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Heartstrong Registered Nurse

Specialty: nurse practitioner (NP)
nutley, New Jersey
I am a nurse practitioner, author, motivational speaker, consultant and expert in healthy lifestyles.  I am also co-founder of Heartstrong, LLC a healthcare education business.  Please visit my website www.carolynstrimike.com and my Heartstrong website at www.heart-strong.com
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Medication Safety and Your Child by Heartstrong Registered NurseFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health from the Family Health and Wellness Guide We all know that medications can help our children live healthier lives, but when medicines are misused or stored ... Read on »
Natural Ways to Prevent and Manage the Flu by Heartstrong Registered NurseFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health from the Flu and Cold Health Center The best defense against illness is a good offense. Smart health habits can go a long way in preventing the spread of r ... Read on »
Could it Be Menopause? by Heartstrong Registered NurseFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health     You’re 40 and suddenly it seems as if you’re falling apart. You wake in the morning soaked in sweat, despite the ceiling fan above. You can’t lose those ... Read on »
How the Computer May Be Damaging Your Eyes by Heartstrong Registered NurseFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health Call it the revenge of the electronic screens. Many of us spend hours each day peering at computer screens, televisions, hand-held devices, cell phones, GPS monit ... Read on »
Eat More, Weigh Less by Heartstrong Registered NurseFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health from the Diet and Fitness Health Center Do you always feel as if you should lose a few pounds? Many of us think of ourselves as being overweight—even fat—when we’re ... Read on »
Stop the Exercise Guilt and Start Moving by Heartstrong Registered NurseFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health from the Healthy Living area When you hear advice to exercise for 30 to 45 minutes or more, nearly every day, you may think, “In whose life? Get real.” Many women ... Read on »
SCAD (Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection) Study Opportunity by Heartstrong Registered NurseFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health  Mayo Clinic is now recruiting patients for both a “virtual registry” with retrospective and prospective components and development of a DNA biobank of SCAD patients and f ... Read on »
6 Common Myths About Aging by Heartstrong Registered NurseFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health from the Aging and Memory Health Center Think you know the facts about growing older? Think again. 1. Myth: Dementia is an inevitable part of aging. Fact: “De ... Read on »
3 Shortcuts to Exercise Success by Heartstrong Registered NurseFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health from the Healthy Living area Are you losing interest in physical activity because you’re not seeing quick results from your efforts? While there are no magic pills ... Read on »
De-Stress Your Environment by Heartstrong Registered NurseFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health from the Healthy Living area by Pamela M. Peeke, MD, MPH It’s usually easy to tune out the minor irritants our work and home environments throw our way. Most irrit ... Read on »
Simple Tips for Lowering Your Cholesterol by Heartstrong Registered NurseFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health from the Heart Health Center  For many Americans working toward better heart health, an important first step is getting cholesterol to a healthy level. Diet and exerci ... Read on »
Colon Cancer Screening: Don’t Delay It by Heartstrong Registered NurseFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health “It was no big deal. I don’t understand why people stress over it.” “The procedure itself was totally painless and relatively easy.”  ”It was a piece of cake.” ... Read on »
Water Wisdom by Heartstrong Registered NurseFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health from the Healthy Living area You’ve heard all the advice: Drink eight glasses of water a day. Stay properly hydrated while exercising. Sports drinks aren’t just for p ... Read on »
Color Code Your Vegetables by Heartstrong Registered NurseFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health Color Code Your Vegetables What a Painter’s Palette of Vegetables Can Do for You by Janet Bond Brill, Ph.D., R.D., LDN   F ... Read on »
Top 6 Fitness Myths by Heartstrong Registered NurseFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health from the Healthy Living area Maybe you already know that “no pain, no gain” is a fitness myth. You don’t gain from pain; instead, if you workout until (or af ... Read on »
Another reason to quit smoking, exercise and eat a healthy diet by Heartstrong Registered NurseFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health Sudden cardiac death (SCD) is a condition in which the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops beating.  Approximately 300,000 people die every year from sudden cardiac deat ... Read on »
Coping with Seasonal Allergies by Heartstrong Registered NurseFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health from the Allergies and Asthma Health Center by Pamela M. Peeke, MD, MPH While it’s impossible to avoid airborne allergens entirely, (even moving to the desert w ... Read on »
Depression Defenses that Can Help by Heartstrong Registered NurseFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health  Misery doesn’t love company. It also doesn’t love sleeping well, or enjoying activities, or eating healthfully, or making hopeful plans. Misery is, well, miserable. And w ... Read on »
Make the Most of Indoor Exercise by Heartstrong Registered NurseFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health Many of us love being outdoors for physical activities. But when the weather gets crummy—too cold, too hot, or too much precipitation of any sort—we stay on the sofa, m ... Read on »