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    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.



  • Diabetes increases risk of heart damage Regardless of other measures of heart health, people with prediabetes and diabetes have an increased risk of heart failure, new research shows. Read more...
  • High blood pressure leads to more ER visitsHigh blood pressure isn’t being well controlled at home, a new study says. According to the research, which collected data on 3.9 million emergency room (ER) visits from 2006 to 2011, the number of people going to the ER for high blood pressure with no underlying cause increased 25 percent. Read more...
  • The weight-loss battle: Low carb vs. low fatIn the latest study comparing low-carb and low-fat weight-loss diets, researchers declared low-carb diets this round’s champion. Read more...
  • Does your child eat too much salt?Nine in 10 kids ages 6 to 18 do, says new research from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which found that children consume an average of 3,300 mg of sodium a day—before salt is added at the table. Read more...