Ask our physician
I try to make sure I sleep at least eight hours a night, but I still wake up exhausted. During the day I’m very tired and not as alert as I should be. My wife says I snore a lot at night. What could be wrong?
—Frank M., Whiting
Adding more expertise to our team
Deborah Heart and Lung Center is pleased to announce the appointment of Navdeep K. Brar, M.D., who has joined the staff as an attending pulmonologist.
High blood pressure?
New clinical trial may hold the key to control
If you have treatment-resistant hypertension, you know the frustration of having high blood pressure that doesn’t respond to three or more antihypertensive medications at maximum tolerated doses. But now, there’s new hope for this condition: Deborah Heart and Lung Center is enrolling patients to participate in the SYMPLICITY HTN-3 study, a clinical trial of the investigational Symplicity® renal denervation system for treatment-resistant hypertension.
The joy of giving back
Volunteering enriches a former patient’s life
Manchester resident Stella McGrath, an active adult volunteer at Deborah Heart and Lung Center for the past eight years, is a testament to the rewards of volunteering.
Why women must listen to (and protect) their hearts
When Louise felt a burning sensation in her chest, she chalked it up to the spicy lunch she ate and took an antacid. When Helen felt anxious and exhausted, she assumed she’d spent too much time with her grandchildren and decided to take a nap. Unfortunately, these women were having heart attacks, but neither of them recognized the symptoms.
Are you heart smart?
If you want to be heart healthy, you have to be heart smart. Test your knowledge by answering true or false to the following statements. Then check the answers below to see how well you did.
13 easy ways to cut 100 calories
Maintaining a healthy weight is a balancing act, but the equation is simple: If you eat more calories than you burn, you gain weight. Eat fewer calories and you lose. To lose 1 pound, you need to burn about 3,500 more calories than you take in. So if you cut 500 calories from your typical diet each day, you’d lose about 1 pound a week.
Hail to the superfoods!
If, like everyone else, you’re searching for that magical fountain of youth, why not try looking in the produce aisle of your local supermarket? While they can’t make you live forever, there are a group of foods that can help you live a better, healthier life right now.