By Lenore DiPietro
The heart pumps blood to the rest of the body. The timing of this pump is perfect, beginning at an impulse site known as the SA node.
The heart has its own electrical system, if you will. The two top chambers contract, pushing blood into the two bottom chambers and then out to the body and the lungs.
By: Lenore DiPietro
When we notice a fellow shopper or someone in a restaurant with oxygen tubing in their nose and an oxygen tank, we can assume they have some kind of breathing problem. This breathing problem is usually related to chronic bronchitis or emphysema - or both.
The occurrence of one or both of these conditions is called COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Are you a smoker? Have you smoked for many years? Years ago, it seemed as if everyone smoked.
By: Lenore DiPietro
In last month’s post (see below) some lifestyle changes you could easily do to decrease your chances of developing this common condition were discussed. A distinction was made between causes that are preventable, and ones that were not.
Heredity and ethnicity are two examples of factors that are not preventable. However, there are several that are. Hopefully, you have started to put these changes into action.
Editor's Note: The Vegas Voice is pleased to introduce Lenore DiPietro as our new health and wellness columnist. Her column - STAY WELL 411 will be found on our website.
Lenore DiPietro is a former Nursing Instructor for the College of Southern NV. She graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Nursing from LaSalle University, Philadelphia, PA, and has been a registered nurse for 22 years. She also holds a BA in Education from Adelphi U., Long Island, N.Y.
Appearing on the ABC-TV "Morning Blend" program to discuss the Senior Spectacular Expo is (left to right) TV host Shawn Tempesta, our Spotlight Senior Services partner Nina Ten and Karen Dixon, Director of Marketing for the CareMore Medical Group.
What a way to kick of the Senior Spectacular at the Gold Coast Hotel & Casino Saturday January 19th. Just mix Nina Ten and the un-flapable Karen Dixon from Care More with her British accent to jazz up the spot. It was GREAT!
Publisher Dan Roberts and Vegas Vacationers President, Crystal Sarbacker visited ABC's The Morning Blend to tell Host Shawn Tempesta what seniors coming to the event might expect once at the event.
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