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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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Left-Ventricular Assist System Continues To Grow by Heartstrong Registered NurseFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health More than 22 million people suffer from heart failure worldwide with approximately one million new patients diagnosed annually. In the setting of an aging global po ... Read on »
Food Hero – New Kids Game about Nutrition by Heartstrong Registered NurseFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health Think you know all about nutrition and exercise? Try your luck at Food Hero, a new game created by a team at Children’s Hospital Boston. The free app is competi ... Read on »
Do Calcium Supplements Really Increase Your Risk for a Heart Attack? by Heartstrong Registered NurseFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health On July 29, the British Medical Journal published a meta-analysis on the effects of calcium supplements on the risk of heart disease. The results were reported in the gene ... Read on »
FRIENDS AND FAMILY MIGHT ACTUALLY HELP YOU LIVE LONGER by Heartstrong Registered NurseFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health Researchers evaluated the results of 148 studies and determined that adults with strong relationships may live an average of 4 years longer that those who do not. ... Read on »
FAT BUT FIT: IS THIS ACCEPTABLE FOR PEOPLE WITH HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE? by Heartstrong Registered NurseFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health High blood pressure, readings above 140/90 mmHg,  affects one in three Americans and increases risk for heart disease, stroke, and kidney disease.  This condition w ... Read on »
De-stress in 10 Minutes or Less by Heartstrong Registered NurseFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health from HealthyWomen’s e-newsletter, HealthyWomen Take 10 When stress or anxiety has you feeling tied up in knots, jittery or unable to fall asleep, you can lower your me ... Read on »
Childhood Obesity – Hispanics at Increased Risk by Heartstrong Registered NurseFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health 1 in every 3 young children are overweight or obese.   Hispanic youths are more likely to be obese and are more likely to develop diabetes and heart disease as the ... Read on »
Do you or someone you know snore? That snoring could be Sleep Apnea – and it could kill you! by Heartstrong Registered NurseFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health  Sleep apnea is a common disorder in which you have pauses in breathing (actually stop breathing) or shallow breaths while you sleep.  Breathing pauses can last from a few ... Read on »
A Workout You Can Do in Your Bikini by Heartstrong Registered NurseFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health   For most of us, a trip to the beach means a day of endless snacking and as little movement as possible (aside from switching sides to tan, of course). But after a ... Read on »
RECIPE FOR WORKOUT SUCCESS by Heartstrong Registered NurseFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health   Too much of a good thing isn’t always such a good thing. Your body needs a well-rounded exercise program to stay in optimal health. Here are some ingredients the ... Read on »
Women & Heart Disease Across the Lifespan (Part 3): Older Women by Heartstrong Registered NurseFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health During this final installment of our 3 part series about women and heart disease we will be focusing on heart problems older women are more likely to experience. Some of t ... Read on »
Just Another Headache? by Heartstrong Registered NurseFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health from HealthyWomen’s e-newsletter, HealthyWomen Take 10 When the dull pressure of an occasional headache begins, you might chalk it up to work stress, lack of slee ... Read on »
Milk for the Muscles! by Heartstrong Registered NurseFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health A recent study in the June issue of Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise reported the women who drank two glasses of milk after weight lifting exercise gained ... Read on »
Water Wisdom by Heartstrong Registered NurseFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health from the Healthy Living Center You’ve heard all the advice: Drink eight glasses of water a day. Stay properly hydrated while exercising. Sports drinks aren’t just ... Read on »
Coffee and Tea Drinkers Rejoice!! Heart Health Benefits with Both! by Heartstrong Registered NurseFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health A study published in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology: Journal of the American Heart Association found that moderate and high intake of tea and moderate c ... Read on »
Finding the Right Cardiologist for You by Heartstrong Registered NurseFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health             One of the most important parts of your journey to a healthier heart is deciding who will be your regular heart doctor. Heart doctors (cardiologists) ca ... Read on »
Tai Chi May Improve Your Overall Health by Heartstrong Registered NurseFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health   Have you ever tried Tai Chi? If not it may be worth looking into… The picture above certainly makes Tai Chi look enticing and relaxing. Tai Chi originated ... Read on »
Depression May Cause Increased Belly Fat by Heartstrong Registered NurseFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health A recent study in the June issue of the American Journal of Public Health evaluated a possible link between depression and extra inches around the waist.  Researchers at t ... Read on »
Are Height and Heart Disease Risk Related? by Heartstrong Registered NurseFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health An analysis of 52 studies and over 3 million participants by French researchers revealed short adults were 1 ½ times more likely to develop and ultimately die from ... Read on »
COOKING LIGHT LAUNCHES NATIONWIDE SEARCH FOR THE CHEF WITH THE HEALTHIEST COOKING APPROACH by Heartstrong Registered NurseFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health Contest Seeks to Find the Healthiest and Most Innovative Self-Taught or Professionally-Trained Chef  Cooking Light launches a nationwide search to find the chef with ... Read on »