heart disease Archives

The (Too) Sweet Life: Can Sugar Lead to Heart Attack, Cancer?

by in Prevention

Life is sweet. But is too much sweetness in one’s life dangerous? According to 60 Minutes’ Dr. Sanjay Gupta, sweets – sugar to be exact – may very well be toxic. In a recent report, Dr. Gupta reported that according to estimates, nearly 20 percent of the total calories in American diets comes from added… Read More →

Top 5 Health Screenings Every Woman Should Have

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Preventative health screenings are important but there is conflicting information about who needs them, when the right time is to get screened and how often certain tests should be done. May is National Women’s Health Month so it’s time to set the record straight and take health matters into your own hands. “Preventative health screenings… Read More →

Media-Influenced Weight Loss, Nutrition: Make Informed Decisions

by in Columnist Spotlight | Healthcare

“I really don’t eat that badly.” If I had a dollar for every time someone told me that, I’d be retired. If you’re seeking advice on nutrition there’s something about your body you want to change that your current eating habits are not satisfying. Your nutrition What is the basis for your nutritional guidelines? Are… Read More →

Heart Star: Larry Fitzgerald Of Arizona Cardinals Always Watches His Health

As one of the best receivers in the NFL, Arizona Cardinals’ star wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald is serious when it comes to his health and well-being. Although he’s “very thankful” that heart disease and stroke don’t run in his family, Fitzgerald isn’t taking any chances. His “job,” as he calls it, requires him to stay… Read More →

18th Annual Start! Phoenix Heart Walk Set To Break Attendance Record

Have a heart and take a walk on Saturday, Feb. 27, at Tempe Beach Park, at the Start! Phoenix Heart Walk, sponsored by Health Net of Arizona. This fun, 5K and 1 mile, family fitness event energizes the Valley to step up in the fight against heart disease and stroke. The walk is sponsored in… Read More →

Grand Canyon University Commits To Go Red For Women Campaign

Many in the Valley still don’t realize that heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women. But with long-standing health care educator Grand Canyon University (GCU) putting its muscle behind the annual Go Red For Women campaign, you can bet the issue will become top of mind. “With our penetration in the local health… Read More →

AHA Profile: Nabil Dib

Nabil Dib, M.D., M.Sc., F.A.C.C. Director of Cardiovascular Research Chandler Regional and Mercy Gilbert Medical Centers As with most of life’s troubles, the problem starts small. A tiny bit of fatty material settles in on the walls of a major artery. Over several years, more and more of this plaque collects, until there is little… Read More →

AHA Profile: Pat Nevin

Pat Nevin Vice President, General Manager Fox 10 & My 45 Health and wellness has always played a significant role in Pat Nevin’s life. But today it takes on whole new meaning. “In 2009, I competed in six triathlons in Phoenix, Payson, and Coeur d’Alene, Idaho,” he says. “I hope to compete in at least… Read More →

AHA Profile: Peter Harper

Peter Harper Vice President and Treasurer Scottsdale Insurance Co. As the American Heart Association’s board of directors chairman, Peter Harper brings nearly 25 years of finance leadership experience to the role of vice president and treasurer of Scottsdale Insurance Co. Scottsdale Insurance is one of the largest excess and surplus, and specialty lines carriers in… Read More →