Healthy Heart Awareness

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As part of our Health Awareness Weekend initiative, WWJ Newsradio 950 will highlight a range of health issues and resources for testing, treatment and prevention.

Sponsored by: St John Providence Health System and Planet Fitness

Specialist Interviews:


Dr. Davis

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Dr. Tom Davis, Cardiologist – St. John Hospital and Medical Center



Dr. James Martin

(credit: St. John Providence)

Dr. James Martin, Cardiovascular Surgeon – St. John Macomb Oakland Hospital


KC Parsons of Planet Fitness

(credit: Planet Fitness)


KC Parsons Personal Trainer – Planet Fitness_



Featured Content:

Research: Walnuts Rank Highest In Antioxidant Content Among Nuts

During a time of year when diet and exercise are a top priority, more and more people are grabbing a handful of walnuts.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/11/2012

Consumer Reports: The Truth About Fish Oil

In lab tests of 15 top-selling brands of fish oil supplements, Consumer Reports found that five fell a bit short on quality.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/17/2011


Study: ADHD Drugs Not Linked To Increased Heart Risks In Adults

A study released this week found that adults who take medication for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder do not appear to increase their risk of heat attack or stroke.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/17/2011

CDC: Uneven Declines In Coronary Heart Disease By State, Ethnicity

According to a report released by the Centers for Disease Control, the highest rates of self–reported coronary heart disease are among older adults aged 65 and over, and American Indians/Alaskan Natives.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/05/2011

U-M Study: Women Smokers Face Tougher Odds After Heart Attack

Fewer women than men smoke in the United States, but the University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center study suggests smoking is more dangerous for women.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/04/2011

Study: Hypertension In Teen Girls Linked To Prenatal Lead Exposure

It’s been long known that the prevalence of hypertension and heart disease differs between men and women, but scientists don’t know why.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/27/2011

Can A Daily Dose Of Potatoes Help Your Heart?

A new study finds a couple of servings of potatoes a day reduces blood pressure for the hypertensive obese.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/31/2011

Think Again If You’re Reaching For Caffeinated Drink To Beat The Heat

Do you reach for a tasty iced-coffee drink to help you beat the heat?

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/19/2011

Metro Detroit Ranks 2nd In ‘Hypertension Hotspots’

Southeast Michigan is number two on a just-released national list of hotspots for high blood pressure.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/13/2011

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