GPPC Blog

When you think of hearts in February, many people think about candy hearts and chocolate hearts. We’re here to remind you about the other heart you should be thinking about this month.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. More than 635,000 Americans die each year from heart disease. The good news is, you don’t have to be one of them.

Heart disease is something each of us has a lot of control over. Things like eating a heart healthy diet, getting daily exercise, and not using tobacco are key elements to maintaining a healthy heart. That, of course, can be easier said than done.

At General Physician, PC, we have an outstanding nutrition services team that can help. They work with patients every day to develop personal plans for living healthier lifestyles. Whether you want to lose weight, control your diabetes, or just take steps to ensure your ticker keeps ticking for a long time to come, our team can help.

If you do have cardiovascular (heart) issues, we also have some of the best cardiovascular doctors in the region. Our Great Lakes Cardiovascular team has decades of experience caring for heart issues of all degrees of complexity. As we like to say, with our doctors, “Your Heart is in Good Hands.”

Take some time this month and reflect on what steps, big or small, you can take to make sure your heart is healthy. If you need a doctor, we are accepting new patients at all of our 70+ offices across Western New York and Northern PA. If you are already on a plan, great, keep at it! If you need additional resources, please check out some of these links.

For a complete list of our offices by specialty: GPPC Office Locations

To learn more about our Nutrition Services team: GPPC Nutritional Services

To learn about our Great Lakes Cardiovascular team, visit: www.greatlakescardiovascular.com

For some excellent tips from the Mayo Clinic on ways to keep your heart healthy: Mayo Clinic

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