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Broccoli Rice Casserole

Ingredients Servings: 12 Serving Size: 1/12 of the recipe 1 1/2 cups rice 3 1/2 cups water 1 onion (medium, chopped) 1 can cream of mushroom, or chicken, or celery or cheese soup (10.75 ounce, condensed, reduced-sodium) 1 1/2 cups milk (1%) 7 1/2 cups broccoli or cauliflower or mixed vegetables (frozen,… Read More

Common Diagnostic Testing for Coronary Artery Disease

Electrocardiogram (ECG, EKG) This is a painless procedure that takes 5-10 minutes. Electrodes are placed on the patient’s arms, legs, and chest in different locations. The electrode placement allows the viewing of electrical activity in the heart from several directions. The ECG gives information about heart rate and rhythm. It… Read More

Eating Right for the Heart

Embrace a lifestyle of heart-healthy habits by monitoring daily meals and making smarter dietary choices. The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) is a set of guidelines recognized by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute that outlines heart-friendly foods and habits. The DASH eating plan recommends foods that are:… Read More

Greek Frittata with Spinach Goat Cheese and Roasted Red Bell Peppers

Surprise! You can make brunch in a slow cooker. This veggie-packed frittata is infused with Mediterranean flavors. Invite your friends over, toss a fresh fruit salad, toast some whole-grain country bread, and you’re ready for an almost effortless get-together. Slow Cooker Size/Shape: 3- to 4 1/2-quart round (preferred)… Read More

Healthy Turkey Chili Recipe

Warm up with this Classic American staple turkey chili. Servings: 6 Serving Size: 1 1/3 cups Ingredients Cooking spray 1 1/2 Tbsp. canola or corn oil 1 medium or large onion, chopped 20 oz. ground, skinless turkey breast 2 large garlic cloves (minced) or 1/2 tsp. garlic powder… Read More

Heart Disease Risk Factors and Prevention

What predisposes one person to coronary artery disease more readily than others? The direct causes of coronary artery disease are still being studied. What we do know is that certain risk factors or elements of our lifestyle raise the risk of being affected by this disease. Risk factors are tendencies… Read More

How to Lower Your Blood Cholesterol

What is Cholesterol? Cholesterol is a fatty substance that is made by the body and is found in foods that have animal origin, such as dairy products, organ meats, and egg yolks. The body requires a certain amount of cholesterol to perform its daily functions. Why Should I Care about… Read More

Sweet Nutty Stir Fry

When you crave takeout but don’t want to load up on saturated fat and sodium, try this quick and crunchy meatless meal-in-one. Ingredients Servings: 4 Serving Size: 1 ½ cups per serving Pasta 4 oz. dried, multigrain vermicelli or spaghetti 2 tsp. curry powder Sauce 2 Tbsp. sugar… Read More

Tuscan-Style Grilled Chicken Kebabs

These grilled chicken-and-vegetable kebabs feature the flavors of sunny Tuscany—lemon, rosemary, garlic, and oregano. Serve them with brown rice studded with sun-dried tomatoes for a rustic and satisfying dinner. Servings: 4, Serving Size: 2 kebabs (3 ounces chicken and 1/2 cup vegetables) and 1/2 cup brown rice per… Read More

UHC’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Program Certified by Industry Leader

This is the eighth, consecutive time since 2000 that UHC’s Cardiac Rehab program has received accreditation. United Hospital Center (UHC) proudly received recertification of its Cardiac Rehabilitation program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). UHC was recognized for its commitment to improving the quality of… Read More

Velvety Avocado Pesto Dip

Guac lovers won’t be able to resist this creamy avocado dip with flavorful accents of basil and pine nuts! Servings: 16 Serving Size: 2 tablespoons Ingredients 2 medium ripe avocados (peeled, pitted, cut into pieces) 1 cup fresh basil leaves 1/4 cup unsalted pine nuts 3 Tbsp olive… Read More

What is the Difference Between Angina and a Heart Attack?

The Differences in Pain: Heart Attack A dull ache or squeezing sensation can occur at rest or be brought on by overexertion or stress. This pain may radiate into the back, jaw, arms, or neck. This pain usually persists longer than 15 minutes and it will seem like nothing completely… Read More