News of Note

Flu & Your Heart

The flu doesn't just make you feel lousy… as it turns out, it can increase your risk of having a heart attack, too.  A new study finds that the risk of heart attack dramatically increases for people who are suffering from influenza.

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Breakfast In Red

As part of her commitment to heart health education, Dr. Nitza Alvarez led a discussion on the importance of lifestyle choices on cardiovascular health in February, in observance of American Heart Month.

The Go Red for Women- Breakfast in Red, at the Harbor Hill Country Club in Lady Lake, provided an opportunity to speak candidly about the special circumstances surrounding women and heart disease.

Latest Cancer Trends

And now for a little good news on the cancer front… new statistics released show that the overall death rate from cancer continues to drop. Improved prevention and screening measures could help bring that number down even more.

The bottom line is, most Americans don't realize that lifestyle factors we control, can play a big part in lowering our cancer risk.