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    How Your Heart Works

    Since ancient times, humans have known that the heart is important. However, for a long time, people did not know what the heart did. The famous Greek philosopher, Aristotle, knew that the heart was important, but he thought the heart was the seat of intelligence, or what the brain does back in the fourth century BC. The famous Greek doctor, Galen, whose ideas were the cornerstone of medicine unti…Read More

  2. whta is heart disease stockton cardiology medical group

    What is Heart Disease?

    The heart, along with your brain and lungs, is arguably one of the most important organs in your body. Without a properly functioning heart, you can’t live. The heart is a muscle that never stops working from the moment you are born till the day you die. It’s job is to send blood throughout your entire body, bringing all the cells in your body life-giving oxygen and nutrients and sweeping away…Read More

  3. Staying Heart Healthy This Fall

    Hello, and welcome back to our blog here at Stockton Cardiology. It’s that time of year again! Leaves are falling, colors are changing, and the weather is finally starting to cool down a bit. As we start to shift our focus to seasonal activities like a trip to the pumpkin patch or preparing this year’s Halloween costume, it’s important to remember our heart health this time of year. If you h…Read More

  4. Stress And Heart Health

    It’s never easy dealing with high stress levels. Whether you feel overburdened with work or you have something going on in your personal life that is contributing to your stress levels, it can be difficult to figure out what to do. Unfortunately, stress does a lot more than reduce quality of life, it can take a toll on your heart health as well. In this blog, we’re going to talk about how stre…Read More

  5. Peripheral Vascular Disease FAQ

    If you’ve been diagnosed with peripheral vascular disease (PVD), you may have several questions and concerns. Let’s take a moment to address the most common questions that we encounter here at Stockton Cardiology. What Is Peripheral Vascular Disease? Peripheral vascular disease is caused by plaque buildup in arteries that exist outside of the heart or brain, nearer to the extremities of the bo…Read More

  6. Does Sleep Help the Heart?

    Proper amounts of sleep are beneficial to heart health. With too little sleep, your body may be more at risk for contracting heart disease, yet with too much sleep you may also be harming your cardiovascular system. Regulating your sleep hours may give your heart health a boost. Let’s take a look at the best proper amount of sleep that you should shoot for in order to improve your heart health -…Read More

  7. Smoking Harms Your Heart!

    OK, we’ve heard it all before: Smoking is harmful for your health. Aside from increasing your risk of lung cancer, it is harmful to just about every other part of your body; and that includes your heart. So, it’s time to make a real change. Invest in your future by quitting smoking. If you have cardiovascular issues, or a history of cardiovascular complications in your family, it’s especiall…Read More

  8. A Walk a Day Keeps the Heart Doctor Away

    Here at Stockton Cardiology Medical Group, our heart specialists believe in the power of walking. Walking, is a simple step that almost anyone can take to improve their heart health. But beyond your heart health, walking provides a litany of benefits. Let’s take a look at what walking can do for your heart health, the health of the rest of your body, and for your mind. Walking and Your Cardiovas…Read More