Heart Health

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.

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