The yin and yang of heart health
Dr. Kevin Most talks about heart health
Think heart disease is declining?
Frequent WGN Contributor and DHC Board Chair Dr. Kevin Most says we need to think again. Dr. Most, VP of Medical Affairs at Northwestern Medicine-CDH, shared the facts on a recent radio broadcast. “We thought we were making an impact on heart disease after we saw a decline in heart related deaths for a few years. However, that trend has reversed and is on the rise, starting to approach 900,000 deaths a year attributed to heart disease.” Click here as Kevin shares important statistics and practical ways to keep your health healthy beyond February.
Healing hearts; Celebrating our Wonderful Volunteer Cardiologists 
Thanks to a dedicated group of volunteer physicians, 69-year-old St. Charles resident Teresa R. works full time and enjoys her independent life, despite health conditions that could have been permanently disabling. In 2011 Teresa was diagnosed with Rheumatic Heart Disease, Atrial Fibrillation, Hyperlipidemia and Hypertension. Access DuPage referred her to DMG Cardiologist Dr. Michael Schwartz, who has been caring for Teresa, and her heart, ever since. Says Teresa, “Dr. Schwartz has been so compassionate and dedicated; his kindness, concern and sincere caring has changed my life...I feel so blessed...I am eternally grateful to Access DuPage for referring me (to him).”
Good for the heart. Good for the mind.
The mind-calming practice of meditation may play a role in reducing your risk of heart disease, according to September 2017 article published in the Journal of the American Heart Association. Click here to read Harvard Medical School’s reaction to the study. 

When is the last time you did absolutely nothing for 10 whole minutes? Mindfulness expert Andy Puddicombe describes the transformative power of doing just that in his TED Talk (no incense required) .
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