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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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The Changing Role of Preventive Cardiology in Managing Patients with Diabetes

By PCNA | July 27, 2018

According to the American College of Cardiology, patients with diabetes can decrease their cardiovascular risk by taking certain diabetes medications. Health care providers working in preventive cardiology can improve cardiovascular outcomes by becoming more involved in the management of patients with diabetes.

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Exercise Strategies for Prevention From Exercise is Medicine®

By PCNA | June 28, 2018

Exercise is Medicine® is committed to the idea that exercise and physical activity are integral to the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases. The program also focused on the low physical activity in health care providers and the need for providers to counsel patients at office visits.

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Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Wins PCNA’s First-ever Institutional Award

By PCNA | June 5, 2018

With a record of producing top notch cardiovascular nursing leaders and conducting nursing research, the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing was a clear choice for the Preventive Cardiovascular Nursing Association’s first-ever Institutional Award for Excellence in Promoting Cardiovascular Care.

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Obesity Impacting Life Expectancy

By PCNA | June 4, 2018

The National Academy of Sciences has reported a slowdown in mortality improvement rates in the United States compared to other countries, and studies indicate that a major contributor is the rise in the prevalence of obesity.

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What Are Natural Flavors?

By PCNA | June 4, 2018

Cardiovascular nurses who counsel patients to improve diet quality may be confronted with questions regarding what “natural flavors” really are and why there are in so many foods.

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