Heart Health

Important Things to Know About Your Heart Health
On WJON’s Health Matters program, CentraCare Cardiologist Benjamin Johnson, MD, explained that almost everyone will eventually have plaque buildup in the wall of his or her arteries. He said people where heart disease runs in their families have a higher frequency of plaque buildup. However, there are ways to counteract or reduce that risk.

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Skip the Salt: Adding Flavor to Low-Sodium Recipes
Did you know that excess sodium can increase the risk of high blood pressure? CentraCare Heart & Vascular Center dietitians will discuss how to keep recipes flavorful and interesting without the salt at a cooking class on May 13. After preparing the recipes in front of the group, samples will be provided of:
  • Kale Salad with Blueberry Ginger Dressing
  • Thai Crunch Bowl with Salmon
The free class is from 1-2 p.m. Monday, May 13, at CentraCare Heart & Vascular Center. Class size is limited to 14 people.

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