Heart Disease

Healthgrades recently released their 2019 Report to the Nation, in which they ranked Newton Medical Center among the top 10 percent of hospitals for the treatment of stroke. They also gave us a five-star rating – the highest achievable – for the treatment of heart failure, respiratory failure and sepsis. Read more >





Heart Disease Programs and Screenings

Education and prevention can keep you and your loved ones healthy. We invite you to take advantage of the programs, support groups and screenings available.

Assess Your Stress Level
Find out if you’re over-stressed; no appointment necessary.
Wednesday, December 26; 3:00 to 5:00pm
Milford Health & Wellness, 111 East Catharine Street, Milford, PA
For information, please call 570-409-8484 ext. 501.
 
Heart Failure Support Group
Heart failure patients and/or their significant others can learn how to best manage their disease.
Second Thursday of every month; 1:00 to 2:00pm.
Newton Medical Center, Emergency Department Conference Room
For more information, please call 973-579-8364.

 
Heart Disease Articles
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Noisy Neighborhood? Your Heart May Pay a Price

MONDAY, Nov. 5, 2018 -- Living in noise-saturated neighborhoods might be more than simply annoying, with new research suggesting it seems to raise the risk for serious heart problems.

Chronic noise from traffic and airports appears to trigger the amygdala, a brain region critically involved in stress regulation, brain scans have revealed.

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'Yo-Yo' Cardio Readings May Signal Heart Risks

MONDAY, Oct. 1, 2018 -- If your weight, blood pressure, cholesterol or blood sugar levels fluctuate, you may have a higher risk of heart attack, stroke and premature death than people with more steady readings, new research suggests.

According to the study, during nearly six years of follow-up, men and women whose readings changed the most were 127 percent more likely to die, 43 percent more likely to have a heart attack and 41 percent more likely to have a stroke, compared with those whose readings remained stable.

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