Heart Healthy: A Practical Guide to Living Well (Compact Disc)
Concise yet thorough, this twelve-lecture course could be among the best investments you'll ever make. Learn how to live a heart-healthy life with one of the world's most esteemed heart experts. The human heart is a phenomenal organ: during the course of an average lifetime, it beats 2.5 billion times and pumps 50 million gallons of blood through the body. But diseases of the heart are the leading cause of death in America, affecting 25 million people--almost 10% of the population. Becoming heart-healthy means understanding the risks you face and the ways to prevent those risks from becoming a reality. New medical science and technology have made assessing risk easier than ever, but creating a healthy strategy that's right for you can seem daunting. Dr. Simeon Margolis (MD, Johns Hopkins) helps you do just that in this insightful set of talks. An award-winning professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Dr. Margolis channels decades of experience as a teacher and clinician into practical, easy-to-understand advice. His expert teaching guides you through the most vital questions about heart health, helping you navigate complex issues like inherited and acquired risk factors, diagnostic tests, drug therapies, and changes in your diet, exercise habits, weight, and other lifestyle patterns. Erudite and accessible, this audio course helps listeners of all ages develop life-changing wellness strategies.