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Exercise is a huge protector for your heart. Aim for 150 minutes a week.
The Washington Post, June 16, 2014
Gordon Tomaselli, chief of cardiology at Johns Hopkins Hospital, points out that exercise alone can make the heart stronger as it would for any muscle. But it also benefits the rest of your cardiovascular system by lowering blood pressure and inflammation. For those just contemplating an exercise program, some important tips for getting off to a safe (and successful) start.

You probably know less about cholesterol than you think you do. Here’s some help.
The Washington Post, June 16, 2014
Surveys of adults around the world show that although most people are concerned about their cholesterol, fewer than half know recommended cholesterol levels or understand what those numbers mean for their health. Although the research is complex, the gist of it is simple, says Michael Blaha, director of clinical research at the Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease: “HDL is good—the more you have, the lower your risk of heart disease. Everything else, you want to keep the levels low.”

The runner's ticking time bomb?
Outside, May 5, 2014
In a report on Fox News, Gordon Tomaselli, a cardiologist at the Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center, explained an athlete’s ability to run right through all the warning signs. “In order to have symptoms, it’s a supply-demand situation. You only get chest pains when the demand on the heart outstrips its ability to supply blood and nutrients to other organs,” he says. “So you can be totally asymptomatic, and your first symptom is sudden death.”


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