories, a good old cup of joe packs quite a punch! And the evidence of its benefits stacks up pretty quickly.

Since August is National Coffee Month we started wondering what other benefits might be found in a cup of coffee. We consulted Dr. Nitza Alvarez at the Tri-County Heart Institute to learn more.

Also, as part of her year-round commitment to help you stay heart healthy, you can join Dr. Alvarez every second Saturday of the month for Walk With a Doc. Participants will enjoy a brief presentation on an important health topic followed by a “walk-at-your-own-pace” lead by Dr. Alvarez.

Dental-Heart Connection

We’ve heard that a sedentary lifestyle can have dire consequences on our cardiovascular health, but it may surprise you to know that our dental hygiene can also have an impact our heart health.

We spoke with cardiologist, Dr. Nitza Alvarez at the Tri-County Heart Institute to learn more about the relationship between our dental hygiene and our heart.

Also, as part of her year-round commitment to help you stay heart healthy, you can join Dr. Alvarez every second Saturday of the month for Walk With a Doc. Participants will enjoy a brief presentation on an important health topic followed by a “walk-at-your-own-pace” lead by Dr. Alvarez.