What You Don't Know Won't Hurt You

http://youtu.be/W2YQDk8KWkQI need to get 400 hits on my YouTube video about Women and Heart Disease (CVD) for my Women's Global Health and Human Rights class.  Please click on the link and view my video!Thanks for yout help!Cathy...more

Sodium: Is how much you ingest really bad?

For years and years and years HCPs have been telling you to cut out sodium as much as you can from your diet, and I feel like it is everywhere that people know they shouldn’t eat too much sodium, but, why?  And some ways to make sure you aren’t being duped into eating more sodium than you have intended!...more

Baked Blueberry Oatmeal

Oatmeal is such a satisfying breakfast and I find myself eating it several times a week. Whether it's Overnight oats, stove top oats, or baked oatmeal, it's all good to me. This is a big difference from someone who grew up thinking oatmeal tasted like cardboard. My how times have changed....more

Go Red for Women in February!

The American Heart Association, for the past nine years, has been promoting the GO Red for Women Campaign to make women aware of their risks for heart attacks (cardiac arrest).  I not only support this as a female Healthcare Practitioner (HCP) but also as some who works with cardiac arrest patients, the more people know their risks and how to stay healthy, the more empowered they are to actually BE healthy!...more

How do you help in Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA)?

Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is one of the worldwide leading causes of death and in the US alone, around 250,000 people die each year, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). More people die each year from SCA than they do from colorectal, breast, and prostate cancer, AIDS, car accidents, and guns.  That’s pretty remarkable, when you think about it in those terms, right? There are some pretty simple things that you can do to help a victim of sudden cardiac arrest, and you never know when you might be in the position to help save someone’s life!...more

Belly fat may be worse for your health than obesity?

I guess it is one more reason to get into shape: there has been recent research to support that those of us with belly fat but a “normal” weight are at a higher risk for cardiovascular death than those that are obese. Good gravy.  Another thing to be worried about, but I guess it goes back to the whole “fat” skinny thing.  You can be within your appropriate weight but if you don’t work out and tend to have a lot of belly fat, this might be the inspiration you need to improve your diet and tighten that tummy!...more

Does your Heart ever flutter?

http://www.nursebridgid.com/2012/10/does-your-heart-ever-flutter.html   ...more

Lower your Cholesterol levels with FOOD!

http://www.nursebridgid.com/2012/09/lower-your-cholesterol-levels-with-f... Cholesterol is always one of those buzz words that people talk about and a health issue that they are worried about. It is something that we should all be screened for, and keep in our thoughts when we eat daily. As part of a healthy lifestyle, adding certain food to our diets can help to naturally remove the "bad" cholesterol from our bodies and increase the "good" cholesterol.What kinds of Cholesterol are there?...more