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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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Too Many Stroke Patients are Missing an Important Medication by Heartstrong Registered NurseFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health The May 27th online issue of Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association reported that more than 16% of stroke patients are being discharged without a potentially li ... Read on »
Healthy Teeth Can Mean a Healthy Heart by Heartstrong Registered NurseFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health   A recent study published in the British Medical Journal was conducted on almost 12,000 adults in Scotland and found that people with poor oral hygiene had a 70% hi ... Read on »
Women and Heart Disease Across the Lifespan (Part 2 – Baby Boomers) by Heartstrong Registered NurseFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health During this show we will discuss heart problems women may start to experience around menopause. “The Menopause Triple Threat” – weight gain, high blood pressure & choleste ... Read on »
“Good morning, it’s your healthy wake-up call!” by Heartstrong Registered NurseFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health Why not join us for a cup of java or cup of tea (both are healthy drinks which we will discuss) and listen to a free health seminar. “Good morning, it’s your healthy w ... Read on »
Health benefits Associated with Whole Grains by Heartstrong Registered NurseFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health Below are Some of the Key Highlights from Putting the Whole Grain Puzzle Together: Health benefits Associated with Whole Grains:   Whole Grain Dietary Intake (pres ... Read on »
Can Ginger Ease Muscle Pain? by Heartstrong Registered NurseFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health Ginger has been used for a variety of ailments like upset stomachs and the common cold for many years.  It has also been shown to have an anti-inflammatory effect i ... Read on »
Going Gluten-Free by Heartstrong Registered NurseFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health from HealthyWomen’s e-newsletter, HealthyWomen Take 10 What’s up with gluten? You might not have even heard of gluten until recently when foods without this grain prot ... Read on »
Too many adults and children unaware of their blood pressure by Heartstrong Registered NurseFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health  Just got back from a community blood pressure screening and was surprised how many people were unaware that their blood pressure was elevated. When asked if they w ... Read on »
Women and Heart Disease Across the Lifespan Part 1 (Young Women) by Heartstrong Registered NurseFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health This is the first of a three part series titled “Women and Heart Disease across the Lifespan.”  On this show we will concentrate on heart conditions that are more likely t ... Read on »
Stroke Symptoms Checklist by Heartstrong Registered NurseFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health from the Stroke Health Center A stroke happens when a blood vessel carrying oxygen and nutrients to the brain is either blocked by a clot (ischemic stroke) or ruptures ... Read on »
Women Unaware of the Warning Signs of a Stroke by Heartstrong Registered NurseFacebook 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health On average in this country it takes a woman 45 minutes longer to seek care for a heart attack or stroke. A new online survey may help explain why…  Only one in ... Read on »
May is National Salad Month by Heartstrong Registered NurseFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health  Well I have to admit this is the first time I ever heard of “salad month” – seems like everyone and everything has a month these days.  I am a fan of the salad so ... Read on »
Quick 3 Minute Overview on Blood Pressure by Heartstrong Registered NurseFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health This is a video I filmed discussing high blood pressure, what your blood pressure numbers mean and things you can do to control your blood pressure. Why not take 3 minutes ... Read on »
Healthy Habits for College Students: Your Guide to Better Nutrition, Without Giving Up the... by Heartstrong Registered NurseFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health Despite the national initiative to eat better and cleaner, the stereotype of the pizza-gnawing, beer-guzzling college student still exists. And it’s not just because all c ... Read on »
What’s Lurking in your Family Health Tree? by Heartstrong Registered NurseFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health Have you ever investigated your roots and your family tree? Several years ago I was able to trace several of my great-grandparents back to the ship they traveled on when t ... Read on »
Why Mediterranean Diet is Different from American Diet by Heartstrong Registered NurseFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health a) It is widely known that Mediterranean diet has high fat content.  Is weight loss still possible if people will follow this kind of diet? To some extent, Mediterrane ... Read on »
Fast facts on canola oil and The Heart-Smart Diabetes Kitchen Cookbook by Heartstrong Registered NurseFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health You need a little fat in your diet for good health. Oils and fats supply energy, carry flavors, and help your body absorb fat-soluble vitamins, like vitamins A, D, ... Read on »
Carotid Artery Stenting vs Carotid Artery Surgery: Is there a Difference? by Heartstrong Registered NurseFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health If you have a carotid stenosis you could be at an increased risk for a stroke. Carotid artery surgery (carotid endarterectomy) has been the treatment of choice for ... Read on »
Sleep Apnea Can Kill You – Severe Sleep Apnea Increases Overall Mortality by Heartstrong Registered NurseFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health  The National Heart Lung and Blood Institute estimates that 12 million adults in the U.S. have sleep apnea.  Unfortunately most people with sleep apnea are unaware – undia ... Read on »
Back to Nature: Take Your Workout Outdoors by Heartstrong Registered NurseFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health Exercise equipment fills Tami Hart’s garage, gathering dust. Tami also ignores the 24-hour fitness room she could use for free at her workplace. It’s not that the Paye ... Read on »