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Share your heart health questions and experiences with Daphne Bell and the Keeping TABs on Your Heart family.

Keeping TABs on your heart is about living a heart healthy life. In Todd’s memory,

Daphne Bell hopes to educate the community about heart disease risks, the importance of knowing your heart-health family tree and how to make a change for the better.

Knowledge is one of your strongest weapons against heart disease, share your questions with Daphne and learn more about heart disease and its risk factors. Daphne will answer some of your questions on the air during her regular Keeping TABs on Your Heart segments.

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Discover your family’s connection to cancer and coronary heart disease (CHD).

Family HealthLink is an interactive tool from The Ohio State University Medical Center that estimates risk by reviewing patterns of cancer and heart disease and related conditions in a family. This program will help you learn more about your risk for cancer and CHD. It will help you learn what you can do to focus your screening and prevention efforts. It is a free service. It will take about ten minutes depending on the size of your family. You will then receive a personalized risk assessment that you can share with your healthcare providers.

Heart Disease Risk Factors

There are simple, everyday things we can all do to nourish and protect our hearts.

• Cut your cholesterol: a total cholesterol level of 200 mg/dl or less is considered desirable for most Americans.

• Keep your blood pressure under control: a blood pressure of 140/90 over an extended period of time is considered “high.”

• Control your blood sugar/glucose levels if you have diabetes: work with your physician to identify and achieve the desirable range.

• Lose weight: being over weight increases your risk of heart disease and also has a negative impact on risk factors like blood pressure, diabetes and cholesterol.

• Quit smoking: nearly one in five deaths from heart disease is attributed to smoking.

• Know your family history: look for conditions like high cholesterol, diabetes or blood pressure, learn more and discuss your findings with your doctor.

• Eat a healthy diet: a diet high in fat and salt can increase weight, blood pressure and cholesterol.

• Get active: fit 30 to 60 minutes of aerobic exercise into your daily routine.

Learn more from the heart and vascular experts at The Ohio State University Medical Center

Physician Partners

Learn more about the Keeping TABs on Your Heart team of physicians!

William Abraham MD

Philip Binkley MD

Quinn Capers IV, MD

John Larry, MD

Subha Raman, MD

Tom Ryan, MD

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