Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death and disability in America. Even if you are healthy now, it is important to know the risk factors for heart disease and if you already have heart disease you should be following your doctor’s advice on diet and exercise. Today, I am going to highlight some resources for preventing heart disease and also some on treating heart disease.
So you are a healthy individual, but do you know what you should be doing every day that will reduce your chances of getting heart disease? Check out these websites for information on nutrition, exercise and maintaining a healthy weight.
Also, visit the Frymoyer Center for these books:
- “Mayo Clinic Healthy Heart for Life”
“Heart 411: The Only Guide To Heart Health You’ll Ever Need”
“Eating Well For A Healthy Heart Cookbook”
If you have heart disease already and are looking for information about your condition or treatment visit these websites:
- American Heart Association – Conditions
- American Heart Association – Implantable Medical Devices
- MedlinePlus – Heart Surgery
Also, talk to us about these local resources:
- “Move to Lose” Cardiac Rehabilitation, The University of Vermont Medical Center. “Move to Lose” is a 16-week behaviorally based weight-loss program which includes a 4-month gym membership. It is led by a registered dietician who is trained in behavioral weight-loss management. The cost of the program is $250. For additional information or to register for this program, please call 802-847-4514.
- American Heart Association, Burlington, Vermont Chapter. 802-878-7700. The local chapter has information on research in Vermont, local support resources, and chapter events.
If you have question or can’t find the information you are looking for, contact the Fymoyer Center at The University of Vermont Medical Center. We can find the information for you or refer you to the best sources. Call us at 802-847-8821, email us at ResourceCenter@UVMHealth.org, or visit us in the third level of the Main Pavilion at the UVM Medical Center.
Alan Lampson, M.L.S., is a medical librarian and the lead of the Frymoyer Community Health Resource Center. He has been a librarian for 29 years and has his Level II designation as Consumer Health Information Specialist.