Healthy Living is a monthly special section published in all 18 Anton Community Newspapers focusing on a wide range of health topics and highlighting the extensive health services available in our area. A sampling of current stories appears here.
Dr. Paul C. Moulinie, director of the Center for Complementary Care at Huntington Hospital, knows the positive effect that meditation has on the cardiovascular system, and he shares it gladly with his patients. Besides managing a busy private cardiology practice, he serves as chief of the division of cardiology at Huntington Hospital. He is a strong believer in treating the patient as a whole, not just the disease. The Center for Complementary Care offers strategies in how to manage stress. Here health care professionals assist patients in different stress reduction techniques, including meditation and yoga.
As stress is becoming more and more rampant in our daily lives, so are diseases affected by it. Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) is one. This involves the heart and blood vessels, often caused by atherosclerosis. According to the American Heart Association, (AHA), cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in America. Studies show that meditation can be a great preventive tool in CVD risk reduction.
In mainstream America, stress reduction and meditation are often used interchangeably.
We all know that a good night’s sleep is important to feeling healthy, but one in five people might suffer from something called sleep apnea, which not only disturbs their sleep, but poses tremendous, even life-threatening health risks.
The warning signs of sleep apnea range from snoring or waking up in the night to a lack of focus or extreme tiredness during the day. Untreated, these symptoms can be signs of an affliction that elevates the risk of everything from high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke to diabetes. The effects can also lead to depression, anxiety, weight gain and sexual dysfunction. Some sufferers have trouble staying awake in important situations like while at work… or worse, behind the wheel.
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