News and Articles

Beating the Weather and Maintaining Routine Physical Exercise

By PCNA | January 11, 2019

Many common health problems such as heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, and stroke have been linked to poor lifestyle choices (4). One of the simplest forms of disease prevention that many…

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Exercise and Mental Health: What’s Optimal

By PCNA | December 27, 2018

As the winter months ensue, health behaviors are at risk for taking a negative turn. Changes in eating patterns, increased sedentary time, reduced overall activity, and altered sleep patterns are…

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The Importance of Atrial Fibrillation Burden

By PCNA | December 24, 2018

Atrial fibrillation (AFib) is increasingly viewed as a public health problem due to its increased incidence, prevalence, and adverse impact on the growing aging population. Past studies of the burden…

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Climate Change and Health

By PCNA | December 19, 2018

Climate change threatens human health and well-being in the United States. The U.S. Global Change Research Program conducted a Climate and Health Assessment in order to enhance understanding and inform…

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PCNA and Million Hearts: Helping More People Reap the Benefits of Cardiac Rehab

By PCNA | November 27, 2018

Participation in cardiac rehabilitation (CR) improves quality of life and reduces the risk of death and readmissions to the hospital. Individuals who complete all 36 sessions of CR have a…

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PCNA Endorses New Cholestrol and Physical Acitivity Guidelines

By PCNA | November 27, 2018

Prevention was a major theme of the 2018 American Heart Association Scientific Sessions held in Chicago this November. Two guideline updates are especially relevant to preventive cardiovascular nurses. The Preventive…

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Staying Fit During the Holidays: Plan to Keep Moving and Have Fun

By PCNA | November 23, 2018

Are you looking for ways to keep fit during the holidays? Does your exercise routine seem to come to a halt when you are with family or friends and away…

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Can Eating Yogurt Reduce Cardiometabolic Risk?

By PCNA | November 5, 2018

Eating 8 ounces of low-fat yogurt before a meal can improve post-meal metabolism and therefore reduce the risk of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases.

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The Role of Prevention in Reducing Cardiovascular Health Care Costs

By PCNA | November 5, 2018

There is currently no evidence to support universal screening for CVD, similar to that for various types of cancer. But a recent study showed that improved detection and prevention of advanced subclinical CVD could have a big impact on long-term health and future health care costs.

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8 Smart Mobile Apps and Gadgets for Heart Health

By PCNA | November 5, 2018

As a team, cardiovascular health and technology experts have come together to develop a myriad of downloadable tools at your fingertips to help prevent and manage CVD. Here are a few apps and gadgets for heart health that you can use – and recommend to your patients.

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