Knowing Your Numbers for Heart Health

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By KYW Newsradio 1060

Our daily lives are increasingly a numbers game – PIN numbers, phone numbers, the calorie counts in our favorite foods – the list of number sequences stored in our brains gets longer all the time.

But the numbers most vital to your long term health and wellbeing might be missing from your numerical inventory. Can you rattle off your cholesterol readings from your last blood test – and do you understand where they should be for your optimal health? How about your BMI? And here’s a real stumper – what’s your triglyceride level?

These and other numbers your doctor will report to you during your physical exam shouldn’t just stay in your file. They offer crucial clues to your overall health, and especially, your risk for heart attack and stroke. They’re numbers to act on – to improve, to maintain.

Other useful numbers to remember: there are now 7 Deborah Specialty Physician practices in 3 New Jersey counties: Atlantic County (Galloway), Burlington County (Burlington, Browns Mills, Mt. Laurel) and Ocean County (Manahawkin, Toms River, Whiting.) Deborah’s exceptional cardiac care is available at all of these locations if the summer months take you to the Jersey Shore as well as year-round. (

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