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  • Ask our physician

    I have diabetes. I weigh 250 pounds and am 5’9” tall. I’ve tried dieting and exercise but can’t get my weight under control. My doctor says that my weight is making my diabetes worse. Is there anything I can do?

    - John M., Marlton

  • Expediting sharing medical information

    Deborah Heart and Lung Center is proud to join Jersey Health Connect HIO (Health Information Organization), a statewide initiative to make sharing electronic medical records between doctors and hospitals safe, simple and hassle-free.

  • New hope for patients with 100 percent blocked arteries

    A new, innovative program at Deborah Heart and Lung Center now offers patients who suffer with 100 percent chronically occluded coronary arteries a new treatment option and a new window of hope.

  • Happy to have my life back!

    While chatting on the beach at Long Beach Island—watching her niece’s children-62-year-old Donna Barry is thankful she has her life back.

  • 7 tips for a healthier Thanksgiving meal

    As Thanksgiving approaches, you may be wondering if there’s any way to make healthy choices at this often-gluttonous holiday. The good news is there are many simple ways to adjust your habits and your meal to suit a healthier lifestyle. Here are some tips from the American Heart Association to keep your Thanksgiving healthy and delicious.

  • Angry outbursts: Bad for your heart?

    Much has been written about cardiovascular disease—the nation’s No. 1 killer—and you likely are aware of some of the risk factors, such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, smoking, being over weight, not being physically active, a poor diet and having diabetes. But here’s something you may not know: Angry outbursts, especially frequent angry outbursts, may also raise your risk of heart attack and stroke.

  • September is Peripheral Arterial Disease Month

    Deborah Heart and Lung Center is urging everyone to check their vascular health during September’s Peripheral Arterial Disease Month.

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  • Health danger: Mixing medication and supplements While over-the-counter (OTC) products such as vitamins, minerals and other supplements are generally considered safe when used as directed, mixing such products with medications can be a recipe for danger, says the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Read more...
  • Early signs of plaque increase heart attack risk In a study of more than 37,000 adults, researchers have found that even early signs of coronary artery disease (CAD) increase the risk of heart attack. The study compared healthy participants with those who had non-obstructive CAD (in which there is plaque buildup in the arteries, but not enough to cause symptoms or limit blood flow) and obstructive CAD (the more serious form that blocks blood flow) to determine the impact on heart attack risk. Read more...
  • AFib may increase stroke riskAtrial fibrillation, a common type of irregular heartbeat affecting about 2.7 million Americans, may more than double the risk of so-called "silent" strokes—those that have no signs or symptoms but can leave lasting effects on thinking and memory. Read more...
  • 5 heart-health resolutions to make now!Hard as it is to believe, the new year is just around the corner. Among the top 10 New Year's resolutions? Lose weight, stay fit and healthy and live life to the fullest. Here are five heart-healthy ideas from the American Heart Association to help you accomplish those goals and more in 2015: Read more...