Recent Mayo Clinic Studies Help To Highlight The Value Of Cardio Testing

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healthyheartThe Northern California Medical Associates Cardiovascular Services offers regular cardiovascular screening tests and is committed to educating patients about heart and stroke prevention to highlight the importance of a long-term commitment to heart healthy living.

A report out just last month gives a clear indicator that the single best option for avoiding cardiovascular disease is exercise and maintaining fitness. This study reveals that fitness level was the single most powerful predictor of death and survival, even after researchers accounted for variables such as diabetes and family history of premature death — a finding that emphasizes the significance of maintaining lifelong heart and lung fitness.

The Importance of Cardiovascular Screening

The key to preventing cardiovascular disease is no doubt heading off potential risk factors such as high blood pressure, high total cholesterol or high blood glucose. The best way to determine overall risk factors is through screening tests recommended by physicians as part of a regular doctor visit. Routine cardiovascular screening is important to detect risk factors in their earliest stages. Risk factors that are determined early enough help doctors treat the risk factor in patients prescribing lifestyle changes and medication where appropriate, before the risk has the opportunity to the development of cardiovascular disease.

What the Latest Studies Reveal

According to a recent study titled the ‘FIT Treadmill Score’ described in the March 2, 2015 issue of the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings that collected data from 58,000 heart stress tests performed by cardiologists who created a formula that estimates one’s risk of dying over a period of 10 years based on a person’s ability to exercise on a treadmill at an increasing speed and incline. Researchers analyzed information collected from more than 58,000 people between 18-96 years of age who underwent standard exercise stress tests over an 18 year period for evaluation of chest pain, shortness of breath, fainting or dizziness.

Study participants were tracked within each fitness level to determine how many died from any cause over the next decade. The results reveal that among people of the same age and gender, fitness level and peak heart rate reached during exercise was the ultimate indicators of death risk. Fitness level was the single most powerful predictor of death and survival, even after researchers accounted for other important variables such as diabetes and family history of premature death. Researchers believe that the finding underscores the significance of heart and lung fitness.

NCMA Cardiovascular Services

The American Heart Association stipulates that the most common risk factors for developing heart disease are high LDL cholesterol, low HDL cholesterol, high blood pressure, family history, diabetes and smoking. Women in the post-menopausal stage are also at higher risk as are men over the age of 45, and obesity for both men and women is considered to be a risk factor. Determining risk factors through routine screenings can help to save lives.

Cardiovascular screening results can also serve to put patients on alert as to the importance of diet modification and lead them to embrace the idea of adopting a routine of healthy physical activity — changes that can impact long term health for life. Most regular cardiovascular screening tests should begin as early as age 20, the frequency of follow-up then determined by the individual’s assessed level of risk.

From cardiac catheterization to open-heart surgery, from electrophysiology to rehabilitation and prevention, the Northern California Medical Associates (NCMA) Cardiovascular Services team is dedicated to delivering the highest quality care and the best patient results. NCMA Cardiovascular Services offers patients a comprehensive range of cardiac services, interventional procedures and comprehensive care to meet the needs of patients. All procedures are performed by highly skilled and trained registered sonographers, registered nuclear technologists, and/or registered nurses and medical assistants, under the support of physicians. To learn more visit our website.

Tips On Increasing The Resale Value Of A Home With Technology

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homeWhether you’re thinking of selling your home next month or next year, increasing the resale value of your house through home improvement projects is always a smart idea. Today, many home buyers aren’t looking for a home with a pool or a fancy deck; they are looking for enhanced home technology.

To help you understand how you can use smart technology to add value to your home, the Electronic Security Association (ESA) provides an overview on the most popular features on the market.

Security
According to a recent study conducted by Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate (BHGRE), 48 percent of American adults, ages 18-35, reported that a security system ranks highest on their list of desired smart home features. These high-tech alarms go beyond their intended job of protecting property; they also bring comfort and convenience to everyday life.

In addition to the capabilities of a traditional alarm system, a smart security system are connects to your wireless network and can send notifications about activity within your home to your smartphone or tablet. Another added feature is the ability to monitor and secure your home remotely. Simply log into your system via a mobile app or desktop browser to view live feed from your surveillance cameras, lock the front door, arm your system and much more.

Safety
Today’s advanced smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) detectors do more than just beep incessantly when the batteries run out; they tell you when and where trouble is lurking in your home.

New technology in smoke and CO detectors can help your family escape your home quickly by calling out the location of the affected area long before conditions become life-threatening. Additionally, advanced life safety systems can give you peace of mind by allowing you to check in on the well-being of your family when you’re not home. Best of all, you can have your smart smoke and/or carbon monoxide detectors monitored by a central station around the clock so that first responders are on the way at the first sign of trouble.

Lifestyle
Lifestyle enhancing features such as a smart thermostat can also pique the interest of buyers. These devices have the ability to learn your heating and cooling preferences and adjust the temperature without you lifting a finger. But convenience isn’t the only selling point. With an advanced thermostat, you can control the temperature of your home remotely and employ power conservation settings when your home is vacant, which can reduce your heating and cooling bill – cost savings that are universally appealing to buyers.

With the demand for home automation steadily rising and the cost continuing to drop, adding value to your home with technology is a no-brainer. Visit http://www.Alarm.org to learn more about smart homes and begin creating an investment that’s sure to pay off.

ABOUT ESA

Established in 1948, the Electronic Security Association (ESA) is the largest trade association representing the electronic life safety and security industry. Member companies install, integrate and monitor intrusion and fire detection, video surveillance and electronic access control systems for commercial, residential, industrial and governmental clients. In cooperation with an alliance of chapter associations, ESA provides technical and management training, government advocacy and delivers information, advice, tools, and services that members use to grow their businesses and prosper. ESA may be reached at (888) 447-1689 or on the Web at http://www.ESAweb.org.

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The True Value Of Mom!

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By Diane Lang

momkidsrunThe true value of a mom -if you had to post a classified ad for the job of mother what would it look?

HelpWanted: Mom
Must have a beautiful smile, warm eyes and a big heart. Highly motivated and energetic individual with the ability to multitask, negotiate and manage time. Must be organized, delegate responsibility, self-starter, independent worker and manage a budget. Patience, warmth and caring a must! Must work well under pressure. Must be disciplined, responsible, loyal and good managerial skills. Listening skills a plus. Must have reliable car and clean drivers record. Position requires long hours, overtime and weekends. No sick or vacation time. Pay is low, appreciate is rare but you will learn and grow a lot from the position.

“This Sunday is Mother’s day. We sometimes forget how much our moms do for us. The classified ad is just a reminder of all the hard work our moms do. It doesn’t take much to show our moms appreciation and love,” says Diane Lang.

Here are five ways to show your mom how much she is loved:

1. Spending time with her. Make this day about her. Ask her what she wants to do and spend the day doing it.

2. Tell your mom how much you love and care for her. The right words can brighten her day.

3. Show her how much you appreciate her with a gift – it’s not about the money, it’s the thought. Moms love homemade gifts.

4. Say “Thank you” for all the helpful advice, being a great role model, time spent with you, all the days she called in sick to be with you, etc. Let her know what a great impact she has made on your life.

5. Remember to show your mom love all year long. Mother’s day is great, but don’t wait to show your love.

Diane Lang is a Positive Living Expert and psychotherapist – is a nationally recognized speaker, author, educator, therapist and media expert. Lang is extremely mediagenic and offers expertise on a variety of health and wellness topics about creating balance and finding happiness through positive living as well as multiple mental health, lifestyle and parenting needs. In addition to holding multiple counseling positions, Diane is also an adjunct professor at Montclair State University.