Benefits of Statin Therapy

Statins are a class of drugs often prescribed by doctors to help lower cholesterol levels in the blood. By lowering the levels, they help prevent heart attacks and stroke. Studies show that, in certain people, statins reduce the risk of […]

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Italian Chicken and Veggie Grill Packets

Serves 2  Cooking spray Heavy duty aluminum foil  2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts  ½ fresh lemon 1 cup fresh zucchini or yellow squash chopped 1 cup diced baking potato (scrubbed, keep skin on)  ½ cup diced onion (use your favorite…red, […]

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The Mediterranean Diet

The most comprehensively assessed and consistently supported diet by the medical literature in regard to its benefits on cardiovascular health and reduction in cardiovascular events is the traditional Mediterranean diet. Dr. Norman Roth discusses key aspects of the diet and […]

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Dr. Norman Roth Discusses the Use of Statins

How they work and who can benefit One of the most common questions I get as a cardiologist pertains to the use of statins. Statins are drugs that can lower your cholesterol. They work by blocking a substance your body […]

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St. Patrick’s Day Corned Beef Hash Recipe

Adapted from EatingWell.com Serves 4  Ingredients  2 teaspoons olive oil 1 large onion, chopped 4 cups diced, cooked potatoes  1 cup chopped lean corned beef brisket (4 ounces)  *Tip: When purchasing, choose a lean meat; it has 1 gram fat per […]

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Keep “Pizza Night” Heart Healthy

To reduce the fat and sodium intake on your pizza night, try making your own pizza at home. Use a low-sodium store-bought dough, whole wheat English muffin, or a flatbread that has <5% sodium per serving. Top it with a […]

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Shake Off the Shaker!

Did you know that one teaspoon of salt has a whopping 2300mg of sodium? If you are following a low-sodium diet for heart health, you should aim for no more than 1500mg-2000mg of dietary sodium in a day. A little […]

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Stress

For many, the pandemic has created challenges that have brought about physical and mental stress.  Some safe ways to manage stress to keep healthy include: Exercise – aim for 30 minutes most days of the week Meditate or practice deep […]

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High Blood Pressure and Heart Failure

High blood pressure is a common, treatable risk factor for developing heart failure.  Uncontrolled high blood pressure can cause the heart muscle to become weak and work less efficiently. Symptoms of heart failure, such as shortness of breath and swelling, can subsequently […]

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Alcohol and Your Heart

Excessive alcohol intake can lead to numerous heart illnesses, including weakness of the heart muscle (cardiomyopathy), irregular heart rhythms, stroke, and high blood pressure to name just a few.  Alcohol can also interfere with your cardiac medications. Moderation is key, […]

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Prescription for Exercise

Get moving! Exercise can help lower your blood pressure, raise your “good” cholesterol, keep your weight controlled, and help you feel less tired.  Aim for 150 minutes per week of moderate intensity aerobic activity. Start slowly and add time and intensity each […]

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Valentine’s Day Corn and Red Pepper Chowder

Serving Size: 6 ounces; full recipe makes 5 servings Freeze individual servings for easy heat-up leftovers!  Ingredients: 1 large yellow onion1 tablespoon olive oil 3 tablespoons flour 2 cups reduced sodium chicken broth 2 cups frozen and thawed corn kernels1 large red bell […]

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Update on Vaccine Distribution (75 and older)

We are committed to helping our patients navigate through the vaccine process. Here are some of the most current options for scheduling vaccines. UConn Health To schedule a vaccine appointment at UConn Health in Farmington, you must be registered in […]

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Enroll in VAMS for Vaccine Administration

January 15, 2021 The Department of Public Health has an enrollment system for the vaccine. Fill out a simple form to register with the Vaccine Administration Management System (VAMS). You will need to enter your full name, date of birth, eligible […]

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Vaccine Update

Connecticut is now in phase 1B. Currently, two options have opened to allow patients age 75 or above to schedule an appointment. The State will also be providing additional options in the near future. Our offices will not be distributing the […]

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Cancer Treatment and the Heart

Cardio-oncology is a field within cardiology that focuses on the detection, monitoring, and treatment of cardiovascular disease occurring as a side effect of chemotherapy and radiotherapy. We are pleased to have our newest team member, Dr. Allison Padegimas, as a […]

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Taking the Time to Know Our Patients

We pride ourselves on getting to know each patient, educating them, and answering all questions and concerns.  We love hearing from our patients on how we deliver on this promise. Read what one patient recently had to share.  We are […]

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