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American Heart Disease Month

As we wrap up American Heart Month I just want to share these resources to help you improve your heart health.

What is Heart Disease and How to Prevent it:

Heart disease is the #1️⃣ cause of death in women in the US. February, is Black History Month and American Heart Month.

Personally and professionally I’ve seen the impact of heart disease that’s why on today’s #WeeklyEmbrace I’m discussing:

What is heart disease

What increases your risk? Specifically how does obesity increase your risk?

What are 5 things you can do now to improve your risk?

https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=2823924731201218&ref=watch_permalink


Fighting Heart Disease with Food:

In this video we discuss the best food choices to show your heart love since

Heart disease is the #1️⃣ cause of death in women in the US. February, is Black History Month and American Heart Month. Personally and professionally I’ve seen the impact of heart disease that’s why on today’s #WeeklyEmbrace I’m discussing how you can decrease your heart disease risk based on the food you eat.

We’ll discuss:

General principles for reducing heart disease risk

The top Three Best Heart Healthy Eating Plan per US World

https://www.facebook.com/777235929151482/videos/3954367211280475


How Does Stress Affect Your Heart:

Did you know stress can literally break your heart? Seriously there is a medical condition known as “Stress Cardiomyopathy” or Takotsubo Syndrome. This is the most extreme example of how stress can affect your heart. However there are more subtle ways also.

On today’s we’ll discuss: The impact of stress on the cardiovascular system What we know & don’t know about stress and heart disease 3 Practical ways can reduce your stress

https://www.facebook.com/777235929151482/videos/420213169269582


Minute Movements

Exercise is one of the best things you can do for your heart, but many people don't even try because of lack of time. Even a minute of movement makes a big difference for your body. Check out my Instagram for weekly minute movements you can do:

https://www.instagram.com/embraceyoumd/


Heart Disease and Obesity Infographic


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Black History Month


I am so grateful to the countless men and women who paved the way for me to become doctor.


This month I highlighted a few Black Physicians and their accomplishments:


First Black Woman Cardiothoracic Surgeon: Dr. Rosalyn Scott in 1977

https://cfmedicine.nlm.nih.gov/physicians/biography_288.html


First Black Woman President of Association of Black Cardiologist in 2000:

Dr. Elizabeth Odililie Ofili

Her inspiration in medicine is to “To make a difference, and to prevent disease and promote good health through cutting edge research and education.”

https://cfmedicine.nlm.nih.gov/physicians/biography_240.html


First woman to perform open heart surgery (1943) and first Black woman elected to American College of Surgeons

Myra Adele Logan, M.D. (1908-1977)

She had an incredible life that included developing the antibiotic Auremycin and helping develop techniques for early detection of breast cancer.


#americanheartdiseasemonth #blackhistorymonth #weightloss #heartdisease #weeklyembrace

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