Stress: Our Society’s Debilitating Epidemic

Stress began as an evolutionary strategy for survival, but it has evolved into something unrecognizable in today’s society. It is quickly becoming the next debilitating epidemic, but you don’t have to let stress dictate your own life. With the help of strategies like mindfulness and strong nutrition, you can protect yourself from stress and live your best life.

The Epidemic of Stress

The body responds to threats by secreting hormones that change its physiology, a tactic that ancient people used to defend themselves from predators and hostile enemies. The triggers for stress have changed dramatically in the 21st century, and now our bodies respond to prolonged threats in the form of chronic stress. This means our bodies are constantly expending an enormous amount of energy secreting the stress hormones that change our physiology. Read More

Everything You Should Know about Uncontrolled Diabetes and Your Heart

Diabetes is like a Pandora’s Box: once diagnosed, it unleashes a torrent of potential problems. From diminishing oral health and circulation problems to nerve pain, diabetes can wreak havoc on the body. Diabetes, especially uncontrolled and untreated diabetes, can be fatal to the heart. Whether you are diagnosed with diabetes or suspicious that you might have the condition, be sure to understand the threats that it poses to your heart health… and life!

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IV Nutrient Therapy: What Is It and Why Do You Need It?

How often do you feel fatigued and devoid of your normal energy? Has the distress of illness and discomfort become a common occurrence for you? You shouldn’t have to live this way! Fortunately, IV Nutrition Therapy offers a quick, simple, and efficient way to restore your body’s health by infusing nutrients directly into your bloodstream. When your body is given the opportunity to overcome its potentially dangerous nutritional deficiencies, lasting health and healing can occur! Read More

Manatee Cardiovascular Wellness Institute Earns ACR Ultrasound Accreditation

(Bradenton, Florida) — Manatee Cardiovascular Wellness Institute has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in ultrasound as the result of an extensive review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Ultrasound imaging, also known as sonography, uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images of internal body parts to help providers diagnose illness, injury or other medical problems.

The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting ACR Practice Parameters and Technical Standards, following a peer-review evaluation by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field. Image quality, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures and quality assurance programs are assessed. The findings are reported to the ACR Committee on Accreditation, which subsequently provides the practice with a comprehensive report that can be used for continuous practice improvement.

The ACR, founded in 1924, is a professional medical society dedicated to serving patients and society by empowering radiology professionals to advance the practice, science and professions of radiological care. The College serves more than 37,000 diagnostic/interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, nuclear medicine physicians, and medical physicists with programs focusing on the practice of medical imaging and radiation oncology and the delivery of comprehensive health care services.

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About Manatee Cardiovascular Wellness Institute

Manatee Cardiovascular provides state-of-the-art medical technologies, comprehensive cardiovascular care and wellness programs to our patients, their families and the community, within a compassionate and service-oriented environment. They assess and treat each patient’s individual needs, lifestyle, risk factors and entire medical history before putting together a comprehensive treatment plan to help them adequately achieve optimal health. This approach has earned Dr. Davis an outstanding reputation in the medical community and with his patients, for being able to successfully manage highly complex medical cases and achieve REAL results and sustainability.

The providers and experienced staff aim to develop a personal relationship with every patient and take the time to answer all patient questions and provide information, education and assistance. They are dedicated to absolute preventative care, detecting cardiovascular illnesses and helping our patients reverse cardiovascular risk and disease. This recent accreditation adds to their accreditations in echocardiography and nuclear medicine.

Top 3 Reasons to Switch to a Ketogenic Diet

The holiday season has come to an end, but you may still be feeling the side effects of too much celebration. If you rang in 2018 feeling sluggish, overweight, and bloated, now is the perfect time to make the changes to your eating choices that will allow you to optimize your health, regain your energy, and take control of your body. The ketogenic diet is an efficient and sustainable way of eating that is founded on principles that support long-lasting dietary and lifestyle changes. It will enhance your physical appearance and support your overall heart health, which makes it the perfect New Year’s resolution. Read More

The Benefits of Being KETO for the Holidays

The holidays may be merry and bright, but they are also a time of additional temptations and unintentionally poor health habits. Rather than dragging your body through the holiday season feeling bloated, sluggish, and overweight, you should consider following a ketogenic diet instead. Being keto helps you ​optimize​ ​your​ ​health,​ ​regain​ ​your​ ​energy,​ ​and​ ​take control​ ​of​ ​your​ ​body.​ Here are the most important benefits you should know all about!

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3 Things You Need to Know about Interventional Cardiology

The importance of your heart health cannot be understated, and we are fortunate in Bradenton, Florida to have highly trained interventional cardiologists nearby to handle serious and complex heart problems. Considering that cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States, seeking out the highest quality care for your cardiovascular health should be a top priority. Read More

Understanding the Connection between Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease

The body is an incredible and complex being, and scientists have come to understand just how interrelated the body’s different functions really are. No illness or condition exists in solitary confinement within the body; each problem has the potential to create other health issues in an unwanted and often rapid domino effect. This pattern is especially prevalent when looking at the connection between diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Read More

World Heart Day: Share the Power

On September 29, 2017, countries around the globe will celebrate World Heart Day. This observation is a response to the 2012 agreement that world leaders made to reduce global mortality from noncommunicable diseases by 25 percent by 2025. Since cardiovascular disease accounts for nearly half of all non-communicable disease deaths, it kills more people around the world than any other condition. World Heart Day is an effort to fight against cardiovascular disease by giving others the tools and resources they need to improve their health. Read More

Cardiovascular Risk Assessment

We live in the age of technology, and though sleek iPhones and 3-D video games are entertaining, the true value of modern technology can be seen in its ability to improve our health. A cardiovascular risk assessment is one such tool that provides clear recommendations for estimating heart disease risk. With such incredible technology at our fingertips, everybody has the ability to evaluate their health and course-correct in order to prevent deadly diseases in the future. Read More