Dr. Alon Ronen

St. Vincent’s hosts talk on cardiac death in the young

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St. Vincent’s Medical Center is hosting an informative lecture on “Sudden Cardiac Death in the Young.” This lecture will inform and empower parents to take action and prevent their child or teen from becoming a statistic. The event will take place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24 in St. Vincent’s Hawley Conference Center, […] [Read More]
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Component of IV drips can reduce injury to major organs

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Yale researchers have found that the lactate component of a common saline solution used in intravenous drips in hospitals may have anti-inflammatory effects that can reduce injury to major organs. The finding has clinical implications for the treatment of pancreatitis, kidney injury, strokes, and even heart attacks. The study is published online in the journal […] [Read More]
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Star Jones to headline Heart Association fundraiser in Greenwich

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The Westchester-Fairfield Region American Heart Association announced that Star Jones will present the keynote address at the Go Red For Women Luncheon on May 30 at the Hyatt Regency in Old Greenwich. The event attracts more than 500 local businesswomen and community leaders for a half-day of inspiration, awareness and education about women’s number one […] [Read More]

Study: Black vegetarians at lower risk for heart disease

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Among more than 26,000 black Seventh-day Adventists, those who are vegetarians are at lower risk for heart disease, compared with their meat-eating counterparts, according to results of a new Loma Linda University Health study. The study, available online now in the journal Public Health Nutrition, compared the cardiovascular risk factors between black vegetarians and non-vegetarians […] [Read More]
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Study: Strength training may lower heart risks in kids

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Early strengthening activities can lead to a decrease in cardio health risks in children and adolescents, according to results of a new study by a Baylor University professor and a team of researchers. Until recently, treatment for adolescent obesity and associated health problems has focused mostly on diet modifications and aerobic exercise such as walking […] [Read More]
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Author and heart attack survivor Eliz Greene will speak at St. Vincent's Medical Center's Hearts Full of Spring fundraiser on March 25.

St. Vincent’s to host ‘Hearts full of spring’

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St. Vincent’s Medical Center Foundation will host its third annual “Hearts full of Spring” fundraiser on March 25 at Mitchells in Westport from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Television personality Dave Price will be the Master of Ceremonies for the evening. Guest Speaker Eliz Greene will present “A Busy Women’s Guide to A Healthy Heart.” Greene […] [Read More]

11 women to get heart health makeover

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The Westchester-Fairfield American Heart Association will conduct the BetterU Makeover Challenge program to assist eleven local women on their journey toward improved heart health through lifestyle changes. The 12-week BetterU program is being sponsored by Stamford Hospital. The program’s goal is to remind all women of the need to make healthy lifestyle choices to prevent their number […] [Read More]

Bridgeport Hospital heart lab reaccredited

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  Bridgeport Hospital’s echocardiography laboratory has been reaccredited for a full three-year term by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission for meeting national standards of care. The reaccreditation follows a thorough review of the laboratory’s operations and technology by a panel of experts. This is the third reaccreditation for the Bridgeport Hospital echocardiography lab, which was one […] [Read More]

Sitting too much could lead to disability

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If you read last week’s Thrive cover story, you know that sitting too much can cause all sorts of problems, increasing risk of heart disease, blood clots and other issues. Well, this week a new study out of Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine added another item to list of risks from a sedentary lifestyle. […] [Read More]

Impending snow cancels Valley Heart event

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With yet another snowstorm predicted for tomorrow, the Valley Heart Club has already canceled its 30th anniversary and National Heart Month, originally scheduled for tomorrow at 7 p.m. at Griffin Hospital in Derby. Griffin will provide information on a possible new date as soon as possible. For details about the event or the Valley Heart […] [Read More]
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