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Environmental Factors affecting Heart Health Nov 14th, 2021

The cardiovascular system is highly vulnerable to environmental impurities. These infections can easily develop severe heart diseases. Basic harmful elements like — lead, cadmium, or ambient pollution get dissolved in the air, and such situations are almost impossible to escape. We must therefore identify and prevent ourselves from getting in...

Can Depression Increase Your Risk for Heart Disease? Nov 4th, 2021

Depression is a mood disorder that results in loss of interest in any work. People go through depression at different paces according to their stress levels and cognitive strength. Depression might be called a feeling of sadness or blue vibes, but actually, it is a vast rabbit hole of physical...

How to Reduce Your Chances of a Fatty Heart? Oct 30th, 2021

Cardiovascular diseases can block our blood vessels and coronary arteries — eventually hindering the blood flow throughout our bodies. Heart diseases are critical. They cause deadly health conditions.  However, they are curable. Heart diseases can easily be prevented and treated through ways of a healthy lifestyle. Although some factors, such...

10 Yoga Poses for Heart Health Oct 30th, 2021

Yoga is a spiritual, physical, and mental process. Its poses and postures help us heal. Yoga is an Indian art form — that is being practiced by individuals all over the world today. It helps us all lead a healthy lifestyle. Now Yoga is principally performed for flexibility and core...

The Easy-To-Follow Skincare Routine for Men Oct 15th, 2021

Looking for a simple skincare routine that you can practice on a daily basis? So, here we are! We have outlined a solid skincare routine that would be super-easy for you to follow. And we have designed this one specifically for men.  We are trying to keep the routine manageable...

5 Best Cardio Workouts You Can Do At Home Oct 10th, 2021

According to studies — every individual must engage in 150 to 300 minutes of moderate physical exercise every week. And it might be difficult for you to believe, but a quick cardio workout at home can do wonders for you! With each session, you can build muscles, burn calories, and...

7 Ways to Reduce Blood Pressure Sep 29th, 2021

With 75 million individuals suffering from it — High Blood Pressure (HBP) is a prevalent health problem in the United States. HBP happens when blood flows at a rapid speed through your veins — on a regular basis. Hypertension is another name for this condition. Now, as it typically goes...

Answered: The Frequently Asked Questions Related To Heart Failure Sep 8th, 2021

Q1) What Is Heart Failure? Heart Failure is when your heart does not pump blood properly. It does not mean your heart has stopped — it simply means your heart is working less efficiently. In this condition, the muscles of your heart become weak. When this happens, the heart is...

Tips To Lower Your Cholesterol With Your Diet! Aug 27th, 2021

Did you know you can control your cholesterol with your diet? Just choosing a healthy diet can influence your cholesterol level. But for that, you need to change your eating habits. First, let's understand what cholesterol is. It is a compound that is present in your blood tissue. It is...

Top 5 Psychological Benefits of Exercise Aug 11th, 2021

Why do you exercise? Do you work out for fitness or because of a trend? What motivates you to get up every morning and work out? If you are not exercising, then why not?  Till the time you ponder on those thoughts, let’s discuss what exercising can do for your...

The connection between heart and head | Heart Health and Mental Health Jul 23rd, 2021

Heart Health and Mental Health both are vital for survival. Mental and heart health issues are interconnected. For years, doctors did not believe in it. But after years of research and study, it is proven that both directly affect each other. In recent years, people have started prioritizing their mental...

Top 7 ways to reduce your risk of heart attack: Jul 12th, 2021

Heart Attacks are now common in the United States. In every 40 seconds, someone in the US has a heart attack. Did you know? According to research, men are more prone to heart attacks. They are twice as likely to have heart attacks when compared to women. Astonishing right? If...

Heartburn or Heart Attack? When to Worry? Jul 12th, 2021

Do you feel a sudden pain in your chest after a big meal? Is this pain bearable? Does it feel like a heart attack? Heartburn and heart attack are different conditions. It can be confusing, but both — heartburn and heart attack have similar symptoms, however, they are not the...

Everyday Habits That Are Good For Your Heart Jul 2nd, 2021

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men, women, and individuals of most racial and ethnic groups in the United States. Not solely that, one person dies every 36 seconds in the United States from cardiovascular disease. This is, indeed, a frightening figure! Now, any kind of heart...

5 Vitamins and Minerals Men Should Definitely Add In Their Diet Jul 1st, 2021

Vitamins and minerals are necessary for your overall health. They carry out several essential roles in your body — from producing energy to ensuring the proper function of bodily systems. Now, according to the US Center for Disease Control — American men put away a whopping 2475 calories per day...

Simple yet Important Measures to Improve Your Adrenal Function Jun 23rd, 2021

Well, do you always feel exhausted? Do you tend to hit the snooze button quite a number of times to finally drag yourself out of bed? Can you not get through your day without three or four cups of strong coffee? There can be several reasons backing your fatigue. But...

How to Prevent Heart Disease at Every Season of Life? Jun 23rd, 2021

"You Reap What You Sow!" An age-old saying, but stands to be extremely relevant, even today! So, if you want to prevent being a heart patient, you must simply make smart choices today. These choices will eventually pay off for the rest of your life. Non—disciplinary habits, poor diet, lack...

Depression and Anxiety in Men May 31st, 2021

We live in a society where there's always a stereotype that men are the strongest. This patriarchal society pressures them to ignore their subconscious mind and pretend to be in control of everything. Men manage to ignore help as they believe that they are strong, independent, and are able to...

5 Ways to Boost Your Immunity and Heart Health May 27th, 2021

When you go out for your grocery shopping, you may have come across some immunity booster products that claim to enhance your immunity on regular consumption. And, why not? COVID—19 increased the search volume of the word "Immunity" as it helps to fight the disease. The immune system protects the...

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine May 13th, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus.But what...

The Many Benefits of Concierge Medicine Apr 14th, 2021

How long do you typically wait to get in to see your doctor? And when the day of your appointment finally arrives, how long do you sit in the waiting room?  Your answers may depend on whether you needed a sick-person appointment or a routine exam. But chances are your...

Not Sure About Your Diagnosis? Come See Us for a Second Opinion Mar 12th, 2021

Choosing the right treatment for a heart condition has a more profound impact on your life than buying a car. That may sound like an obvious or even a silly statement, but it makes an important point. If you were buying a car, you would shop around for the right...

Is Chest Pain Ever Normal? Feb 12th, 2021

Chest pain is never normal. Pain is how your body tells you there’s a problem. But chest pain doesn’t always mean you have a heart problem. And sometimes chest pain is expected because it’s a “normal” symptom of a chronic health condition. The challenge of chest pain is that it...

When Does Irregular Heart Rhythm Require Treatment? Jan 21st, 2021

You may be surprised to learn that arrhythmias don’t always require treatment. Most people have a temporary arrhythmia during their lifetime, and they’re often harmless. At the same time, some arrhythmias are life threatening and others need medical care to prevent heart damage. That’s why you should always protect your...

How Vaccines Protect You From Heart Disease and Heart Failure Dec 13th, 2020

Adults tend to get careless about keeping up with vaccines. Only 20-28% of adults have an updated Tdap vaccine, 35% are vaccinated against shingles, and a mere 45% of adults got their flu shot in 2018. Maybe you’re not worried about tetanus, whooping cough, or shingles. And if you’re healthy,...

Can the Flu Shot Protect Your Heart From COVID-19? Nov 22nd, 2020

The flu shot does not prevent COVID-19 because the seasonal flu vaccine targets different viruses. But a preliminary study suggests a flu shot may lower your risk of becoming severely ill should you get COVID-19. And there’s no doubt that a flu shot protects your heart and lowers your risk...

Why is COVID-19 Dangerous for Heart Patients? Oct 1st, 2020

Certain medical conditions raise the risk of severe illness from COVID-19. This includes people with serious heart conditions such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, and cardiomyopathy. Research paints a sobering reality of the impact of COVID-19 on the heart, finding that the virus takes a toll on the cardiovascular...

Stepping Out Of Your Comfort (Warm) Zone Dec 3rd, 2018

It's December and it’s cold outside. It sure would be comfortable to just be inside all winter and hibernate like the bears do! However, for most of us, an entire winter spent indoors avoiding the discomforts of the cold is unrealistic. Life happens, and we must go on! In addition, a...

The ‘Wonder’ful Work Of Exploration Nov 13th, 2018

"It's a magical world, Hobbes, ol' buddy. Let's go exploring!" – Bill Watterson That quote was the last line of the final Calvin and Hobbes strip, published on December 31, 1995. Did you grow up reading the classic stories through comic strips about Calvin and Hobbes? The author, Bill Watterson, says...

Serving Others For A Healthy Heart And Mind Oct 2nd, 2018

October 11 is National Depression Screening Day. This day is held annually during Mental Illness Awareness Week in October. The day began as a way to reach individuals across the nation and educate, support and screen for depression. You may be asking yourself: “What does depression have to do with...

The Gift of Age Sep 11th, 2018

“Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.” – Stanislaw Jerzy Lec Age is a gift. It is a work of art. And it can only be achieved day by day and over a long period of time. No one can take your age from you...

Finding Joy In The Mundane Aug 7th, 2018

“Joy is prayer; joy in strength; joy is love; joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.”– Mother Teresa That quote is so full of truth and beauty, and knowing who spoke it makes it even more meaningful. Mother Teresa knew how to find joy in...

Practicing The Art Of Hospitality Jul 17th, 2018

Proverbs 11:25 "A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed." Dr. Corrielus, at Corrielus Cardiology, is a caring doctor who not only looks for ways help you prevent, treat and care for issues related to your heart, but he also understands the importance of lifestyle choices when it...

The Multiple Benefits Of Celebrating Creation Jun 5th, 2018

There’s something very special about something coming forth and being made new. You are one of those very special things! You were conceived and created in a truly miraculous way. Creation surrounds us everywhere we look! Do you see it? Do you pause in awe of it from time to...

Engaging In Academia May 11th, 2018

According to Merriam-Webster the noun academia refers to the life, community, or world of teachers, schools and education. Engaging in academia is not only good for your head, but it's also good for your heart, and here's how. Exploring academia takes you places. When your desire is to learn, it demands exploration,...

Filling Your Heart And Schedule With People Who Fill Your Life With Joy And Good Fruit Apr 2nd, 2018

"Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher. Life is already filled with those who want to bring you down." –Oprah Winfrey Have you ever been with a person, and after walking away you exclaim to yourself, "I feel like that encounter sucked the life right...

Discovering Places That Make Your Heart Come Alive Mar 7th, 2018

Julie Andrews best demonstrates the way a particular place can transform your heart and make you feel alive. Do you recall the scene from The Sound of Music where she’s twirling, arms wide open as if she’s hugging the hills surrounding her while the hills give her the gift of...

Activities That Help Your Heart Beat The Winter Blues Feb 5th, 2018

Has cabin fever settled in yet? Cabin fever is not a diagnosable medical condition, but if you have it, you know it. A feeling of lethargy, unhappiness, and restlessness typically marks it, and is caused by being inside for too long. Your heart can take a hard hit both emotionally...

The 2018 Flu Season And What To Do If You Get It! Jan 31st, 2018

The Washington Post recently published an article details about the unique features of this year's flu. You can read more about this year's flu here. The article explains: "The flu activity indicators are notable for the sheer volume and intensity of flu that is taking place in most of the country...

The 2018 Flu Season And How To Avoid Getting It! Jan 26th, 2018

It's flu season! 2018's flu season has arrived like a lion on the prey. Flu cases are up 66% this year. This is serious, and serious steps must be taken to avoid the harmful effects of the flu, including death. The Washington Post recently published an article details about the...

Fuel For Your Joyful Heart Jan 4th, 2018

Happy New Year from Dr. Corrielus and our entire professional team at Corrielus Cardiology. We are honored to serve you at our wellness center in Philadelphia with our integrative cardiovascular care. We use a unique collaborative approach to your heart health by providing comprehensive cardiology services that are driven by community education...

You Are An Artist Dec 5th, 2017

As we wrap up 2017, and head into 2018, it’s important to look back and see where we’ve come before stepping into all the new of the year in 2018. As we’ve explored the “Art Of Healing Thyself” we’ve discussed topics such as:   Self-Awareness Self-Advocacy Success and Survival Embracing...

Serving Your Heart While Serving Others Nov 9th, 2017

Last month we discussed how spirituality is a component to healing thyself. We touched on the fact that serving plays an important role in your spirituality because your happiness and joy are dependent on your ability to look outside of yourself and acknowledge that you are necessary and you can...

Spirituality And Your Heart Oct 5th, 2017

In 2017 we’ve been discussing the “Art of Healing Thyself.” All of our topics have related to practical steps that you can take to heal your heart, and to maintain healthy habits so you can enjoy the benefits of a healthy heart. At Corrielus Cardiology, we acknowledge that a healthy...

Making Adaptations Can Lead To Healing Thyself Sep 3rd, 2017

The care you receive from Dr. Corrielus at Corrielus Cardiology is transformative, captivating and motivating. Not only do we care about your heart, but we also care about how you can maintain a healthy lifestyle. We are committed to a healthier you. We've been discussing in past blogs "The Art...

The Art Of Healing Thyself By Erecting Healthy Boundaries Aug 10th, 2017

Erecting healthy boundaries is like building a wall around you. The wall will not permit harmful habits or people in, and it will protect your priorities from being affected. Let’s examine how healthy boundaries can help you on your journey as you embark on healing thyself. Boundaries help you determine...

Exercising Self-Control Jul 2nd, 2017

Let's take an inventory on how you're doing with heart healthy habits up until now, before we begin discussing self-control. While practicing the "Art of Healing Thyself" are you... Beginning to become more aware of yourself? Practicing communicating your needs while being a self-advocate? Intentionally taking steps toward survival by...

Embracing Your Adversities Jun 8th, 2017

“Let me embrace thee, sour adversity, for wise men say it is the wisest course.”  – William Shakespeare How have you been doing with our challenges we’ve been discussing in our past blogs concerning “The Art Of Healing Thyself?” Recall that we’ve touched on subjects such as self-awareness, self-advocacy, survival, and...

Setting Your Intentions Toward Success And Survival May 4th, 2017

In our past posts we’ve been discussing the “Art of Healing Thyself.” We’ve journeyed through topics like, self-awareness and self-advocacy. What we’ve discovered is how you play a large part in guiding yourself toward heart health and healing.  This month we will discover how setting intentions or goals toward your...

Self Advocate Apr 5th, 2017

It’s been a journey thus far discovering together how to heal thyself. We’ve discussed the role of being self-aware, and also what healing thyself really means.  This “art” must, and will, always begin with learning to embrace who you are and how you were created.  The second integral part of...

Self-Awareness Mar 13th, 2017

When considering ways to be healthy, most people would not add self-awareness to the top of their lists. Things such as eating vegetables, exercising regularly and the right combination of medications are at the top of everyone’s list. However, self-awareness is an integral step to the “Art of Healing Thyself.”...

The Art Of Healing Thyself Feb 6th, 2017

When considering your heart during the month of February, many think of their Valentines, loves, and all of the amazing candies on the shelves for their special someone. So much about Valentine's Day can remind us of the importance of love for others in our lives. However, how often do...

Dr. Corrielus – A Man Passionate About Helping You Succeed Jan 5th, 2017

When choosing a doctor to care about you, you want to choose someone who is passionate about his or her job, but also about you! Dr. Sanul Corrielus started Corrielus Cardiology to be a transformative practice that captivates and motivates you on a journey toward health and total well-being. Doctors are driven...

Gifts For Your Heart Dec 7th, 2016

Get out your lists for December. You’ll need grocery lists for all the yummy treats you will create for your feasts. A list for your wishes is important, everyone needs to be aware of what you’d like as a treat. Are you aware of your family’s wants for their holiday...

Giving Thanks For Your Heart Nov 3rd, 2016

The month of November is a good time to reflect back over the year with gratefulness.  It’s a season of thankfulness.  Unfortunately, it’s easy to forget one of your greatest gifts, your heart! Being grateful for your heart means honoring it by caring for it, so it can function at...

Heart Health Values Exposed By Your Daily Habits Oct 5th, 2016

A value is a person's principle or standards of behavior determining what is important in their life. A habit is a regular tendency or practice, especially one that is hard to give up. Did you know that your daily habits expose what you value the most? How do your daily...

Exercises For Your Heart Health Oct 5th, 2016

The health of your heart depends on many factors diet, family and medical history, and exercise. Some of these factors are completely out of our control, such as family history. One factor that you have control over is your level of exercise. Your heart is a muscle that gets stronger...